General Information

"It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to welcome you to Dean Close Preparatory School. When visitors come and spend time with us, invariably what strikes them is the warm and welcoming atmosphere, with both staff and children happily enjoying being part of the School. Whilst many factors contribute to this, it is the School's strong Christian ethos, underpinning all that we do, that is undoubtedly the main factor. 

Within this framework and in our busy school life, great importance is placed on pastoral care, academic achievement and extracurricular experience. From the youngest pupil who joins us in Year 3, to those aged 13 whose next step will be the Senior School, there is an emphasis on the right combination of supervision, encouragement and initiative.

Children excel within our broad curriculum and are able to move towards reaching their potential, whether in the classroom, the music school, on the games field or on the stage. They are continually prepared for life beyond school in appreciating what it means to exist in a community, to share in celebrating success and to handle failure.

With a Prep School population of 310, the sense of family-like community is developed in such a way that it is possible for every child to know each other and to be individually known, valued and cared about. A sense of whole school community is prevalent in all three of our interdependent Schools, allowing us to provide the kind of continuity that parents seek and in which children thrive.

Whilst mindful that people shape communities; buildings and facilities help institutions such as ours to function at their best. Within a 50 acre, town-based site, the School boasts enviable facilities in a wonderful environment.

Please come to see for yourself and I look forward to showing you more of Dean Close Preparatory School."

Paddy Moss BA (Hons) (SOAS, London)