Below you will find further information on:

  • Routines for Week 1 (all parents)

  • Extra-Curricular Activities Lent Term 2020 (all parents)

  • Lent Term Calendar 2020 (all parents)

  • Term Dates (all parents)

  • Childnet Presentation (all parents)

  • Cars on the School Site (all parents)

  • Unclaimed and Lost Property (all day parents)

General notices

Routines for Week 1 (all parents)

Monday 6th January

Boarders return from 4.30pm

Boarders’ Parents Meeting (by appointment) 4.30-5.15pm in the Centenary Hall

Tuesday 7th January

Term starts for day pupils, Tuesday 7th January. Pupils may be dropped off from 7.45am. Pick up is from 4.35pm.

However, there is prep for Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 pupils and so pick up for them is as usual. The day houses will remain open until 6.00pm as normal.

Pupils in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 have games as normal and Year 3 will have P.E. lesson period 3.

Wednesday 8th January

There are no fixtures for any pupils apart from the Boys’ Hockey 1st XI and so pick up is from 3.30pm. Day houses will remain open until 6.00pm as normal.

Thursday 9th January

There is prep for Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 pupils and so pick up for them is as usual. The day houses will remain open until 6.00pm as normal.

5.30pm Schola Cantorum First Service of the Term

Friday 10th January

2.40pm Start of Term Chapel Service – Rev’d J. Ash: to which all parents are warmly welcomed

Pick up for pupils is from 4.35pm apart from the Boys’ Hockey – 1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI who have a late practice and therefore pick up is from 5.30pm.

Saturday 11th January

Hockey Triangular at The Downs Preparatory School, Wraxall – U9 A and U9B 10.15am

Hockey Triangular at Dean Close – U10 A, U10B, U10C 10.15am

Hockey Practice – all boys in Years 6-8 12.30-2.00pm

Netball Practice – all girls in Years 6-8 12.30-2.00pm

Extra-Curricular Activities Lent Term 2020 (all parents)

Please click here to access a list of Extra-Curricular activities on offer next term. Pupils will be choosing their activities for the term on Tuesday 8th January.

Lent Term Calendar 2020 (all parents)

Please click here to access a copy of the Lent term Calendar. There are also hard copies available in the day and boarding houses if you would prefer one of these.

Term Dates (all parents)

Please click here to access.

Childnet Presentation (all parents)

On Tuesday 14th January all our pupils will be spending time with one of the leading education providers of internet security, Childnet, learning how to keep themselves safe online. At 6.00pm, lasting approximately one hour, Childnet will be running a presentation for parents to which you are all warmly invited.

Pupils whose parents would like to attend this may stay for school tea and will be supervised in one of the day houses afterwards. To enable us to cater for the event please could you let the school office (dcpsoffice@deanclose.org.uk) know by Friday 10th January if your child will be staying for tea on Tuesday 14th January.

If you would like to find out more about Childnet their internet address is: http://www.childnet.com

Cars on the School Site (all parents)

Thank you for your care in dropping off your child at the start of the school day.

We would like to remind you of the following:

  • Please use the drop off area outside the Centenary Hall where a member of staff will be happy to help your child out of the vehicle.
  • Please refrain from parking your vehicle on the road outside the Fortfield boarding house as this causes vehicles to back up onto the Lansdown Road and also means that others find it difficult to park in the spaces opposite.
  • The speed limit in the school grounds is five miles per hour to ensure the safety of all of our community.
  • The safety of everyone on our site is of paramount importance. Therefore, the School asks that no one parks on the grass verge of the public highway outside the School drive or within 15 feet of a junction. Vehicles, so parked, can create other driver blind spots which could lead to an accident. This especially applies to the school exit onto Lansdown Road, the site of several previous collisions.
  • Please could all members of the school community be aware that there are marked disabled parking spaces at the front of the School. It is important that these are only used by registered disabled badge holders. It is most inconvenient if these spaces are blocked by other cars at any time.
  • Please take care when exiting the school gates as pedestrians may be walking on the path

Unclaimed and Lost Property (all day parents)

A large number of items have been left unclaimed at the end of term. These include Forest School kit, footwear, school uniform, water bottles etc. This kit will be left in the foyer of Rickerby until Saturday 11th January for parents to collect and claim. Any items still left will be sent to charity or the second hand school shop.