2803, 2017

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 […]

2803, 2017

PP1 Blast off to the Space Centre

Pre-Prep 1 had a great day out at the Space Centre last Wednesday.  They really enjoyed visiting the Planetarium and finding out about the Sun and the Moon.

After lunch the children explored and found out […]

2803, 2017

Maths & Science PP2

The children in PP2 have been using stop watches to see how quick they are at counting, writing and building. They found it a challenge to beat each other’s times. It’s all part of the […]

2803, 2017

Mother’s Day

PP2 have been excitedly busy making special Mother’s Day plaques and cards using a mixture of materials to create these stunning individual pieces.

We hope that all the Mums at Denstone College Prep School have had […]

1503, 2017


This week we celebrate the children who have achieved their certificates, Heidi Blurton, Joe Gear, Harry Rowcliffe and Finley Jacques have all received their Silver Certificates and Imogen Abson, Reuben Anderson Dixon, Evie Norris and […]

1503, 2017

Weighing It Out

This week in PP2 Maths involved estimating and measuring mass.  The children have been investigating items around the classroom that are heavier or lighter than 100g and have had a great time using the balance […]

1503, 2017

Roald Dahl

Pre-Prep 2 have been learning all about Roald Dahl and his amazing life and the wonderful legacy that he has left to everyone.  His amazing books have inspired us all at some point in our […]

902, 2017

Circus Workshop – PP2

The circus rolled into DCPS last week giving the children of Pre-Prep 2 the opportunity to experience a wide variety of skills, including juggling, stilt walking, hula hooping, miniature bike riding and a whole host of […]

1406, 2016

Queen’s Birthday Celebrations in Pre-Prep

The Pre-Prep and Pre-School enjoyed the Queen’s Birthday celebrations enormously. Year 6 came down to help nursery make their kites and then we went out to fly them, they were truly impressive!



1303, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

A massive THANK YOU to the Friends of Smallwood (DCPS) for organizing the Easter Egg Hunt last Thursday. The children had a fabulous time.

1511, 2015

Remembrance Day


Pre-Prep 2 children placing crosses around the Peace Oak on Remembrance Day.

3010, 2015

Mystery Readers

Pre- Prep 1 have really enjoyed hearing stories from our Mystery Readers.  A big Thank You to Rosie’s Dad who came dressed in his Police uniform and read a story about ‘Stranger Danger’ and to […]

1910, 2015

Fire Engine Fun!

What a wonderful surprise for the children in Pre-Prep to see a fire engine drive into the car park. Simon and Lee, fire fighters at Uttoxeter Fire Station, paid us a visit and gave everyone […]

610, 2015

People Who Help Us!

Pre-Prep 2 have had a very exciting week with a visit from PC Carroll. The children learnt about the history of the Police, took DNA samples, studied their fingerprints, made some arrests and solved a crime! […]

2709, 2015

Getting Ready for Harvest

All of Pre-Prep and Nursery are starting to think about Harvest.  Last week PP1 enjoyed reading the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ followed by lots of fun and funny faces tasting a range of different fruits!  The […]

1809, 2015

Reading is Fun in PP2!

The children have settled extremely well into their new PP2 routines. Friday afternoon we shared library books and discovered lots of interesting facts about People Who Help Us, our Michaelmas term topic.

1209, 2015

Pre-Prep 1

Pre-Prep 1 have had a great start to the new term.  Everyone has settled in well and already used to new routines.  The children have had a lovely week working with their special beloved toys.  […]

709, 2015

Thank You So Much!

Thank you so much for my retirement presents at the end of last term. The flowers were magnificent and looked wonderful in my house. The World War 1 teddy has settled  happily into […]

2906, 2015

Exciting Work on Electricity!

Pre-Prep 2 have been learning about electricity and discovering how to build circuits. One of their challenges was to construct a circuit to test objects to […]

2906, 2015

A Wonderful Grandparents’ Morning

Last week, the Pre-Prep children proudly welcomed their parents into school for our annual ‘Grandparents’ Morning.’ The event started with a superb concert in chapel – the children sang a wide range of […]