Highlights of the Week:

  • The DCPPS, DCPS and DCS Dance Show on Friday night was a real treat with over 40 boys and girls from across the age ranges demonstrating their skills in a wonderfully entertaining show in the Bacon Theatre.
  • Housemasters engaged in a Social Media training course on Monday.
  • Large numbers of our GCSE candidates finished their exams this week, much to their delight.
  • 4 pupils took part in our first ever Drone Racing Event held locally at St Edward’s School, Cheltenham.

Last Week of Term

4th Form: Citizenship Week Information

Remove: CCF Army Camp Information

Royal Navy Cadets: Monday to Thursday – Assemble at 8.30am in the Dining Hall, Returning to DCS at approximately 4.30pm each day unless briefed.

Activities to include: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Water sports activities including RYA Windsurfing certificate. Tuesday Climbing and Visit to SS Great Brittan

5th Form:Skills Week Reminder

Lower 6th: Futures Week Information

Upper 6th: Wednesday 27 June – Under the Tree, Leavers’ Service and Leavers’ Ball

4th Form Camp: Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 June

We are looking forward to 4th Form camp next week. The weather looks to be a bit mixed so you will need to bring a range of clothing with you. Attached is the kit list once again in case pupils have lost it! Please remember that no electronic devices are allowed on camp so it is best to leave your phones either at home or in your house on Wednesday morning. You also don’t need very much money but will find that coins are the most useful as there are vending machines at the activity centre.

A copy of the activity group list will be on House notice boards on Monday with some final instructions. Pupils will be going to Chapel on Wednesday morning but will need to collect kit and come to the Old Gym straight away afterwards. If you have any last minute questions please do ask Mrs Davis who can be contacted on jadavis@deanclose.org.uk.

Drama Production: Oh! What a Lovely War

Please note that this Drama Production scheduled for Sunday 17 June in the Tuckwell Theatre has been CANCELLED.

Leavers Photograph

The recent Leavers photographs taken at Dean Close School are online and available to order on the website: www.gsimagebank.co.uk/deanclose

Token Code: leavers2018


If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Gillman & Soame directly at enquiries@gillmanandsoame.co.uk or on 01869 328200.

Gum Shield Fitting: Thursday 6 September

At Dean Close, gum shields are compulsory items whenyour son or daughter is playing rugby and hockey. If you would like for your son or daughter to be fitted with a gum shield by Opro, our new providers, then please do follow the instructions on the attached flyer.

Gum shields vary in cost and the Opro gum shield we are promoting is not a compulsory purchase, but a professionally fitted gum shield is certainly recommend. If you feel that this is not right for your son or daughter at this stage then other options are available at the school shop or local sports shops. This link is provided to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to have a top quality product that aims to reduce the risk of injuries whilst at Dean Close.

Once you order through the Opro system you will receive a purchase code that you will need when you call Opro to book your son or daughter a time slot for the 6th September. All gum shields will then be delivered to Dean Close and not your home addresses. If you have any questions in this regards please contact Mr Baber-Williams at gnbaber-williams@deanclose.org.uk.

Cricket Coaching Opportunity

Please see below for details about Cricket Coaching sessions which are available at Dean Close throughout the academic year.


Business Club: ‘A day in the life of an MP‘

Join us on Friday 22 June to hear from Cheltenham MP, Alex Chalk. Refreshments will be available in the Pavilion from 7.45am, with the session beginning promptly at 8am and finishing by 9am.


The Week Ahead

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:


CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar.

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