The School has enjoyed great success on the rugby field both locally and regionally at all age groups. In recent years the 1st XV have had unbeaten seasons and finished in the top four at the Rossyln Park National Rugby Sevens. A number of pupils are also involved in the Gloucester Rugby Academy.


Director of Rugby

Andrew Stanley was appointed Director of Rugby from September 2014.  Andrew has a degree from the University of the West of England and he is one of the very few RFU Level 5 coaches.  Andrew has played nearly 200 first team games for Gloucester RFC.

Before joining DCPS, Andrew was Director of Rugby at Hartpury College for three years, prior to which he was the Regional Academy Manager for Worcester Warriors, which also included a spell as interim Head Coach.  He is currently the forwards coach at Gloucester Rugby, having also been Academy Manager.  Alongside his passion for rugby, he enjoys coaching junior cricketers at his local club.


  • Under 13s – 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV & 4th XV
  • Under 11s – Colts A, B & C
  • Under 9s – A & B
  • Under 8s – Tag rugby