7th May 14
At Easter, Fourth Former and Drama Scholar Guy Amos (Tower House) appeared in an exciting new production at Shakespeare’s Globe in London’s South Bank
5th May 14
On the first Sunday back from Easter, Dean Close celebrated an incredible ten years of our link with the Nyakatukura Memorial Secondary School, in Ibanda, Uganda.
30th April 14
During the Easter holidays, three Show Jumping teams and three Individuals entered the Malmesbury Show Jumping competition at Summerhouse Equestrian Centre in Hardwicke to begin the season in grand style.
18th March 14
This year pupils were asked to research the achievements of any figure from the classical past and to advance an argument as to why that person should be awarded the accolade of most influential classical personality. As usual there were both junior and senior competitions. The challenge certainly generated tremendous interest and presentations were made…
17th March 14
Great news – we heard today that Stephen Whitford won the Association for Latin Teaching’s annual Latin Reading Competition. This is a national competition in all but name and Stephen was a deserved winner.
13th March 14
This was a great opportunity for our Sixth Form Latin pupils to work alongsidepupils from other schools and to focus on key passages from their set texts. Amongst the participating schools were St Edward’s Cheltenham, King Edward’s Bath, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cheltenham College, Hereford Cathedral School and Malvern St James. BothJon Allenand Brian Wilson delivered…
12th March 14
Professor Michael Vickers of Jesus College, Oxford braved The Cheltenham Festival Race Week to visit Dean Close and deliver a talk on the Erechtheum, arguably the most controversial building on the Athenian Acropolis. Professor Vickers discussed the significance of the Caryatids on the south porch and the evidence that is available for the dating of…
4th February 14
1st Louis Morford, 2nd = Grace Starling and William Bunker, 4th = Andy Whitford, 5th = Alix Atwick This was a really enjoyable occasion and a quite brilliant competition in which the Fourth Form took on the poetry of Catullus (poems 70 and 85). There were some stirring recitals in which Catullus’ profound disillusionment and…
Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School, fondly known as the ‘Squirrels’, is set in the beautiful grounds of Dean Close School, in a modern, purpose-built building. We have excellent facilities and resources and also benefit from being able to share in the outstanding Preparatory and Senior School facilities on site. We understand that a child’s first experience of school is a vital step in their learning journey, developing the knowledge, skills and self-confidence which lay the foundations for their lives.
Dean Close Preparatory School is a co-educational day and boarding school for children age 7 – 13. The school is set in 50 acres of private land near the centre of Cheltenham. With 310 pupils, the Preparatory School is small enough to allow everyone to know one another and get fully involved in the life of the School.
Set in 50 beautiful acres, Dean Close is a long-standing co-educational day and boarding school for 13-18 year olds, where visitors regularly comment on the atmosphere, saying how warm and friendly they find it.
Congratulations to Sixth Former Susie Main who received a ‘highly commended’ award from Oxford University following her submission for the...
This year the theme for World Book Day was poetry and rhyming stories and Pre-Prep spent the whole day having...