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  • Dean Close Preparatory School
    Lansdown Road
    Cheltenham
    Gloucestershire
    GL51 6QS
  • Head: Paddy Moss
  • T 01242 258001
  • F 01242 258005
  • E dcpsoffice@deanclose.org.uk
  • W www.deanclose.org.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 13 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 431
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £10,764 - £16,266; Boarding £18,882 - £23,910 pa
  • Open days: September, November and May
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Dean Close School

What the school says...

At Dean Close Preparatory School we focus on individual development, helping to nurture each child's strengths and talents. The small classes and excellent facilities ensure above average academic results. DCPS is a Christian school with a warm caring family atmosphere.

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Special Education Needs

Dean Close Preparatory School caters for mild dyslexia and literacy difficulties. Sessions are arranged on a withdrawal or in-class support basis according to need; delivered by two specialst trained teachers and supplemented by a qualified Learning Support assistant who is currently undergoing specialist dyslexia training. Lessons are arranged for small groups, pairs or on a one to one basis. Should the need arise, study skills and curriculum support are available. The school has just implemented numeracy support; one member of staff is about to undertake specialist training and another dyscalculia trained teacher joined the staff in January 2008. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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