At Denstone College Preparatory School we understand there are some children who would benefit from the education provided by an independent school such as ourselves, but whose parents’ circumstances mean that they are unable to afford the fees.

Denstone College Preparatory School at Smallwood Manor supports families in such circumstances financially via ‘bursaries’. In accordance with the Charities Commission guidelines these awards are made following the completion of a Grant Application Form (GAF) which includes a ‘Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances’. The school will assess all applications and may request a meeting with parents to ensure that the information declared has been correctly interpreted and, therefore, that the assessment has been carried out in a fair and consistent manner.
The percentage of the termly/annual fee will be at the discretion of the Headteacher and Governing Body and will be based upon the information received.
The school will advertise regularly for places in Years 3 to 6 to be filled. The Awards Panel will decide upon the award of such bursaries.

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.