Dean Close School has a fantastic reputation for its Art, Drama and Sport for which each has a dedicated and substantial department with dedicated purpose-built facilities and highly experienced and qualified teachers and coaches.

Please see the separate sections ON ART, DRAMA AND MUSIC to learn much more about each discipline and THEIR successes.

The co-curricular programme is very broad, with dozens of clubs and activities taking place outside of the classroom (found to be so impressive by our latest ISI Inspection).

These activities take place throughout the week, although there is an emphasis on certain aspects at particular times during the normal weekly schedule. For example, Monday afternoon sees a programme (MAA) devoted to creative opportunity, hobbies and clubs, physical pursuits and intellectual extension activities. Wednesday afternoon sees a focus on Service activities, especially CCF and Community Action.

Add the regular Sports programme (on Monday or Tuesday for Timetabled Games and then Thursday and Saturday afternoons for Major Games’ practices and both a Fitness and PE circuit of activities - with Team Practices on Fridays), Music (with a whole host of musical ensembles and instrumental lessons throughout the week), Drama (with normally a dozen or so plays in production over the course of the year) and other highly-regarded activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (currently at both Bronze and Gold level) and the Leiths Cookery Course, and there is a magnificent range of co-curricular activity available to the students at Dean Close.