We trust that everyone has had a relaxing Easter break and we hope that the examination year groups have enjoyed constructive revision time. The Art and Classics Departments thoroughly enjoyed their respective overseas trips to Venice and Greece. Do look out for further information on the School website in the coming weeks.

As we look forward to the start of the Trinity Term, there are a few important items which are worth noting.

Start of Term

Boarders Return from 6.00pm on Monday 24 April

Daypupils Return at 8.15am on Tuesday 25 April

Summer Uniform

There is a slight change to the uniform in the Trinity Term.


Lower School – Summer shirts, jackets, no tie. If they are cold, they may wear a school jumper WITH their jackets, but NOT instead of their jackets.

6th Form – No change


Lower School – No change

6th Form – No change

If and when the weather warrants the announcement of the ‘Summer Dress Code’, pupils will be entitled to remove their jackets and leave them in their Houses. This does not give pupils the dispensation to look scruffy, but enables them to be more comfortable.

Summer Dress Code – Girls may remove their jackets, but may not wear a jumper instead of a jacket. Boys must continue to wear a tie, but may roll their sleeves up, if they so choose.


It is often at this time of year, that we see hair styles which push the boundaries of what we find acceptable and as such, please let this serve as a reminder of our expectations, which can be found in our Code of Conduct.

‘Hair must be clean and tidy. It must not be dyed or cut in an extreme style. Boys’ hair must be clear of the collar and ears, sideburns must not come below the level of the lower ear, and boys must be clean shaven. Girls’ hair should be clear of the face and Lower School girls must have their hair tied back during the School day and official events.’

Commemoration: Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May

If you missed the mailing at the end of last term, please refer to Lent – Week 11 for the Invitation to Commemoration. For practical reasons, it is worth noting that our Half Term does not start until Saturday 27 May at 4.30pm.

Leave of Absence Requests

Any request for Leave of Absence during term time needs to be submitted to the Deputy Headmaster (ashall@deanclose.org.uk) via the Housemaster at least a week in advance. Leave is only granted in exceptional circumstances as any absence from lessons, places additional pressure on the pupils to catch up on work that they have missed. In line with legal guidelines, pupils should not be taken out of School without the School’s permission.

The Week Ahead