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Denstone College Prep School celebrates Inspection Results

Press Release -25th May 2017

“Can Do Culture” Brings Best out of Pupils

A local East Staffordshire independent prep school has been celebrating an excellent inspection result.

Denstone College Prep School was given an ‘excellent’ rating for the quality of the pupils’ personal development, in an Independent Schools Inspectorate report undertaken last term.

Pupils at Denstone College Preparatory School […]

June 5th, 2017|

Teddy Bear’s Picnic a Success!

Smallwood Pre-School Teddy Bears’ Picnic/Open Day – 26th May 2017

Smallwood Pre-School, part of Denstone College Prep School in Marchington, held their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on 26th May. The lively event offered the opportunity for current and prospective parents and their children to come along, spend time together and enjoy the wonderful woodland setting, as well […]

May 26th, 2017|

Encore! – Another fantastic win for local school choir

Press Release – 16th May 2017

Encore! – Another fantastic win for local school choir

On Friday 5th May, Denstone College Prep School Choir took part in the 109th Derby Arts Festival at the St John the Evangelist Church in Derby. This is an amateur competitive festival for Drama, Music, Dance and Speech. This is the 7th year […]

May 22nd, 2017|

Farm Animals

Reception have been learning about Farm Animals.  This week we have been concentrating on the ‘cow’.  We have compared how a cow was milked long ago to how it is milked today.  We made butter using an old butter churn and shaking milk.  This was hard work!  We also made some delicious ice cream.


May 19th, 2017|

School open as normal

The waterboard have assured us that all will be back to normal for school tomorrow. Thank you for your help in collecting your children so unexpectedly.

May 16th, 2017|

Animals & Mini Beasts!

This term the Smallwood Pre-School children have been looking at animals in the Squirrels’ Room and mini beasts in The Owls’ Room for our topics. The Squirrels enjoyed making animal biscuits and were really delighted with the finished products. They were also really tasty!























In the Owls’ Room we have been […]

May 6th, 2017|

Mini Farm Experience

The Smallwood Pre-School children are learning about different animals this term and so this week they enjoyed a fabulous hands-on experience when we had a mini farm come to visit! There was lots of excitement and chatter as the children stroked the animals and described how each animal felt to touch.  Many thanks to Mrs […]

May 6th, 2017|

PTFA Spring Fair Letter

Spring Fair – Saturday 6th May – 12 noon to 3pm

The Spring Fair is almost upon us and we have been busy creating a fun filled afternoon for all ages! We have looked at the long range weather and it’s looking like we will have a lovely day again!

Of course we can only have a […]

April 27th, 2017|

House Music Competition 2017

Congratulations must go to all the pupils who took part in the House Music Competition this year, and also the fabulous house singing of “Let’s Go Fly a Kite’! It was a truly magnificent afternoon and the adjudicator Mr Dobney, Director of Music at Abbots Bromley School, was most impressed. Oak won the singing competition and […]

March 23rd, 2017|

World Book Day 2017

Thursday 2nd March – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

Quote from a teacher: “Our aim on WBD was to engage and enjoy the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Over the course of World Book Day we transformed the school into […]

March 3rd, 2017|
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