The first three weeks of the new academic year have flown by, and the pupils will no doubt enjoy a little bit of respite. The Headmaster has been conducting UCAS interviews for each of our Upper 6th Form pupils and they have once again impressed with their wide range of talents and individual interests.

The Houses have been practising their House songs for the annual competition next Saturday, the Geography Department had a very successful Field Trip to Wales, followed up by a Webinar on Wednesday, and the Art Department had a fascinating trip to Gloucester Cathedral, where they were in’spire’d by the architecture! We have had hockey fixtures against Repton with the U14a team playing some fabulous hockey to win 2-1, and next week the NatWest Rugby Cup kicks off with a home fixture for the 1st XV and an away fixture for the U15 team.

We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday after what is hopefully a restful weekend.


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Lower 6th Geography – Field Studies Day

Please find attached, further detail about the Lower 6th Field Studies Day on Tuesday 26 September including a lecture and UCAS advice.

A Monk’s Tale – Monday 2 October: Bacon Theatre

We would like to extend a warm invitation to this event for Dean Close families. It is an appropriate family show for 11+ children and is a great way to learn about this period of history in a light hearted way. The show is written and directed by James Cary, a friend of Dean Close School. Please feel free to bring friends and neighbours.

Below is an excerpt from The Guardian reviews:

‘Beginning their show with the habits and rules of a British society, the cast sing ‘Don’t start an argument or mention religion’. Immediately going against their own decree they leap into a debate about Martin Luther, The Mad Monk. This farcical production contains face slapping confessions, Monk raps and mic drops with the holy bible.’

Spanish Trip – July 2018: Salamanca

This trip to Salamanca is available to all pupils taking Spanish in the Remove and 5th Form. 4th Form pupils who are considering taking Spanish as one of their GCSE options are also welcome. The price will be approximately £650, depending on the size of the group and the cost of flights at the time of making the booking. For further information, please see the attached letter.

Join the Business Club at the next networking Breakfast: Friday 29 September

Sports Pavilion, Big Field from 8am

Old Decanian James Moos will be explaining why cyber security is becoming so important for businesses, and give us an understanding of how we can incorporate cyber security into our businesses, regardless of size. The presentation addresses key areas that we should all consider and can help us look to reduce the risks our businesses face.

James is the Technical Security Group Lead for C3IA Solutions – a consultancy that is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre. C3IA has worked with government, military and commercial customers, providing a range of services from Risk Management through to technical services such as Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing.

By attending this session, you’ll walk away armed with the knowledge you need to incorporate or improve your cyber security. The morning will also provide the opportunity to introduce yourself to other members of the Dean Close Business Club, share your contact details and establish links to facilitate doing more, and better, business.

To register please visit

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