Our Schools

Dean Close is a leading independent school for pupils aged 3-18. We celebrate individuals at every stage, for who they truly are. We embrace what is unique and different about them, and encourage them to anchor their actions in compassion, kindness and authenticity.

Pre-Preparatory School (ages 3-7)
Warmly known as 'The Squirrels', our Pre-Prep children may start from 3 years old, joining our Pre-Prep Nursery. Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) groups start from 3 years old up to Reception, and we then teach Key Stage 1 (KS1) to Year 1 and 2 children, preparing them to move on to the Prep School in Year 3. At Dean Close, our Pre-Prep children embark on their educational journey with small steps, but they have a big impact.

Preparatory School (ages 7-13)
The Prep School encourages children to try their hand at everything and to encourage their peers along the way.

Senior School & Sixth Form (ages 13 -18)
We aim to encourage, nurture and inspire pupils; shaping their mindset to seek opportunity, be curious about learning and have a deep desire to impact the world around them.  On a journey in preparation of adulthood, we aim to guide pupils to make informed decisions about their next steps in life.