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. The School believes that education is as much about building character and relationships as it is about gaining knowledge.

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

Dean Close 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 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
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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