1906, 2017

John Muir Walk – Monday 19th June

Wow what a scorcher! Year 4 are taking part in the John Muir Award Initiative which encourages children to share their wildlife exploration and discoveries with others, and PP1 were excited to be asked to […]

1905, 2017

Pirate Day

PP2 have had an amazing Pirate Day, they have enjoyed dressing up and learning to speak like a pirate.  After finding out about the importance of pirate flags, each of our scurrilous pirates made their […]

1905, 2017

Materials in PP1

Pre-Prep 1 are learning about ‘Materials’ this half term.  They have been looking at properties of materials and testing to see which materials are waterproof.  They are in the process of designing and making a […]

1505, 2017

Year 3 Meeting Our Pre-Prep 2 Buddies

Year 3 had a wonderful time meeting their Year 2 buddies for the first time. Here at D.C.P.S.  the buddy system is a very special tradition that demonstrates the caring nature of our pupils.

Year 3 […]

605, 2017

Making Houses!

Pre-Prep 1
​Pre-Prep 1 have had so much fun making their houses.  They have really had to think about suitable materials and how to attach them to their house.  The children have also enjoyed writing their […]

605, 2017

Spanish in PP2

Pre-Prep 2 have also started their Spanish lessons with señora Green and have had fun learning their numbers with Chico the monkey. The children have used their knowledge of Spanish numbers to help them locate […]

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!



706, 2016

Teddy Bears’ Picnic & Open Day – Friday 26th May 1-3pm

You’re warmly invited to join us on Friday 26th May, for the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic & Open Day at Smallwood Pre-School. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit our award winning facilities and let […]

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 […]