Easter Fun Day

Smallwood Pre-School are holding an Easter Fun Day on Thursday 30th March at 1.30pm - 3.00pm. For more information please call us or click here.


Fantastic Entrance Exam Results

Following our Year 6 entrance exams to Denstone College, we are pleased to announce that all 32 have been offered places, and 16 scholarships and exhibitions were awarded. For further information, please click here.


Open Week & Activities Morning - Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th May

Denstone College Prep School have great pleasure in inviting you to visit our school during the week Tuesday 2nd May through to Friday 5th May from 10am-12noon. The school will be open each day allowing you to visit the beautiful grounds and to see our school on a normal working day. We also have our Activities Morning on Saturday 6th May from 10am till 12 noon. This is a fantastic opportunity to let your children try out some of the many activities we run here, whilst being given a tour of the school and grounds at the same time. Please call us to find out more, or to book a place on 01889 562083 or email registrar@denstoneprep.co.uk

Welcome to Denstone College Preparatory School and Pre-School

– a leading independent preparatory school located in Staffordshire

At Denstone College Preparatory School we understand that you want the very best for your child, so we put your child’s needs at the heart of everything we do.

Denstone Prep School is an independent prep school in Staffordshire which, together with our pre-school, caters for day children between the ages of 2 and 11. We are part of the Woodard Group of Schools, the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales.  We are committed to offering the highest standards of academic education coupled with a supportive and nurturing environment where every individual is encouraged and valued.

FREE TASTER DAYS AVAILABLE – Email registrar@denstoneprep.co.uk for more details

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Reception Mother’s Day Plants

Reception performed very well in the Mother’s Day Assembly.  They recited a poem and sang lots of songs.  They made a card and decorated their own plant pot and then planted a flower for their mummies.

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Educational Excellence

Denstone College Preparatory School

We work hard to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, encompassing the traditional academic subjects of maths, English, French and science, as well as art, drama, music and sport.  Not only is this tailored to meet each pupil’s ability, but our class sizes are small, ensuring that every child gets the one-to-one attention needed to reach his or her full potential.

We are OFSTED registered and have been rated good and often excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) which rates independent preparatory schools in Staffordshire and across the UK. What is more, many of our pupils go on to receive scholarships for their chosen senior schools.

Modern Methods with Traditional Values

boys learning at Denstone College Preparatory School

We adopt proven modern teaching methods and combine these with the traditional Christian values of good manners, respect and responsible behaviour to provide all our pupils with a dynamic learning environment.  This ensures that our pupils are well rounded individuals who thrive both academically and socially and are equipped to deal with any situation both in and out of school.

“Pupils are successful in gaining entry to local selective senior schools, with a significant number being awarded scholarships.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate report 2011.

Beautiful Surroundings; Excellent Facilities

girls chapel choir at Denstone College Preparatory School

Denstone College Preparatory School is an inspirational place where young lives blossom. Our prep school classrooms are based in the old manor house, surrounded by landscaped gardens, woodland and extensive sports fields. This is complemented by a pool, gym, stage, spacious art block, ICT suite, library, wildlife garden, music block and Chapel.

For younger pupils, Denstone Prep School’s award-winning pre-school and pre-prep facilities are situated in the quadrangle: a totally enclosed unit designed to encourage learning through play.

There are also plenty of outdoor play areas, including a living willow area, woodland, and adventure playground.

Denstone College Preparatory School, Forest School

Come and take a look around

When looking to educate your child at an independent prep school in Staffordshire we understand that it is important to find the right place: one that combines excellent standards of education with an environment where they can thrive.  That is why we encourage parents to come to one of our open days, where they can meet our staff, existing pupils and their parents and take a look around the school and grounds. Alternatively, if you prefer, you are more than welcome to come along for a cup of tea and a chat before having a personal tour.

Jerry Gear

Jerry Gear, Headmaster

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