Dulwich College

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We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Dulwich College Prep and Senior School in Greater London, England.


About Dulwich College

Mission statement

“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, diverse and inclusive community that encourages a sense of social responsibility.”


Dulwich College offers boys a varied curriculum, with emphasis on collaborative learning and creative thinking. The average pupil to teacher ratio is 9:1, and boys are prepared for A Level and GCSE exams. In 2019, 97% of pupils achieved 3 A or better in their A Levels, and in the same year 83.9% of GCSE results were A*- B. In 2021, 19 students accepted offers at Oxford or Cambridge, and 61 students accepted offers at the top 5 universities in the UK. Other popular university destinations were Warwick, Durham and Bristol.

Activities & sports

The positive effect that sport has on students’ mindsets, and the communities that are created when playing sport, make it a vital part of college life at Dulwich. There is a varied range of sports on offer to boys – from rugby, football, hockey and cricket to other sports such as water polo, fencing and golf. In line with Dulwich College’s focus on creative thinking, the arts are highly valued at Dulwich and in 2019 the school was awarded Independent School of the Year for performing arts. Boys are offered the chance to go on trips and expeditions within the artistic departments. There are also many co-curricular clubs available to join, and if there is a co-curricular interest that is not available, Dulwich College do everything they can to make it a possibility.

International student community

The Dulwich College boarding community represents over 20 different nationalities. International students looking to apply for boarding places can apply for Year 9, and there are a small number of boarding places available for Year 10. Entrance examinations include an EAL exam (English as an Additional Language) for pupils whose first language is not English.

Boarding life

There are currently 140 boarding students at Dulwich College, and the split of day students to boarding students at the school is approximately 12:1. Dulwich College has 4 boarding houses and boys eat their breakfast and dinner with the rest of their house, and lunch with the whole school community.

Activities are organised for pupils at weekends and, with Dulwich College’s proximity to central London, there are regular trips into the city centre.


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