This week the whole of Dean Close Preparatory school took part in recognising National Anti-Bullying Week: United Against Bullying.

A colourful and crazy array of odd-socks were worn all week in recognition of the campaign – by pupils and teachers alike! PC Candice Palmer, our local Police Liaison officer, also joined years 6, 7 and 8 to discuss how bullying can lead to anti-social behaviour later in life.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance shared this message in their film, watched by our students last week:

From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.

We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.

One of the ways we come together at Dean Close is through on our annual pupil survey on bullying. The answers shared by our pupils help us to check on how safe they feel at school. These answers have resulted in positive changes such as break time supervisions and a new friendship bench. We are really proud of these changes and of the communication shared by our pupils.



After some very difficult judging and the most colourful and craziest display yet seen at Dean Close Prep we believe, these were the final victors!:

Y8 – Mattia Fabbri

Y7 – Gabby Britton

Y6 – Allesia Eskalante

Y5 – Jusei Igarashi

Y4 – Josh Greatbatch

Y3 – Chloe Azam


The following is a link for all parents and guardians with further advice regarding anti-bullying: