Highlights of the Week 

  • The engagement with the Upper 6th pupils and parents in the Parents’ Meetings this week. 
  • The way in which our pupils and staff adapted to online learning this week. 
  • The School being represented by the Equestrian Team at the National Finals at Keysoe this weekend.
  • Walking past the Art Department and seeing the Flock installation.
  • Seeing the big baskets of Jammie Dodgers in the Headmaster’s Office.  



Half Term Letter from the Headmaster

Letter to all 5th Form Pupils & Parents



Act of Remembrance 

Thursday 11 November 

On Thursday 11 November at 10.50am we will mark this day by gathering together as a whole school on Chapel Close to mark this poignant occasion. If the weather does not allow us to gather outside, the 6th Form will gather in Chapel and the Lower School will gather in the Bacon Theatre with a LIVE stream from the Chapel. Lesson timings will be adjusted accordingly. 

Service of Remembrance 

Sunday 14 November 

On Sunday 14 November at 10.50am all the Boarders, and those Day Pupils who would like to come along, will meet in Chapel for a short Service to pay tribute to all of those who have lost their lives in conflict around the globe. This is a formal occasion which requires full school uniform. 

Poppies will once again be available in School and in Houses from Monday 8 November, and lapel pins can be purchased from the Front Office.  


Medical Work Experience 

On Wednesday 27 October, a company called Medical Projects will be hosting a webinar for your aspiring medical students.

In this webinar, they will explain everything pupils need to know about medical work experience; why is it important, what they need to learn from it, how to get it and how to reflect on their work experience. Work experience is an essential part of Medicine applications so it’s crucial they understand every aspect of it.

Topic: Medical Work Experience – All you need to know
Date: Wednesday, October 27
Time: 07:00 PM (London time)
Registration Link: https://educationprojects.co.uk/medical-work-experience-all-you-need-to-know/
Admission: Free

If you cannot make this time, the webinar will be available to watch on-demand on our YouTube channel the following day: https://www.youtube.com/medicalprojectsofficial 


Dean Close Services 

Bacon Theatre 

Don’t miss your last chance to purchase tickets for…  

Thursday 28th October  

Ballet Theatre UK present The Snow Queen https://bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873618032 


Saturday 6th November  

Animal Guyz present Animal Antics https://bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873617616 


Sunday 7th November 

Jasper Carrott Stand Up & Rock with Bev Bevan and special guest Andy Bennett 


The Week Ahead 

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar. 

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