Highlights of the Week:

  • Boarders’ Christmas Market Dinner in the Quad.
  • Service of 9 Lessons and Carols on Wednesday saw the School opening the doors to the Community.
  • Whole School Carols by Candlelight saw some tremendous singing from all of the Houses.
  • Whole School Christmas Dinner saw all the pupils and staff sit down for a sumptuous meal served by our fantastic Catering Department.
  • Lower 6th Psychology Field Work took place on Wednesday.
  • Junior and Senior House Quiz Finals.
  • Boys’ U16 Indoor hockey side won the West Finals and secured their place in the National Finals.

Wishing you all a happy and restorative Christmas break!


Boarders Return: Monday 7 January from 6.00pm

Day Pupils Return: Tuesday 8 January for 8.15am



5th Form: Parents’ Letter about Trial Exams – January 2019


Boys’ Hockey and Girls’ Netball: Pre-Season Schedule 2019

The Sports Department is delighted to promote the attached schedule for pre-season hockey and netball training in the New Year. For any specific pre-season questions please liaise directly with the relevant Director of Sport.

Gary Tredgett (Hockey) gtredgett@deanclose.org.uk

Katie Holder (Netball) knoonan@deanclose.org.uk


Mayor’s Youth Concert: Sunday 27 January

Please see the advert below for this very special Community Event. We would love to see you there.



The School Chaplain invites parents and guardians to consider over the Christmas holidays, whether confirmation might be appropriate for their child / children. As always, pupils are more than welcome to join the other candidates for the preparation course in order to see whether this might be something which is for them. The course will run for the last six weeks of the Lent Term on Wednesday evenings, and our 2019 Service will be on Wednesday 8 May at 1800 in the School Chapel when the Bishop of Gloucester will be coming to preside.

Please could I ask that all declarations of interest be made to the Chaplain (jcash@deanclose.org.uk) by Saturday 19 January.


Close Community Clay Pigeon Shooting

Friday 8 March 2019

Join Old Decanians, Staff, Current & Past Parents at Ian Coley Sporting for a morning’s shooting and tuition. Suitable for beginners and advanced shots.

If you would like to book please contact Connie on development@deanclose.org.uk.


Close Community Golf Day

Friday 29 March 2019

All are welcome to join us for a round of Golf at Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Cheltenham. All in aid of Nyakatukura Memorial Secondary School in Uganda, a School that Dean Close has supported since 2005.

Please contact Connie in the Development Office if you would like to book on development@deanclose.org.uk.

Sports Camp & Easter Revision Course

Please see below for our latest courses!


Personal Training

Get ahead on making your new year’s resolution! See below for more details.

The Week Ahead      

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar with all of the events for next term.

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