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Dulwich College

Dulwich College

Address:Dulwich Common, Dulwich, London Area SE21 7LD
Founded: 1619
Number of Pupils: 1609
Ages: 7-18
Day place: £7,082; full boarding: £14,782; weekly boarding: £13,859
Head Teacher:
Dr Joe Spence
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, but welcomes all denominations
Entrance Procedure: An academically selective school. Examinations in English, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning are followed by an invitation to interview if the required standard is achieved
Registrar, Sarah Betts: 020 8299 9263
Email: [email protected] (Mrs Sarah Betts)
School Visits: Main 0pen days: senior and junior schools are the first and second Saturdays in October with no need to book; weekday visits are by appointment

The Curriculum

Our aim is to develop the natural talents and abilities of each boy, giving them the opportunity to excel in every aspect of life. We seek to provide a secure yet challenging environment, which encourages participation, curiosity and enquiry.

Games & the Arts

An appreciation of all things creative is in our DNA. Echoing the spirit of their South London ancestors, boys seize every opportunity to get involved in drama productions boasting high standards and excellent facilities including our own Edward Alleyn Theatre. Our artists are curious, courageous and original which enlivens and complements the academic life of the college in a way that exists beyond the art studios. Confidence, resilience, teamwork, leadership are the values we promote through sport and PE. Every Dulwich boy is encouraged to try as many different sports as possible

Pastoral Care

Our pioneering wellbeing programme underpins school life. Designed to promote self knowledge and build emotional intelligence, boys learn about physical and emotional wellbeing. The programme comprises six strands: emotional health, spiritual health, physical health, living in community, healthy living and preparation for the future.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships in art, music, academic and sport. Up to 100 per cent means tested bursaries.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our principal objectives are:

  • to ensure that all our pupils feel equally secure and valued;
  • to offer academic challenges that enable all pupils to realise their potential;
  • to provide sporting, cultural, charitable and adventurous engagement for all our pupils to enjoy and through which they can learn to work co-operatively and to lead;
  • to nurture a supportive community that encourages a sense of social responsibility

Outstanding Characteristics

Committed to learning beyond the curriculum as an integral part of its academic and co-curricular excellence, this day and boarding community nurtures curiosity, spiritual and personal development and a sense of social responsibility. Situated in 70 acres, yet only 12 minutes by train from central London, the college enjoys outstanding academic, co-curricular and sporting facilities, including The Laboratory, a 2017 RIBA National Award-winning Science and Arts building. There has also been an ambitious refurbishment of thecollege’s iconic Grade II* listed Barry Buildings and surrounding landscaping. In 2019 Dulwich College celebrated its 400th anniversary with a programme of events and activities that reflect its approach as thoroughly modern and absolutely traditional. With over 10,000 alumni and a network of ten International schools, pupils joining Dulwich College will enjoy a truly global network of lifelong friendships.

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