Dean Close Pre-Prep has a wonderful modern, purpose-built school for our pupils, set in beautiful grounds within the greater Dean Close School campus, sharing excellent facilities and resources. Although facilities are vital in giving children the opportunities and space to enable them to fully flourish and develop, our aim has always been to make learning ‘irresistible’ by providing such an exciting, challenging and vibrant educational environment that children can’t wait to start learning.
We follow the EYFS and KS1 Curriculum to ensure the best start in their education and beyond. Our fantastic WOW Days are an excellent example of this – the curriculum is suspended for the day to provide an unusual or amazing experience to start, augment or finish a topic the children have been studying. Our curriculum also includes swimming, class tennis lessons, class music lessons with specialist music teachers, French, music & movement, PE and in games for Year 2's we play tag rugby, netball and hockey.
Whole school WOW Days give everyone in Pre-Prep an exciting day together, focusing on an area of the curriculum such as maths, creative arts or science. During these days we often make use of our wonderful outside environment, including our large Forest School, where the children take part in imaginative, creative and investigative activities designed to inspire a love of the natural world, which is then linked to all areas of the curriculum.
The importance of each individual child is at the heart of all we do; the Christian faith underpins our School and we believe that each child is a valued and unique member of the community. We are committed to enabling each child to fulfil their potential, finding and developing their talents.