Dean Close has a mixed population of with significant numbers of day and boarding pupils plus a small number of flexi boarders who stay one or two nights per week. Every pupil is accommodated in a House which is their main social and pastoral unit. There are seven Day Houses across the Preparatory and Senior Schools. At the Preparatory School the Houses are mixed with children from 7 to 13 at the Senior School there are two boys’ houses and two girls’ houses.
The houses provide the opportunity for pupils to develop firm friendships, forged on a daily basis and through the regular inter-house music and sport competitions. The Senior School is looking forward to the development of a new House Village due to open in January 2019.