The House System

Dean Close Preparatory School has a full programme of teaching and activities throughout the week, and Saturday mornings for our senior forms, but also very much caters to our Boarding community at weekends with weekend activities and trips.

The Prep School community consists of 73% Day pupils 27% Boarders.  With families from as far afield as China or as close as across the road, the School does the upmost to accommodate the different needs and circumstances of each individual family. 

All pupils belong to either a Day House or a Boarding House which is run by a Housemaster or Housemistress (HsMs), aided by a team of tutors. The House is pivotal in the life of Dean Close as it is the base for personal belongings, where roll calls take place and where each pupil feels they belong.  Many activities are organised through the House, with plenty of opportunity to mix with pupils from other Houses throughout the day. House competitions and sporting matches are highlights of the School year. 

There are six Houses at the Prep School.  Boarding Houses are located to the front entrance of the Prep School, and are home to both Day Boarders and Full Boarders.  The three Day Houses are situated on the Ground floor of the Rickerby Building.