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Dulwich College Junior

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD
Website: dulwich.org.uk/junior-school
Founded: 1619
Number of Pupils: 221
Fees: Termly: Day place: £7,657; full boarding: £14,984; weekly boarding: £15,983
Ages: 7-11 years
Head Teacher: Dr Toby Griffiths
Religious Affiliation: Church of England with pupils following many faiths
Entrance Procedure: Written papers in mathematics, reading, writing and reasoning, an interview and observed activity morning.
Contact: Mrs Polly Twisk, Registrar, 020 8299 8432, [email protected]
School Visits: All Junior School Open Days will be ticketed events, booked online, and will only be open to those families who are considering entry in September 2023.

  • Saturday 8 October, two sessions starting at 9.30 am and 10.45 am
  • Wednesday 2 November, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Registered Parents evening Wednesday 23 November 2022, 7.30 pm
  • Parent tours led by the Head of Junior School on Friday mornings
To reserve a place on a virtual meeting or parent tour, please contact the Junior School Registrar, Mrs Polly Twisk, on 0208 299 8432 or by email [email protected].uk. Check out the Junior school’s open day page: https://www.dulwich.org.uk/admissions/years-3-4-and-5-entry

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The Curriculum

Dulwich boys thrive in a stimulating, academically challenging environment which fosters a love of learning. Nurtured as individuals, all pupils are allowed the opportunity to ‘be and do everything’ throughout their time at the school, including having science lessons in the junior lab in the new £21m science block.

Games & The Arts

Junior School boys sample all the specialist facilities available at a top public school. This includes a junior-specific art & DT studio, a theatre, music school and extensive playing fields.

Pastoral Care

Our pioneering wellbeing programme is at the heart of the curriculum where we teach about and support the boys’ emotional, spiritual and physical health and emphasise the importance of being in a community and a global citizen. A network of support comes from Form Tutors, Year Heads, a professional College Counsellor, the Chaplain, Housemasters and medical centre staff as well as the boys themselves as ‘buddies’ to new pupils, prefects and mentors to younger children.

Recent Scholarships

Nine Junior School students were awarded scholarships to the Senior School at age 11+.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our aim is to make our boys feel good about themselves, as learners, as people and as a community, working hard to nurture a positive, happy and purposeful atmosphere. We believe in working with parents to encourage children to achieve high academic standards, be confident, courteous, responsible and independent.

Outstanding Characteristics

Academically successful: our students are in the top 15 per cent of their age group. A culturally diverse and socially inclusive community thrives here. Our staff enjoy teaching boys and know how to inspire them. Class sizes range from around 15 to 20  boys per Form. 400 years of history, 70 green acres and superb modern facilities make for a wonderful learning environment.