Dean Close Preparatory School
Dean Close Preparatory School aims to inspire its pupils to a lifelong love of learning. We strive to equip each child with the skill and confidence to be an independent thinker, able to tackle a task either as an individual or as part of a group. The children follow a broad based and stimulating curriculum that is delivered by specialist teachers who bring their own love of their subject into the classroom. The academic curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum in Years 3-6 and an Independent Curriculum, aligned to the Common Entrance, in Years 7-8. Throughout the School pupils are taught by specialist teachers for French, Art, Music, Drama, PE and Games. As pupils move up the School they see an increasing number of subject specialists. There are also educational competitions held across the curriculum for pupils of all ages, for instance we hold an annual Maths Day and a Poetry competition, for all pupils in the School, as well as a Latin speaking competition for scholars.
Sport plays a significant part in School life and our excellent facilities means every child has the opportunity to find something they enjoy. The major games for the boys are rugby, hockey and cricket and for the girls hockey, netball, tennis and cricket. The major games are played on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Pupils can enjoy the wide range of facilities, such as: astroturf pitches, gymnasium, swimming pool, netball pitches, climbing walls and the dance studio, which are available to them throughout the year.
Art is a crucial and ever developing subject at Dean Close Prep. The department aims to inspire, enthuse and give every pupil an interesting and creative experience where they can develop their knowledge, understanding and a variety of skills.
Creative Clubs including;
• Cartoon Drawing
• Creative Kids
• Design Technology
Facilities don’t stop there as we are also fortunate to be able to use the Senior School which has the Prince Michael Concert Hall with its incredible acoustics, as well as the 550 seater Bacon Theatre. we currently have pupils who are members of the National Youth Orchestra and National Children’s Orchestra.
Although some students move on to other senior schools. (A list of which can be obtained from the School Office), the majority of our pupils go on to Dean Close Senior School from Year 8.
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