Dean Close School


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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 260 (Boys) 230 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 13-18 years
  • Founded: 1886

School Contact Details

Dean Close School
Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE

[t]: 01242 258044
[f]: 01242 258004

Location Description

50 acres of parkland in the centre of Cheltenham. Dean Close is easily reached from Juntion 11 of M5 and Cheltenham Spa train station

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School News

Dean Close independent day and boarding school Gloucestershire

Dean Close was absolutely thrilled to retain the title of Best Independent School in Gloucestershire at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2019.

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Headmistress, Dr Carolyn Shelley and Dean Close Preparatory School Headmaster, Paddy Moss were amongst the 280 guests, dignitaries and hopeful businesses gathered at Gloucester Cathedral for the second SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards. Excited to be a part of the celebrations and nominated with Cheltenham College (Runners-Up), Bredon School, Hatherop Castle School,  Kitebrook Preparatory School,  Hopelands Independent School and Rendcomb College. The Dean Close representatives were delighted to accept this prestigious award.

No two people are the same; in beliefs, abilities, age, ethnicity, gender and background; all these qualities contribute to our uniqueness. At Dean Close pupils arrive at different times in their lives, each with their own story and distinct personality. It is the Dean Close community’s belief that everyone has the right to fulfil their potential, no matter where that potential is found. It is a foundational principle at Dean Close that every pupil is equally valuable, and that it is our role as educators to help them find their gifts and to give them the inspiration, encouragement and expert input to enable them to shine.  The award is a wonderful way to give public recognition for the extraordinary, and usually invisible efforts every pupil and member of staff make to create this remarkable community.

SoGlos said of the School, “Dean Close School is thriving, vibrant and progressive, renowned for focusing on individual development and helping to nurture each child’s strengths. The School is clearly loved by many SoGlos readers who showed their support with hundreds of votes!”

Thank you to everyone in the Dean Close Community and the SoGlos readers for voting for us for the second year in a row.

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