Dean Close School A GSG School
- Dean Close School
- Head: Mr Salisbury
- T 01242 258044
- F 01242 258004
- E [email protected]
- W www.deanclose.org.uk
- An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Gloucestershire
- Pupils: 471; 238 full, 33 day/flexi boarders; sixth formers: 196
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: Day £11,364 - £23,316; Boarding £19,260 - £35,955 pa
- Open days: October, March and May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Dean Close Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘Safe, happy, comfortable’ was how one parent summed up the Dean Close experience. Others said it was a school where pupils are ‘expected to be kind' and that it was ‘good for square pegs’ ... Long tradition of choral excellence starts in the prep with the exquisitely trained voices of the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum choristers. Riders are galloping ahead and it’s rosettes all the way in team and individual show jumping, eventing and dressage.
‘Safe, happy, comfortable’ was how one parent summed up the Dean Close experience. Others said it was a school where pupils are ‘expected to be kind' and that it was ‘good for square pegs’ ...
Long tradition of choral excellence starts in the prep with the exquisitely trained voices of the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum choristers.
Riders are galloping ahead and it’s rosettes all the way in team and individual show jumping, eventing and dressage.
What the school says...
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
What the parents say...
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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)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2015, Bradley Salisbury MEd PGCE (40s), previously acting headmaster, deputy head since 2009. Son of a vicar he was educated at Monkton Combe school. First degree (theology) from Leeds, and then on to the University of Bristol where he completed his PGCE and later a master’s in educational leadership. It was while training for his PGCE that Mr Salisbury met his wife, Claire. Taught religious studies at Gordano School before moving to Bristol Cathedral School as head of RS and head of years 10 and 11; thence to Wells Cathedral School where he was head of RS and a housemaster.
Friendly, full of energy and clearly enjoying his headship. Parents approve: ‘Holistic, open-minded, very approachable’, ‘definitely listening’. Pupils lost for sufficiently eulogistic words when asked to describe him and...
Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
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|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|
Who came from where
|Beaudesert Park School||2014 to 2017||1|
|Cheltenham College Preparatory School||2017||1||1||Drama Exhibition|
|Dean Close Preparatory School||2017 to 2018||Majority to the senior school; Majority to the senior school|
|Kensington Prep School||2017||1|
|Moor Park School||2015||1||1||Art Exhibition|
|Pinewood School||2017 to 2018||4||4||Music Scholarships (2); Sports Scholarship; Drama Award|
|St Hugh's School, Oxfordshire||2015 to 2016||5||5||Sports Scholarship; Music Scholarships (2) ; All Rounder Scholarship; Sports Scholarship|
|St Paul's Cathedral School||2010 to 2015||1||1||Music Scholarship|
|Westonbirt Prep School||2014 to 2017||1|