• The Junior Music Scholars’ Concert on Tuesday night enabled our young musicians to showcase their considerable talent.
  • The Lower 6th Geography Field Trip are enjoying brilliant sunshine down in Devon.
  • 4th Form Linguists took part in the Annual Language Challenge having qualified as one of the 8 finalists from the West of England.
  • The 5th Form had a great time at Alton Towers on Wednesday on their post exam excursion.
  • The Lower 6th English pupils enjoyed a great visit to the Globe Theatre in London on Wednesday.
  • Dean Close hosted the Boarding Schools’ Association Bake-Off Final on Thursday which was won by 4th Form pupil Ben Quayle with his multi-layered Eton Mess cake.



Astro Hockey Pitches – Please note that the Hockey Pitches are closed and OUT OF BOUNDS on Sunday 23 June due to chemical treatment for maintenance purposes. The weather has prevented this treatment taking place at an earlier date.


Last Week of Term

Monday 24 to Friday 28 June

4th Form: Citizenship Programme & D of E Bronze Assessment

Remove: CCF Army & CCF Navy Camps

5th Form: Skills Week (please remember to check what you have signed up for)

Lower 6th: Futures Week

Upper 6th: Tuesday 25 June – Under the Tree, Leavers’ Service and Leavers’ Ball


Upper 6th Leavers’ Day: Tuesday 25 June

Please note the timings for Leavers’ Day are as follows:

4.30pm           Leavers’ and Parents’ Reception, Chapel Close

5.00pm           Under the Tree Awards, Chapel Close

5.30pm           Leavers’ Service, Chapel

7.00pm           Drinks Reception for Leavers, Tower Lawn

7.30pm           Leavers’ Ball, Dining Hall

11.45pm         Carriages



The recent group photographs, including the Leavers, Sports teams and the Dale House group are online and available to order at the below site.

Website: https://www.gsimagebank.co.uk/deanclose

Token: pg67af2019


Invitation from the Warden



Pre-season Hockey and Rugby

Please see the attached programme for details of the pre-season Hockey and Rugby sessions which are planned in preparation for the new term. If you have any queries, please contact Director of Sport, Mr Greg Baber-Williams on gnbaber-williams@deanclose.org.uk.


Dean Close Choral Society

The Society is recruiting adult singers now!  The Choral Society is open to everyone – parents past, present and future; staff, past and present; governors; Old Decanians – indeed, anyone connected or unconnected with the Schools.  There are no auditions, although being able to sing and read music is highly desirable, as well as availability to rehearse on Tuesdays for an hour from 7.00pm.

There will be eight rehearsals to learn Puccini’s Messa di Gloria starting on Tuesday 5th November and continuing until 26th November and then, after a pause for Christmas, they will resume on 14th January for the remaining four rehearsals.  Our concert is in the Pittville Pump Room on Sunday 9th February, when Choral Society will take part in the Spring Concert.  Rehearsals are in the Music Department’s Prince Michael Hall.

Please come to along on 5th November if you would like to sing.  We are in particular need of sopranos and tenors, but all singers will be most welcome.  If you are intending to come along, please do let Sylvia Klemz – shklemz@deanclose.org.uk – know so that there are enough copies available.


News from the School Shop

Please see the attached document with information from the School Shop.


Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps will be back this Summer, using our fantastic facilities for their fun filled and active camps. The dates this year are Monday 22 July – Friday 23 August.

Children will be inspired to try new activities, make new friends and ultimately have lots of fun in a safe environment.

UAC are running a ‘Summer Saver Offer’ which ends on 11th June, so please visit the website www.ultimateactivity.co.uk to book online or call 0330 111 7077 to speak to the helpful customer service team.

Please find attached the UAC promotional offer.


The Week Ahead    

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar with all of the events for next term.

Do to the busy and dynamic nature of the school, there are sometimes inevitable changes to our calendar. Do please refer to this online version, for the most up to date information.

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