Highlights of the Week:

  • Lots of pupils have been sitting their Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Examinations this week. We hope that these went well.
  • The 4th Form have been making their subject choices for their Creatives next term.
  • Our talented pupils have been performing in the School play, which has taken a huge amount of time and energy.
  • The 1st XV Rugby team’s run in the National Cup came to an end on Wednesday. We are very proud of them for making the last 16 of this competition.
  • Our Upper 6th have been very busy with their University application over the past 8 weeks. The offers have started coming in and we wish all our Oxbridge candidates all the best for their interviews over the next two weeks.
  • The Equestrian team are competing this weekend at the NSEA Plate Championships. We wish them well!

Advent Concert on Friday 8 December, 7.30pm: Bacon Theatre

Parents and friends are very welcome to attend the Advent Music Concert as we start the School’s Christmas season. Tickets will not be needed on this occasion.

Christmas Jumper Day / Mufti Day: Friday 8 December

This year it will have a twist! We would like the pupils to bring in any produce e.g. tinned food, biscuits, crisps etc., which will be donated to the CCP Hamper Scamper, and/or toiletries such as packs of razors, deodorants, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and sleeping bags which will be donated to Cheltenham Open Door.We will also be collecting any toys, new or nearly new, which will be given to Pied Piper Appeal to sell in their Hospital Shop.

The pupils will need to bring these items in on Thursday 7 December, and they will then be given a ticket to hand in on Friday to wear their Christmas Jumper and Mufti! No Donation….No Mufti!

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols: Wednesday 13 December

We are delighted to invite Dean Close Parents, Family and Friends to join us for our service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13 December. The Service has a wonderfully festive feel, with the Chapel Choir leading the singing in a candlelit Chapel, and will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Dining Hall.

Carol Service & Whole School Christmas Dinner on Thursday 14 December

On Thursday 14 December, we will be celebrating the Festive Season with a Whole School Carol Service starting at 5.30pm and, immediately afterwards, the Whole School Christmas Dinner, followed by a Disco for the Lower School and Social for the Senior School.

Smart party dresses are to be worn, but they must not be too short or low cut please. Shoulders need to be covered by a jacket, shawl, or similar during the Carol Service in Chapel. Boys are to wear smart dress, or suit, with black shoes. Seniors may wear black tie. Junior girls please bring flat shoes for the Disco as high heels will not be allowed in disco area.

Collection Times:

Lower School 9:30pm

Sixth Form 9:45pm

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