Highlights of the Week:

  • The 4th Form had a fantastic Camp, with a range of exciting activities and good weather.
  • 5th Form Trip to Alton Towers on Wednesday was enjoyed by all.
  • Round the Clock saw 85 pupils from a variety of different schools spending 24hours doing a range of exciting activities from Thursday through to Friday.
  • The Quantocks English Trip gave the Lower 6th English cohort a fantastic opportunity to reflect on poetry and write some of their own.
  • A busy week for the musicians as they have taken their ABRSM examinations.

Term Ends: Friday 29 June at 12 noon

Leavers’ Day: Wednesday 27 June

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

4.30pm Leavers’ and Parents’ Reception, Tower Lawn

5.00pm Under the Tree Awards

5.30pm Leavers’ Service, Chapel

7.00pm Drinks Reception for Leavers, Tower Lawn

7.30pm Leavers’ Ball, Dining Hall

11.45pm Carriages

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.

Music Lessons: September 2018

Please see the attached information about the arrangements for Music Lessons for September 2018. Also attached is the Music Lesson Request Form, which needs to be completed and returned to Mrs Helen Porter, Director of Music on hlporter@deanclose.org.uk or via the Front Office.

Dean Close Choral Society: recruiting adult singers now!

Dean Close 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, though being able to sing and read music is perhaps desirable, as well as availability to rehearse on Tuesdays for an hour from 7.00pm.

On Friday 9 November 2018, Remembrance weekend, and the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, the Choral Society will perform Karl Jenkins’, The Armed Man, at Tewkesbury Abbey as part of the Dean Close Foundation’s Great War tributes. Pupils from Dean Close Senior and Prep Schools and from St John’s on the Hill will be involved. Adult members of Choral Society rehearse on Tuesdays 7pm-8pm in the Prince Michael Hall at Dean Close beginning on Tuesday 11 September.

Please come to the Prince Michael Hall on Tuesday 11 September at 7pm 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 let Sylvia Klemz know by Saturday 1 September so that there are enough copies of the music for the rehearsal – shklemz@deanclose.org.uk.

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.


Pre-season Training: Hockey and Rugby

Looking ahead to the Michaelmas term, please see the attached document which outlines the pre-season training opportunities for each of the year groups. If you have any questions in the regard, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Baber-Williams on gnbaber-williams@deanclose.org.uk.

Tennis, Cricket and Hockey Camps

Please see the details below for the Camps taking place this Summer. This is a great opportunity for pupils of all ages to develop their skills and have some fun.

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.