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General Notices

Below you will find further information on:

  • Last week of the Trinity Term (all parents)

  • Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner, Wednesday 26th June (Year 8 parents)

  • Speech Day (all parents)

  • Charity Information (all parents)

  • Picnic Hampers for Speech Day, Saturday 29th June (all parents)

  • Ultimate Activity Camp (all parents)

  • Dean Close Summer Hockey Camp (all parents)

  • Match Fixtures Week 9 (all parents)

General notices

Last week of the Trinity Term (all parents)

Please click here to access information on the last week of the Trinity Term.

Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner, Wednesday 26th June (Year 8 parents)

On Wednesday 26th June at 6.00pm Year 8 pupils should arrive in smart clothes for their Leavers’ Dinner. Pick up will be from the front of school at 9.30pm.

Speech Day (all parents)

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to Speech Day.

Please click here to access a programme for the day.

Please click here to access a guide written by a parent on what to expect on the day.

  • Any pupils attending the Extravaganza must be in school uniform. On Speech Day all pupils should be in uniforms and Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 must wear blazers with clean shoes.
  • Registration for all pupils, including Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 is at 8.15am in the pupils’ houses, apart from Senior Choir who should be taken to the School Chapel for a 7.55am rehearsal.
  • Parents are welcome to come to Chapel for our Leavers’ Service at 8.40a
  • After Chapel all pupils should return to their houses where parents should come to sign their children out. Any pupils not signed out will be looked after in houses
  • All pupils should return to their houses at 11.00am.
  • Parents are welcome to take their seats in the marquee at 11.15am.
  • Prize Giving and Speeches will be at 11.30am
  • At the end of the speeches pupils should be signed out from the marquee, where they will be seated in houses.
  • Parents and pupils are then welcome to come and have drinks and canapes in the gardens of Dean Close House and are welcome to stay and have picnics in the grounds.

Parking Friday 28th June 2018

Parking will be available for parents on Humpty Dumpty. Please click here to access a map.

Parking Saturday 29th June 2018

After dropping off your children for registration, we would politely ask that only boarding parents park at the front of school, as they will be collecting all their children’s belongings, unless you have a disabled permit. We are hoping that parents may park on the school field and parking marshals will be positioned on Shelburne Road to direct you as to where to park. A further update will be sent next week.

Charity Information (all parents)

Charity Cake Sale

On Saturday 22nd June during Sports day, there will be a fantastic cake sale, raising funds for Family Space and Winston’s Wish. Please bring your cake donations to the Art room as you arrive in school on 22nd June.

Our other charity fundraising events throughout the year have been wonderfully supported by our school community and we would encourage everyone to help with this event also by making, baking and bringing in cake on Sports Day.

If any parents would like to offer to help on the day and help run the stall, please let Mrs Hunt or Mrs Sutherland know.

Any questions, please contact or

Final charity event of the year

Every week at Family Space, our chosen charity for this year, families who are struggling to buy even the basics for their young children will ask for nappies. To help meet this need, we are going to help boost their supply by collecting as many packs of nappies as we can. Pupils will be encouraged to bring into school a pack of babies nappies (for any weight) during the week running up to Sports Day. These will be collected in Houses and on the morning of Sports Day laid out to form the shape of a long jump sandpit and run up. Please help us to fill the ‘nappy pit’ and be able to donate a significant number of packs of nappies and help make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Picnic Hampers for Speech Day, Saturday 29th June (all parents)

Please click here to access further information on how to order a picnic for Speech Day.

Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

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Dean Close Summer Hockey Camp (all parents)

This summer we are running a Summer Hockey Camp from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd August for children aged 7 to 11 years old in the mornings and children aged 12 and over in the afternoons.

Sessions cost £25.00 with a 10% discount if you book for all 4 days.

Click here for more information. To book a place, please contact Lydia Day, 01242 267431 or email Alternatively, you can book online:

Match Fixtures Week 9 (all parents)

Tuesday 25th June

Boys’ Cricket v The Parents – 1st XI Home 6.00pm

Girls’ Tennis v The Parents – 1st VI and 2nd VI Home 6.00pm

Wednesday 26th June

Boys’ Cricket – Junior and Senior House matches 2.00pm

Girls’ Tennis – Senior House matches 2.15pm

Girls’ Cricket – Junior House matches 2.15pm