Dean Close has a mixed population of with significant numbers of Day and Boarding pupils, and a small number of Flexi Boarders.
Every pupil is accommodated in a House which is their main social and pastoral unit.
Each pupil is allocated a House at the start of Prep School, and this House will stay with them throughout their time at DCPS. All younger siblings will have the same allocation as their older siblings in Prep School.
There are three Day Houses across the Preparatory School and the Houses are mixed with children from 7 to 13.
The Houses provide the opportunity for pupils to develop firm friendships, forged on a daily basis and through the regular inter-House music and sport competitions.