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Dulwich Preparatory School, Cranbrook

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Dulwich Preparatory School, Cranbrook

Dulwich Preparatory School, Cranbrook

Address: Coursehorn, Golford Road, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3NP
Founded: 1939
Number of Pupils: 284 boys, 240 girls
Fees: Boarding: £37,110; Day (in boarding house): £31,155; Day:£27,120
Ages:  3-13
Head Teacher: Paul David B.Ed (Hons)
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: At 3+, 4+ (no assessment) 7+, 9+ and 11+ (informal assessment).
Contact: Sally Ahlers, Registrar, 01580 712179
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings are advertised on our website or please call the registrar to arrange a tour with the headmaster.

The Curriculum

The curriculum follows broadly the requirements of the National Curriculum. In Years 7 and 8, pupils follow the Common Entrance syllabus in each subject. There is also an extensive programme of extracurricular activities.

Games & The Arts

A wide variety of sports played including lacrosse, tennis, swimming, athletics and triathlon in a 50-acre campus. All pupils are involved in matches. Strong musical tradition with many groups including Chamber Choir, Jazz Band and music technology. Fantastic art facilities.

Pastoral Care

The basic school rule is that ‘everyone has the right to be happy’ and, therefore, no-one has the right to make anyone else unhappy. Every child is allocated a Tribe which works together across year groups in competitions, games and duties. Pastoral care is overseen by the Assistant Head – Pastoral and safeguarding by the Assistant Head – Welfare.

Senior Exit Schools for the Last Academic Year

Ashford, Benenden,Bethany, Brighton College, Claremont, Cranbrook, Eastbourne College, Hurstpierpoint, Kent College Pembury, The King’s School, Canterbury, Mayfield, Norton Knatchbull, Sevenoaks, Sutton Valence, Tonbridge.

Recent Scholarships

Ardingly College, Benenden, Bethany, Claremont, Cranbrook, Eastbourne College, Kent College Pembury, Sutton Valence, The King’s School Canterbury, Tonbridge.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A fair and open approach gives everyone a voice. A sense of community fosters a team spirit and creates a positive, friendly and happy environment in which to teach and learn.

Outstanding Characteristics

Pupils have a rich educational experience with a broad and balanced curriculum, benefiting from an excellent range of extracurricular activities. Part boarding is an important part of school life, enjoyed by many of the older pupils. There are very good links between the school and its parents.

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