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Welcome to Denstone College Preparatory 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 caters for day children between the ages of 4 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.
We are delighted to announce that, following an in-depth review of all areas of the school, we have decided to invest in DCPS and relocate it from Smallwood Manor to a new site at Denstone College. The Smallwood Manor...
‘Excellent’ Rating by Independent Schools Inspectorate for Pupils’ Personal Development.
2017 ISI Educational Quality Inspection.
Main Prep 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.
Beautiful Surroundings; Excellent Facilities
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, extensive sports fields and astro turf pitch. 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-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.
Modern Methods with Traditional Values
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.
We work hard to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, encompassing the traditional academic subjects of maths, English, Spanish 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.
Jerry Gear, Headmaster
I believe that every single child who comes to our school is capable of achieving greatness. This may be on the games field, it may be in design, music, writing, exploration, technology, art, maths or indeed, any of the other avenues open to us.