At Dean Close Prep School we provide a warm, caring, family atmosphere in our three, large boarding houses in which children learn to be responsible for themselves, and to care for others.

At the heart of each of the boarding houses are the Houseparents, a married couple who live in the house with their own children. The Houseparents are supported by a young resident house matron, two house tutors, and several non-resident members of academic staff, all of whom make up the boarding community.

There are three large boarding houses, Caldecote House for boys, Fortfield House for girls, and Wilton House for the younger girls and boys. Each of the houses has recently been refurbished offering modern and comfortable accommodation. On the lower floors there are common rooms, a sitting room with Sky Television and games consoles, a prep room, a games room with table tennis, pool table or table football, a kitchen and changing rooms with showers to be used after games. The Houseparents live on the middle floor, ideally located to foster the extended family atmosphere upon which our boarding thrives. The spacious dormitories are largely on the upper floors of the house.

Full Boarding

At Dean Close Prep School 90% of boarders are full boarders, the majority of whose parents live and work abroad, which means there are always plenty of other children to play with at the weekends.