Dean Close St John’s

Prep Co-education School, Monmouthshire

Dean Close St John’s was recently voted a Best Value Preparatory School by the Good Schools’ Guide. It offers full boarding and an excellent all-round education for military families for just £5 a day. Set in beautiful countryside overlooking the historic town of Chepstow and the Wye Valley, it is dedicated to giving children aged 3 months to 13 years the greatest start in life. Its family feel and happy children are the School’s best testament.

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“We’re the happiest boarding school; our children can’t wait to get back after the holidays!”

The School offers an exciting programme of weekend activitiesfor boarders aged 7-13 – canoeing on the river Wye, rockclimbing in the Forest of Dean, or swimming in the sea. Our boarding house is a home from home, focusing on a family atmosphere, with its own games room and large garden; the School’s indoor pool, tennis courts, play areas and grounds are also always available.


Small class sizes mean pupils get plenty of individual attention and achieve excellent academic results. St John’s also has a reputation for sporting excellence and first-class theatrical productions.


The school can also offer continuity of education as pupils are automatically offered a boarding place at our Senior School, Dean Close, in Cheltenham.

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Head Mrs. Ruth Frett
School Type Prep co-education school
Junior Age Range 3 - 13
Academic GCSE: No
Alevel: No
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 179
Youngest Boarder 8
Int'l Students 4