Highlights of the Week 

  • Classical Association Lecture by Judith Barringer who is the Professor of Greek Art and Archaeology at Edinburgh University. 
  • The Golf Team victory against Marlborough College. 
  • Winning Round 1 of the Gloucestershire U19 Cross Country Championships. 
  • The Black History Month talk by 6th Form pupil Nacho, to all our 4th Form and Remove pupils. 
  • The Memorial Service for Helen Porter, former Director of Music, provided a fitting tribute to a remarkable lady. 
  • Hosting WWTW on Wednesday morning along with the courageous veterans who are currently completing the Walk of Oman. Please see here for further details. 



Letter from the Headmaster


Saturday 16 October 

Normal lessons Period 1 to 4 

Lunch at 12.10pm as normal 

Pick Up after Games: 

4th Form & Remove: 2.15pm 

5th & 6th Form: 3.30pm 


Asymptomatic Testing 

Following our conversations with Public Health England / Health Security Agency, we would like parents to maintain twice weekly Lateral Flow Device testing. 

“Testing remains important in reducing the risk of transmission of infection within schools. That is why, whilst some measures are relaxed, others will remain, and if necessary, in response to the latest epidemiological data, we all need to be prepared to step measures up or down in future depending on local circumstances. Testing remains voluntary but is strongly encouraged.”  

Gov.uk – 27 Sept 2021 



Upper Sixth (Year 13) Parents’ Meetings 

Thursday 21 October, 5.00-7.00 pm  

Friday 22 October, 12.30-1.30pm 

The Parents’ Meetings for parents and guardians of Upper Sixth pupils are on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October.  The Thursday meeting is the main meeting for UK-based parents and overseas parents in a similar time zone. The Friday meeting is reserved solely for overseas parents/guardians in time zones GMT+4 or more to allow for the meetings to take place at a reasonable hour.  All meetings are conducted via video calls using Parents Evening System  https://deanclose.schoolcloud.co.uk and the instructions for booking and making video appointments are attached here. 

Each parent / guardian can book up to ten 5-minute appointments with the child’s subject teachers and tutor and can then invite one more person (another parent, guardian or pupil) to join the appointment, so a meeting can be conducted from two separate devices (smartphone or laptop).  The booking for appointments opened at 8 am on Wednesday 13 October, and closes at 8 am on Wednesday 20 October.  

If you have any problems logging in or making appointments, please email isams@deanclose.org.uk 


Leave of Absence Requests 

Any request for Leave of Absence during term time needs to be submitted to the Deputy Headmaster (ashall@deanclose.org.uk) via the Housemaster, well in advance. Leave is only granted in exceptional circumstances as any absence from lessons, places additional pressure on the pupils to catch up on work that they have missed.  


The Week Ahead 

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar. 

PRINTABLE VERSION – WEEK Ahead Commencing 16 October 2021 

If you have any queries or comments, please contact rerichards@deanclose.org.uk.