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Dulwich Prep London

By Coby F

2 years ago


Dulwich Prep London
Address: 3842 Alleyn Park, London, SE21 (Years 1 – 8), 8 Gallery Road (Early Years), Dulwich, London SE21
Website: www.dulwichpreplondon.org
Founded: 1885
Number of Pupils: 839
Ages: Boys 3–13, Girls 3–4
Fees: Nursery and Reception £5,375; Years 1 and 2 £6,135. Years 3 and 4 £6,960; Years 5 to 8 £7,795
Head Teacher: Miss Louise Davidson
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: The main entry points are Nursery (3+), Reception (4+), Year 3 (7+) and Year 7 (11+). From September 2025, the school will extend its provision to age 16
Contact: Mrs Olivia Patton, Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: The school hosts an annual open morning which will take place on Saturday 23 September 2023. 

The Curriculum

Dulwich Prep London believes in unlocking every child’s potential through an innovative and challenging curriculum. The school values of Love, Courage, Gratitude, Humility, Justice, Service, Self-discipline, and Honesty are taught to foster empathy and inspire boys to impact society positively. 

Games & the Arts

Sport, Music, Drama, Art, and Design Technology all play a fundamental part in daily life at Dulwich Prep London. The school champions the ability to play sports or be creative with intelligence and passion, and they recognise the benefits of both. The co-curricular programme is vibrant and varied. Boys are encouraged to participate in musical activities and drama productions, with competitive sports offered for all skill levels.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is of the utmost importance to the staff team and community beyond. Dulwich Prep London’s extensive experience working with boys to 13 years old gives them a clear understanding of the physical, emotional, and developmental needs that boys may encounter at school. Boys can only achieve their highest potential when they feel secure and confident.

Recent Scholarships

Over the last six years (2018-2023), boys have transitioned to over 50 of the top London Day Schools and the best boarding schools in the country. Pupils have been awarded over 260 scholarships (2020-2023), and 95% of families secured their first-choice senior school.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Miss Davidson is passionate about boys learning holistically, building good character, and developing meaningful skills for their future. She effectively balances the school’s heritage and traditions with the need to be at the forefront of what is new and best in education.

Outstanding Characteristics

Dulwich Prep London is renowned for providing an exceptional education for boys aged 3 to 13. Situated on 29 acres, including extensive sports fields and woodland, the school offers a unique blend of a country atmosphere in a suburban setting in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.