Dean Close School

Dean Close School is a long-established, co-educational, boarding and day school for children aged 2-18. A Christian School with a warm, caring family atmosphere, Dean Close promotes an environment where individuality is cherished. The School has a diverse community, representing 28 different nationalities; more than half of the pupils board, in bespoke boys’ and girls’ houses. The Prep School also offers a mixed junior boarding house, designed specifically for children aged 7-10 years.

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

The School is set in 50 acres of parkland, close to the centre of Cheltenham, and is renowned for focusing on individual development, helping to nurture each child’s strengths and talents. With its own 550-seat professional theatre, amphitheatre, 2 water based AstroTurf pitches, 25m indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, dance studio and fully equipped gym, the small classes and excellent learning facilities ensure consistently high academic results and co-curricular achievements. The School’s strong tradition of music, art, sport and drama and broad range of co-curricular activities make it possible for every child to achieve success and build confidence.


Dean Close enjoys an excellent academic profile and offers outstanding Futures advice, with 95% of pupils going to their first choice of university in the UK and internationally; with others choosing industry, the creative arts or the Armed Forces.

The School has excellent facilities including a 550-seat professional theatre, amphitheatre, 2 water-based Astroturf pitches, a 25m indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, indoor rifle range, dance studio and fully equipped gymnasium. 


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 370 pupil Boarding community. The School has bespoke boys’ and girls’ Houses onsite, there is also a mixed Junior Boarding House designed specifically for children aged 7-10. The School has thriving Boarding community on weekends as 90% of Boarders are full-time.

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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£9,700.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£12,625.00 per term
Sixth Form£13,150.00 per term
Forces DiscountYes online & FCDO @20% for Seniors
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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