Dean Close School was established in 1886, and is set in 50 acres of parkland in the centre of the stunning city of Cheltenham. The School remains on its original site and is one of the oldest established co-educational independent senior schools in the United Kingdom.
Cheltenham itself is a beautiful and historic spa town located in the heart of the Cotswolds and offers direct line services to its surrounding cities Cardiff, Bristol and also London in a little over 2 hours.
Fully supervised activities every afternoon and evening
1 full-day and 1 half-day per week
The Centre at a Glance
The first class accommodation consists of three comfortable houses accommodating students in single, twin and multiple occupancy rooms alongside shared bathroom facilities on every floor. The three houses are equipped with a common room with TV, DVD, sofas and a games room, providing a great atmosphere for students to relax, practise their English skills and get to know each other.
The homestay option is ideal for students who wish to live in a home environment and experience the culture first hand. Comfortable and friendly homes within easy access to college make this an excellent alternative to our residential option with students being taken and collected each day by their host family.
Sports and Leisure Facilities
550-seater professional theatre
Dance studio and fully equipped gymnasium
2 floodlit astro-turf sports pitches
25m indoor pool
Learn new horse-riding skills or improve your existing skills with qualified riding instructors. Students will have the opportunity to experience horse riding in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. All abilities and levels are catered for.
At our centre in Cheltenham, we work in partnership with a local golf club where students can enjoy 6 hours of golf instruction each week with the club's resident Golf Pro.
Located only 10 minutes from Central Cheltenham, and a mere 5 minutes from Cheltenham Spa train station, the school is easily accessible. Cheltenham is close to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare, the historic spa town of Bath and the famous university city of Oxford.