Overview

Expanding their horizons even further

  Aside from the wide range of fun and activities that are part of the everyday life of a Dean
  Close Pre-Prep pupil, they may also participate in wider activities further enhancing their
  educational and recreational development. Some of these are charged as extras.

  •   Speech and Drama – developing a child’s imagination and confidence in   speaking, 
      listening and performing
  •   Dance – ballet, tap and modern dance classes are offered working towards the grade  
      system
  •   Tennis – outdoor and indoor tennis courts
      provide a great facility for the lessons 
      provided by our professional full-time
      tennis coaches
    Gymnastics - classes are run by Lisa Privett and the staff from Happy Days Gym Club. Lisa is a BGA coach in Pre-School, General and artistic gymnastics.
  • Music – individual piano, violin and flute lessons. Some Violin tuition is taught by members of the internationally renowned Carducci Quartet
  • Pre-Prep Choir ‘Singing Squirrels’ enables children to develop their musicality and a love of singing with Mrs Bowen
  • Squirrel Strings – our Pre-Prep orchestra for all pupils learning stringed instruments
  • Glow Club – a fun-filled activity club run by our chaplaincy assistants sharing God’s love for the world
  • PE Club – A club for Year One and Year Two children, building fitness skills and focusing on different sports
  • Art & Craft Club – for Reception, Year One and Year Two children – aiming to give children opportunities to develop their creativity using different media and experience the six elements of art: colour, texture, line, shape, space and form
  • META (Thinking Skills Club) – developing and extending chidlren's thinking skills using fun and practical activities