Welcome to Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School, fondly known as the ‘Squirrels’. Our school is set in beautiful grounds, close to the centre of Cheltenham, in a modern, purpose-built building. We have excellent facilities and resources and also benefit from being able to share in the outstanding Preparatory and Senior School facilities on site.
We understand that a child’s first experience of school is a vital step in their learning journey, developing the knowledge, skills and self-confidence which lay the foundations for their lives. At the Squirrels, we aim to provide a broad and exciting, child-centred curriculum which will stimulate young minds and ignite a love of learning, enabling children to develop and flourish. The Christian ethos is at the heart of our schools and we believe that each child is a valued and unique member of the community, loved by God.