Dean Close School

Set in 50 acres of beautiful grounds, Dean Close School is a long- established co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 2-18.

“Dean Close School combines strong pastoral care and Christian values with high academic standards and state-of-the-art facilities".

The School believes that education is as much about building character and relationships as it is about gaining knowledge. The School is renowned for focusing on individual development, helping to nurture each child’s strengths and talents. The small classes and excellent learning facilities ensure consistently high academic results.

A strong tradition of music, art, sport and drama and a wide spectrum of extracurricular activities make it possible for every child to achieve success and confidence. The School has excellent facilities including a 550-seat professional theatre, amphitheatre, 2 water- based Astroturf pitches, a 25m indoor heated swimming pool, climbing wall, indoor rifle range, dance studio and fully equipped gymnasium.


DCS is a Christian School with a warm, caring family atmosphere where individuality is cherished. The School has a community of around 370 boarders who live in bespoke boys’ and girls’ houses. There is also a mixed junior boarding house designed specifically for children aged 7-10 years. There is a thriving boarding community on weekends as 90% of boarders are full-time.


Dean Close has a long history of military boarders; a generous automatic military discount (irrespective of rank) enables over 150 boarders to be part of the strong pupil boarding community. 

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Enquire about: Dean Close School
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HeadMr Bradley Salisbury
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range2 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£8,995.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£12,400.00 per term
Sixth Form£12,900.00 per term
Forces Discount20% Thierry Award
Total Students950
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders71
Senior Boarders273
Int'l Students111
Closest Airport 1Bristol (80km)
Closest Airport 2Birmingham (80km)
School AddressDean Close School
Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE
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