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Teaching & Learning

Children who love coming to school every day because they are taking part in stimulating, practical and exciting activities, learn quickly and effectively and are able to retain and apply their knowledge – and this is our aim in all we do here at Dean Close Pre-Prep.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (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 Game for Year 2's we play tag Rugby, Netball and Hockey.

We also have whole school WOW Days where the whole of Pre-Prep takes part in 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.

Our high teacher-to-pupil ratio enables our dedicated and caring staff to meet each child’s individual needs and provide a safe and happy learning environment. We offer a broad curriculum and many extracurricular activities and clubs including choir, strings orchestra, speech and drama, PE, art and craft, dance and thinking skills.

My two girls have flourished since they both became a 'DCPPS Squirrel', they have found a passion for music which I never knew they had, and a real love of learning has been ignited! Thank you!

Pre-Prep Parent Information Booklet