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Dulwich College

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: Dulwich Common, Dulwich, London Area SE21 7LD
Website: www.dulwich.org.uk
Founded: 1619
Number of Pupils: 1609
Ages: 7-18
Termly Fees for 2023-2024: Day place: £8,231; full boarding: £17,182; weekly boarding: £16,108.
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
Registrars, Alison Williams & Polly Twisk, 020 8299 9263/4
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Contact Admissions for open dates.

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 and Bursaries Available

We warmly welcome applications from parents with academically strong boys who need full or partial financial support to send their son to Dulwich College.

Bursaries provide financial assistance with school fees of up to 100 per cent means-tested. Whilst the majority of bursaries are offered on entry to Year 7 (11+), we also award bursaries to boys joining in Years 3 (7+), 4 (8+), 5 (9+), 9 (13+) and 12 (16+).
We offer a range of scholarships in art, music, academic and sport which range in value from 10% to one-third of tuition fees.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘Every pupil at Dulwich leaves having had their horizons widened ready to embrace everything that life offers; Sir Ernest Shackleton and Chiwetel Ejiofor would, I might dare to suggest, approve.’

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.