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September or OctoberYear 7 Parents SocialA light-hearted gathering to welcome the new year 7 parents to the school. With dinner and games, parents have an opportunity to mingle with other parents from their son's form, as well as their form tutor.
September or January (Date TBC)Friends of DCGS AGMOur Annual General Meeting provides an opportunity for all parents to come along and hear in more detail about the work of the Friends, the events we have run, the funds we have raised and how the money has been spent. The AGM is also the occasion when we elect our new officers.
OctoberQuiz NightThis is a very popular evening attended by parents, teachers and a few Sixth Formers. A fun informal night to pit your wits and exercise the grey matter!
OngoingChalloner’s LotteryThis is a great and low-key way to support the school.
NovemberSchool Disco (1)There are typically two discos each year for Years 7 and 8 (combined) which are organised in partnership with Dr Challoner’s High School (‘DCHS’). The discos are held alternately at DCGS and DCHS and are primarily for the students’ enjoyment.
DecemberChristmas FayreA huge event with stalls, delicious food and all sorts of games and activities for all to enjoy. This is one of the highlights of the year, and money raised at the Fayre allows the Friends to make a significant contribution to the school.

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November or FebruaryRace NightAn extraordinary one-off event for those Y8/9 Parents who missed out on a social evening due to Covid restrictions.
February or MarchCabaret EveningA joint event with the girls' school to showcase and celebrate the outstanding musical talents we have and features the swing band and jazz band.
MarchSchool Disco (2)Another opportunity for the lower school students of both DCGS and DCHS to socialise together.

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JuneYear 11 PromOrganised by Year 11 Parents, the Prom is both a celebration of the end of exams and of the students’ time at Dr Challoner’s. Held after the students’ GCSE exams, this is the perfect time for a super celebration!
JulySummer FestivalOur new main event featuring music, food, drink, games and gifts to get the whole school community in the mood for the Summer holidays.

* Dates are indicative; please refer to diary for up-to-date timings of events.