General Information

St John’s Pre-Preparatory School, fondly known as the 'Pre Prep', is set in the grounds of St Johns Dean Close School, on the outskirts of Chepstow. We are proud to be part of the Dean Close foundation, providing excellent education for boys and girls from 4 to 7 years.

The Pre-Preparatory School is based in a modern, purpose-built building that opened in 2007 which includes an integral hall, library area, outdoor areas for each classroom, playing field and hard courts. Our Pupils are also able to make use of the facilities on the whole School campus, such as the swimming pool, tennis courts, AstroTurf pitch and sports hall.


Our topic based curriculum offers a wide range of learning opportunities aimed at stimulating and nurturing your child’s development and interests in an intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and emotional sense.

The high teacher-to-pupil ratio ensures that each child is able to develop and learn at their own pace. We encourage progress through immediate positive praise and rewards celebrating achievements, whether it is an academic or a personal skill.

Trips and visits support and extend our academic curriculum with trips to working farms, zoos and the Forest of Dean. We also invite visitors; ‘Florence Nightingale’, Braces Bread, Pirate Pete and Roaming Reptiles to name a few, to bring their love of their subjects into the classroom to further extend the boundaries of the children’s learning.

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