Dean Close Preparatory School A GSG School
- Dean Close Preparatory School
- Head: Paddy Moss
- T 01242 258001
- F 01242 258005
- E email@example.com
- W www.deanclose.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Gloucestershire
- Pupils: 291
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £10,764 - £16,266; Boarding £18,882 - £23,910 pa
- Open days: September, November and May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Dean Close School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Speech and drama thriving, with both timetabled and extracurricular sessions - great for confidence building. The list of clubs, many set up by the children themselves, runs from the predictable Warhammer, to the gloriously unexpected Norman Wisdom film club and...
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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What The Good Schools Guide saysSpeech and drama thriving, with both timetabled and extracurricular sessions - great for confidence building. The list of clubs, many set up by the children themselves, runs from the predictable Warhammer, to the gloriously unexpected Norman Wisdom film club and takes in Fun with Wool, Start Greek and golf along the way...
Since September 2015, Paddy Moss, who was previously head of St Andrew's Prep School, Turi, in Kenya. He attended the school himself in the 1970s and was head of the prep between 2006 and 2015. His wife, Julie, is also a teacher and they have three daughters.
Own exam (English, maths, VR) plus interview and school report. Year 3s mostly from own pre-prep, but roughly a third more come into year 7 from local preps and primaries. School makes the test as unthreatening as possible...
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|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|