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  • Dean Close Preparatory School
    Lansdown Road
    GL51 6QS
  • Head: Mr P J Moss
  • T 01242 512217
  • F 01242 258005
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 13 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 454
  • Religion: Church of England/Evangelical
  • Fees: Day £11,364 - £17,052; Boarding £19,260 - £27,088 pa
  • Open days: October, March and May
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • 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

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