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Dolphin School

106 Northcote Road, Battersea, London, England SW11 6QW

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 0
Annual Day Fees *£6285 to £14085
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
92Day71
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0
92Total71

Number of Staff

Full-time: 33
Part-time: 7

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Sam Gosden


HEAD TEACHER'S PHILOSOPHY: if we want children to be the best they can be, academically, artistically, in sport or as people, we must start by valuing them for who they are.

PASTORAL CARE: We are committed to giving both time and care to grow your child's character on his or her journey from Reception to Year 6. Our Christian ethos leads us to believe that personal growth ultimately matters more than lists of achievements. So while we are thrilled by children's awards and accolades, we are even more excited about who they are.

THE CURRICULUM: Our small class size enables us to get to know your child extremely well so that we can set specific individualised academic targets and also discover how he or she learns best. We offer a truly holistic education where every child has a go at all areas and then when their individual passions are discovered, we offer growth opportunities with extra-curricular clubs. The main curriculum consists of maths, english, science, technology, computing, history, geography, reasoning, Spanish, art, music, drama, a range of sports and gardening.

GAMES AND THE ARTS: We train pupils in the Arts (painting, drawing, clay clubs, design & technology, music, choir, drama) with fantastic specialist teaching and a plethora of performing and exhibiting opportunities. We also coach children in a wide range of sports (football, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, rounders, athletics, dance and cross country running) through dynamic teaching and a superb fixture list.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: We have a variety of clubs including a range of team sports, art - painting, drawing and clay, drama, dance, Lego Robotics, computer coding, French, and chess. Peripatetic teachers give individual lessons in piano, violin, flute, clarinet and saxophone.

RECENT SENIOR EXIT SCHOOLS: ACS Cobham, Alleyns, Box Hill, Caterham, Dulwich College, Eaton Square Senior, Emanuel, Epsom College, Francis Holland, Frensham Heights, Kew House, Kings College Wimbledon, Ibstock Place, JAGS, St Catherine's Bramley, St John's Leatherhead, Streatham & Clapham High, Royal Russell, Thames Christian School, Trinity, Woldingham, Worth School.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: The combination of nurture and dynamism. The passionate commitment of the staff. A fantastic all-round education. with a focus on character development, with compassion and respect for the whole school community.

NOAH'S ARK NURSERY SCHOOLS: Dolphin School Trust also operates two warm, friendly nursery schools that provide an excellent start to a child's education. These are based in Wandsworth (SW11 & SW18). We work very closely in partnership with parents and provide a stimulating and vibrant learning environment, where the children feel safe, secure and happy.
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Vivienne Benson



From several parents: Happy? "My kids are truly happy. There hasn't been a single day that they have not wanted to go to school. A huge credit to the staff at Dolphin". Genuine? "The teaching staff seem to genuinely love working at Dolphin - that translates into the confidence and passion the...

    What we offer

    • Critical thinking
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Environmental studies
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Touch rugby
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Horticulture
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Choir
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Particular diets
    • MLD
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    Method of Entry

    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Educational psychologist's report
    • Early registration or registration at birth
    • Trial day at school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Academic
    • Financial need
    • Means tested assisted places

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • LAMDA
      London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    • UK National Curriculum

    Religious Affiliation:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Christian


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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