Another busy week has flown by with the CCF Field Day and Biennial Inspection punctuating the normal flow of the school week, a day, which saw a plethora of activities both here on site and off site. There was a great deal of energy and enthusiasm from the throngs of excited pupils from local Primary Schools as they were hosted on site by our pupils and staff whilst participating in a range of activities as part of the School’s Community action programme.

For the results of our latest fixtures against MCS, Taunton, Rugby and the Crypt, please see the results pages on the website. The pupils have certainly been busy as they have prepared for and played in these interschool fixtures. Next weekend sees the much anticipated House Singing Competition, and it has been good to get a flavour of what is going to be on offer as the dulcet tones have drifted across the quad during the rehearsal times.

Our hope is that the pupils enjoy a restful pause this weekend as they refresh themselves for the next exciting stretch which leads us to half term.

School Uniform – Policy Change

Following a discussion prompted by the Prefect body, the Housemasters’ Committee have agreed a Policy change to the Boys’ Uniform for Sixth Form. This now reads:

“Black or Brown polishable leather shoes may be worn during the working week. But, black polishable leather shoes are required for formal occasions which include, but not exclusively, Commemoration, Remembrance Day, School Photographs and House Singing Competition. Boots are not allowed.”

It is worth noting that light tan shoes are not considered to be brown and as such, these do not form part of the new policy. This demonstrates the great sense of ownership which the Prefect body have adopted so early in their tenure.

Drama

Rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof are well under way, and next week sees the performance of Steel Magnolias at 7.00pm on Thursday 29 September. This is a studio production, and seating is limited, so do please ensure that you book to avoid disappointment.

If there are any parents who are willing and able to assist with costumes for Fiddler, the Drama Department would be delighted to hear from you. In the first instance, please contact the Drama Department Secretary, Caroline Baillie on CBaillie@deanclose.org.uk.

Contact Details

We would be grateful if Parents and Guardians could inform us of any changes to their contact details, be it residential, email or telephone numbers. It is really important that we are able to contact parents when the need arises.