Highlights of the Week

The number of protective visors made for the NHS, Social Carers and other Health Workers by our Design Technology Department exceeds 900!



Music and Speech & Drama Lessons: Letter from the Headmaster

Letter for Tier 4 Pupils

All Pupils: If you need help…..


Start of Term Arrangements

Based on the feedback that we received from all parties following a week of online teaching in the last week of the Lent Term, we have adjusted the timetable accordingly. The Weeks are called ‘Week D’ and ‘Week E’ and we start with ‘Week D’ on Tuesday 21 April. Lessons will take place in the morning and in the afternoon there will be an ever increasing range of Co-Curricular activities to select from. Please read the correspondence below regarding the changes to the timetable.

New Amended Timetable for Trinity 2020

Prep Timetable: 4th Form

Prep Timetable: Remove

Tuesday 21 April

Week D
08:30 House Assemblies Online – HsMs
08:50 Period 1 – Online
09:40 Period 2 – Online
10:30 Period 3 – Online
11:15 Break
11:40 Period 4 – Online
12:30 Period 5 – Online


Children of Key Workers

We will continue to offer a provision for children of Key Workers in school and as such we would be grateful if you could email Deputy Headmaster, Mr Andrew Hall on ashall@deanclose.org.uk if you would like your son or daughter to be educated in school from Tuesday 21 April onwards.


Co-Curricular Programme

Trinity 2020

With lessons occurring in the mornings for those on British Summer Time or UTC +1, we are wanting to provide a range of activities for pupils to be able to select from so that they are never in the situation where they can say they are ‘bored with nothing to do’. The same applies to our overseas pupils in their different time zones.

The Drama Department and Library have put together a fantastic resource of Cinema Masterpieces that can be viewed https://dcslibrary.com/cinema-masterpieces, and discussed online if necessary, the Food Preparation & Nutrition Department (aka Cookery School) are running a continuous Bake-Off Competition, there is a Politics Extension Club running on a Tuesday, a Minecraft Club with the idea of recreating scenes from literary texts et al., an online DCS Chess Club, etc. Please keep an eye on the DCS @ Home page on the website for further details. If pupils have any ideas of clubs that they want to initiate, Mr Hall would love to hear from you about your ideas.


Trinity Term Calendar

Due to the uncertainty that exists surrounding the start of the Trinity Term and the associated calendar events, we have taken the decision not to print a Trinity Term Calendar. We will send you an updated link to our online calendar when there is more clarity.


Dean Close Performing Arts Summer Camp 2020

Make a Musical in a Week!

New for 2020, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new Performing Arts Summer Camp!

Monday 24th August – Saturday 29th August 2020

Six days of Drama, Song and Dance, giving students the chance to discover and develop their talents!

Led by Dean Close Prep School, Director of Drama, Lynne Lawrence & Director of Cheltenham Youth Choir, Rachel Bowen, students will rehearse towards a sparkling final production of Beauty & The Beast on Saturday 29th August, on stage in the Centenary Hall supported by the Bacon Theatre tech team.

The age range is 6 – 17 years. School Years 2 – 11 inclusive. Your child is invited to attend an informal audition at Dean Close Preparatory School on Sunday 28th June at 10am in the Drama Suite to determine some of the parts in the production. This is not compulsory and if not convenient, please be assured your child will be fully included in the production.

All children, irrespective of ability and experience, are welcome on the course. The focus will be on having fun while developing acting, singing and dancing skills. Each day will be action packed as they prepare to perform for Family & Friends at the end of the week!

To find out more, please click here. 

SoGlos Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Bacon Theatre has been shortlisted for Live Entertainment Venue of the Year 2020 in the SoGlos awards, as has Dean Close School for Independent School of the Year.

We would really appreciate if you could show your support by registering and voting for the Bacon Theatre and for Dean Close School.

It takes just 2 minutes to complete and you can opt to not receive any future correspondence from SoGlos – so please vote for us and Dean Close School and if possible spread the word and pass onto everyone you know to do the same.

Votes close on 30th April so please visit www.soglos.com/awards and vote now.


School Calendar

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar. All POSTPONEMENTS and CANCELLATIONS will be detailed on our live calendar.

For those parents who are wanting to upload the School Calendar to smart phones, google calendar or similar, you are able to use the following URL:


If you have any queries or comments, please contact rerichards@deanclose.org.uk.