As parents we love...
As pupils we love...
What makes us different
Set in beautiful, leafy grounds overlooking Chepstow Castle and the River Wye, Dean Close St John’s values the importance of outdoor learning, allowing children to thrive in an environment that encourages real childhood experiences.
Outdoor classroom, chickens, forest school and a cob pizza oven built by the children
Indoor heated swimming pool
On-site Kindergarten with free wraparound care, French, Art, Music and Swimming.
Strong on Sports, Art, Music and Drama
All-through Scholarships to Dean Close School, Cheltenham
MICHAELMAS TERM 2022 Tuesday 6th September – Friday 16th December (After Carol Service, approximately 1.00pm) Boarders Return: Monday 5th September from 5.00pm Start of Term: Tuesday 6th September Exeat: Friday 23rd September, 4.30pm – Sunday 25th September Half-Term: Friday 21st October, 3.15pm – Sunday 6th November (Boarders return from 6.00pm) Monday 7th November – second half of term begins Exeat: Friday 25th November, 4.30pm – Sunday 27th November (Boarders return from 6.00pm) End of Term: Friday 16th December, after Carol Service (Approximately 1.00pm) *LENT TERM 2023 Tuesday 10th January – Friday 24th March (3.15pm) Start of Term: Tuesday 10th January Exeat: Friday 27th January, 4.30pm – Sunday 29th January (Boarders return from 6.00pm) Half-Term: Friday 17th February, 3.15pm – Sunday 26th February (Boarders return from 6.00pm) Monday 27th February – second half of term begins Exeat: Friday 10th March – Sunday 12th March (Boarders return from 6.00pm) End of Term: Friday 24th March *TRINITY TERM 2023 Tuesday 18th April – Saturday 8th July (After Speech Day, approximately 1.00pm) Monday 17th April (Boarders return from 6.00pm) Start of Term: Tuesday 18th April Exeat: Friday 28th April, 4.30pm – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May (Boarders return from 6.00pm) Half-Term: Friday 26th May, 3.15pm – Sunday 4th June (Boarders return from 6.00pm) Monday 5 June – second half of term begins Exeat: Friday 23rd June, 4.30pm – Sunday 25th June (Boarders return from 6.00pm) End of Term: Saturday 8 July, after Speech Day (Approximately 1.00pm) *These dates are provisional and subject to change.
We run a series of Open Mornings, usually in Autumn and Spring.