Highlights of the Week:

  • This week’s production of MY FAIR LADY! It is an absolute joy to watch! Huge credit to the entire cast and the Orchestra, which includes so many of our pupils.
  • CU Christmas Dinner on Wednesday evening.
  • Christmas Jumper and Mufti day which raised donations for CCP Hamper Scamper, Cheltenham Open Door and Pied Piper Appeal.
  • Boys’ U18 Indoor hockey side secured a place in the National Finals.
  • U15 Rugby team won their plate match against Pate’s.
  • Senior Swimming Team competed in the Cheltenham District Gala.
  • House Badminton took place on Thursday afternoon.


Term Ends: 12 noon on Friday 14 December



L6th: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Launch Letter to Parents


Service of Nine Lessons & Carols: Wednesday 12 December

We are delighted to invite Dean Close Parents, Family and Friends to join us for our service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 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. The Service will be finished by 9.00pm.


Carol Service & Whole School Christmas Dinner: Thursday 13 December

The Whole School Carol Service is starting at 5.30pm and, is followed immediately afterwards, by the Whole School Christmas Dinner, 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


Parents’ Society: Burns Night Supper – BOOK NOW

25 January 2019

Whilst we understand there is considerable interest in the forthcoming Burns Night Supper, the sale of tickets has been less than we would have hoped for at this stage.  A decision will be made after the closing date for ticket requests (14th December) whether there is sufficient interest for us to hold the event and would therefore be grateful if you could let us know as soon as possible if you would like to purchase tickets and join us on 25 January by contacting jebond@deanclose.org.uk as soon as possible. The cost of the tickets can also be placed on your School Bill.


GCSE Revision & Trials Preparation

Revision Workshop & Online Materials

With the GCSE trials occurring straight after the Christmas holiday, 5th Formers have been focusing on Revision Strategies & Techniques to prepare effectively. By the end of term, all pupils will have participated in a Revision Workshop and discussed their preparation with tutors. Pupils have been encouraged to prepare a Revision Planner to organise their revision and should have this upon their return home. The Revision Workshop presentation, planner templates, examples of revision trackers, and more, can be accessed online at http://dcslibrary.com/revisionkit/. Good use of this early revision phase is hugely recommended and can be key to maximising success in the summer.


Fourth Form and Remove – Rugby and Hockey team Photographs

Please note that the 4th Form and Remove sports team photographs will take place during their respective games sessions during the final week of term. The Senior photographs for hockey and rugby as well as photographs for other sports such as swimming, badminton and fencing will occur after the Christmas break with further details to follow. Please ensure your sons and daughters are in full clean school sports kit for the photographs.

4th Form photographs: Monday 10 December (11.40am)

Remove photographs: Tuesday 11 December (8.50am)


Schoolblazer Christmas Sale

Our school uniform supplier Schoolblazer has announced a Christmas Sale. Please see the attached flyer for further information.


The Week Ahead      

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