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Dulwich Prep London

38-42 Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London, England SE21 7AA

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 14
Annual Day Fees *£11850 to £17520
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding0
25Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 100
Part-time: 2

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Louise Davidson

DCPS is an independent prep school with a national reputation excellence.

While the Prep is essentially a boys' school, with about 850 pupils aged between 3 and 13, we start with the Nursery which also caters for girls. There are three other sections to the school: the Pre Prep (Years 1&2), the Lower School (Years 3&4) and the Upper School (Years 5-8). In addition we have a well equipped boarding house set in 13 acres of grounds with tennis courts and playing fields. We are delighted to offer weekly boarding for up to 30 boys.

At 13 our boys go on to more than fifty excellent day and boarding schools throughout the country. Alleyn's, Charterhouse, Dulwich College, Eton College, Marlborough College, Tonbridge, St Paul's, Wellington College, Westminster and Winchester College are just a selection of our leavers' destination schools. In the 2008/9 academic year our leavers gained more than forty five academic, musical, artistic and sporting scholarships and awards.

Situated in SE21, we have the very best in educational facilities. These include 3 science labs, a dedicated music school, a large sports hall, a studio theatre, 2 Computer suites, a superb art studio, a six lane 25m swimming pool and more than 25 acres of playing fields, quite unique given our privileged location.

Some of the opportunities available to our pupils are:

We run more than 25 sports teams each term with the top teams regularly doing well in national competitions. Recent sports tours include cricket to South Africa, football to Dubai, swimming in the USA and rugby to France.

More than 600 individual music lessons take place every week and boys have opportunity to perform regularly in a range of groups and ensembles.

Approaching 30 groups perform regularly in our own 300 seat concert hall. Many also appear on the programme for our gala concerts at prestigious venues such as

The Royal Festival Hall and The London Palladium. Recent music tours include the Big Band's trip to South Africa.

We provide more than 100 clubs and extra-curricular, stimulating boys' intellectual and sporting interests. These include: karate, golf, woodwork, chess, rocketry, judo, DT, Bridge, drama and fencing.
We run 4 residential trips within the curriculum that are built in to the fee structure. 12 more trips, ranging from cultural visits to white water rafting, are offered during the holidays.
• Drama productions are staged annually from Reception to Year Six as well as an Upper School play in the spring

Entry is mainly at three, four, five, seven and eight, although occasionally vacancies occur at other ages. All applicants are interviewed before a firm offer of a place is made. Several bursaries are awarded annually to boys aged seven and eight who reach the required standard but who otherwise, for financial reasons, would be unable to come to the school. Weekly boarding is offered to boys from eight years of age.

Dulwich College Preparatory School Trust is a registered charity which was established to provide for the advancement of education of children in the UK and elsewhere.
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    What we offer

    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Ancient Greek
    • English
    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch rugby
    • Water sports
    • Adventure training
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Drama productions
    • Language club
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rock climbing
    • Sailing
    • Skiing
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Particular diets
    • School bus service
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    • Aspergers
    • Delicate/Medical
    • Epilepsy

    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • References
    • Bursary exam

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Means tested bursaries

    Curriculum and Exams:

      Religious Affiliation:

      • All denominations welcome
      • Church of England

      Teaching Languages:

      • English
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