Pastoral Care

At Dean Close Prep School your child’s happiness and well-being is at the heart of everything we do. Not only do we want to provide every child with the finest all-round education, we want to ensure they have the confidence to get involved and experience all that is on offer, to bounce back when things don’t go as planned and most of all be happy with who they are and what they enjoy.


Every child is valued for who they are. The Headmaster knows each child’s name, their strengths, what they struggle with and who their friends are. Weekly staff meetings discuss any issues pupils may be having, ranging from school work, to friendship issues, family bereavements or even personal organisation matters.

Below is a list of the ways in which we ensure happiness and well-being is at the core of every pupils time at Dean Close Preparatory School: