Track and Trace at the start of the Easter holidays

Following Government guidance, parents need to let the school know if your son or daughter tests positive for coronavirus during the first 48 hours of the Easter holiday, ie up to and including Sunday 28th March.  If this occurs, you should email the school: and ring the DCPPS office number on 01242 258079.  The school will assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation in line with Government guidance, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.  This means you may be contacted by the school in inform you that your son or daughter needs to self-isolate.


Where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.


Admissions – Places now limited for 2021 and 2022 entry

The Admissions team have been very busy over the last 12 months and as a result, places are now limited for 2021 and 2022.  If you are hoping for a sibling place at Dean Close Pre-Prep School in the next two years, to avoid disappointment, please contact the Registrar, Lesley Miller on as soon as possible.


DCPPS Trinity Term 2021 Calendar

Please click on the document below for the Trinity Term Calendar.  All dates and events are subject to change, and are dependent on the Government lifting restrictions as per the current timescale. you will also find documents for Term Dates and Forest School Dates below.


5 O’clock Club

Please click on the link below for the 5 O’clock Club form.


Extra-Curricular Activities

We are delighted that Gymnastics will be able to start again after Easter.  Nursery will also have their own ballet class.  Please click on the document below for the Extra-Curricular Activities form.



GLOW Club happens every Friday lunchtime, and is open to all children in Year Two, from any background.  We’d love to see some new faces after the Easter holiday.  Please click below for extra information.


Whole School ‘Super Senses’ Day – Wednesday 5th May

Please send your child to school in home clothes (mufti).  This will be a charity day in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.  All part-time Nursery and Kindergarten children who do not normally come into School are invited to attend.  Collection time 11.45am


Year Two Safari WOW Day – Tuesday 11th May

Year Two children to come to school dressed and ready to go on Safari!  You can come as safari animals, explorers or safari guides.


Informal Music Concert – Shared on Tuesday 23rd March

This performance was shared with you via Google classroom on Tuesday 23rd March.


Spring Festival ‘New Beginnings’ – Shared on Friday 26th March

This performance was shared with you via Google classroom on Friday 26th March.


Parents’ Prayer Fellowship

All parents are warmly invited to join us at our fortnightly parents’ prayer fellowship. We currently meet on Zoom to hear the needs of and to pray for our pupils, staff and families, with occasional opportunities to meet senior Foundation leaders. Parenting is a high calling at the very best of times, and we need one another to be the best parents we possibly can. Do please come and join us!  Please click below for more info or email

Parents’ Prayer Fellowship


Ultimate Activity Camps

We are pleased to let you know that Ultimate Activity Camps have been busy planning for their welcome return to Dean Close School, to run their fun, safe and engaging holiday day camps during the Easter and Summer holidays of 2021, with added Covid-safe measures for all.


Easter Holiday Dates:             Tuesday 6th April to Friday 16th April.

Summer Holiday Dates:          Monday 19th July to Friday 27th August.


Ultimate Activity Camps offer exciting holiday day camps with over 40 activities every week delivered by engaging, enthusiastic and energetic staff who will instruct and encourage every child to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of social time and fun of course!


To book your place, please visit or call their friendly team on 0330 111 7077.


Contact Details

If you move house, change your email address, or home / mobile telephone numbers, please inform Lesley or Katie in the Pre-Prep Office as soon as possible.  It is essential that we have your current contact details so we can contact you without delay in cases of child illness or emergencies.


Medical Records

If there are any changes in your child’s medical health, especially allergies or food restrictions, please contact Lesley or Katie in the Pre-Prep Office as soon as possible.


Useful Names & Numbers

Headmistress – Dr Carolyn Shelley – 01242 258079 /

Registrar – Lady Lesley Miller – 01242 258079 /

Administrator – Mrs Katie Miller Greatbatch – 01242 258079 /

Bursar – Mr Adrian Bowcher – 01242 258086

Bursary – Mrs Becky Abunassar & Miss Kay Hodges – 01242 258042 /

Foundation Retail Manager – Mr Sam Taylor – 01242 258016 –


School Shop

The School Shop will be closing for the Easter holiday on Friday 26th March at 4.00pm.  It will re-open on Monday 19th April 2021 at 8.00am.  Whilst the doors to the shop will be shut, emails will be picked up daily and as always if you need anything, we will do our best to accommodate.  Mr Sam Taylor at


Term Time Opening Hours:

Monday           8.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday           8.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday     9.00am – 5.00pm

Thursday         8.00am – 4.00pm

Friday              8.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday          Temporarily Closed


Happy Easter!

 The Staff at Dean Close Pre-Prep School wish you all a very happy Easter holiday!

We look forward to welcoming the children back to School on Tuesday 20th April.