About DCPS

Headmaster’s Message

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.

Mission Statement & Aims

We believe that every child has the ability to thrive in a wide variety of areas and we seek to help each child to achieve this.

Achievements & Successes

The most important aspect of your child’s education is that they enjoy it. Happy children, indeed, happy people, tend to perform to the very best of their ability, whereas those who are listless, lethargic or disinterested under-achieve.


Denstone College Prep School at Smallwood Manor has been educating pupils for over 80 years, since 1938.

Our History

Denstone College Preparatory School is a member of the Woodard Group of Schools. The group was established in 1848 by Nathaniel Woodard, a priest who believed education was the only way to overcome social conflict, poverty, deprivation and a lack of aspiration. As a consequence he founded an incredible 11 schools in his lifetime…

School Videos

Click the button below to see our school videos. We hope you enjoy them!

Open Days and Tours

We hold regular open days and tours to allow parents and their children to come and meet headteacher, Jerry Gear and the rest of our teaching staff and look around our extensive facilities.