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We were delighted to see a well-stocked library like an upturned boat and a wonderful high ceilinged history classroom with piles of books, walls covered in posters and a makeshift display of shells (exploding variety) and a tin helmet. And...

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Dean Close School offers a unique educational opportunity to all who wish to experience this family and community centred approach to learning and life. The School is truly co-educational, where the number of girls and boys are almost equal. The school aims to broaden the opportunities of each and every pupil through an exceptional array of facilities in sport, music, theatre and art as well some 100 clubs and societies. Facilities include an impressive 550-seat theatre/concert hall, a purpose-built art centre and music school. An underlying Christian ethos generates genuine warmth and mutual respect at all levels within the school. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

Other features

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Sports

Polo

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

We were delighted to see a well-stocked library like an upturned boat and a wonderful high ceilinged history classroom with piles of books, walls covered in posters and a makeshift display of shells (exploding variety) and a tin helmet. And was that chalk dust floating in the shaft of sunlight coming from the tall windows? Probably not. The head has plans for a major redevelopment, ‘a radical approach to teaching space’. We hope the history classroom’s days aren’t numbered....

Headmaster

Since September 2015, Bradley Salisbury MEd PGCE, deputy head at the school since 2009 and a successful acting headmaster. After studying at University of Leeds (completed part time masters at Bristol), taught religious studies at Gordano School before moving first to Bristol Cathedral School as head of department and head of years ten and 11 and then...

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Special Education Needs

We provide the following support services: Literacy support, numeracy support, curriculum support, study skills. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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