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Dolphin School

106 Northcote Road, Battersea, London, England SW11 6QW
Tel: +44 (0) 2079 243 472

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 11 Years Day

Dolphin School is a small, independent co-educational Christian school which thrives on on our motto: Love, Wisdom and Truth. Our approach is to encourage children to explore their different intelligences and to grow them with confidence,...

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Word From The Head

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From Sam Gosden, Headteacher

Welcome to Dolphin School.

Located in the heart of the Northcote Road, Clapham Junction, we are a school brimming with life, love and learning. A proud Christian school, our children explore their academic and creative journey, personal development and friendships, underpinned by their Ethos.

The School is built on values such as individuality, relationships, moral compass, and respect. Dolphin School is unashamedly a family school and we work tirelessly within our community to provide a broad and diverse educational experience – pupils live and breathe a sense of school ownership that binds the Dolphin community in a way that I have rarely seen before.

Following relationship time every morning, our children embark on their learning journey with confidence in processing and articulating their sense of inquiry and adventure in their work. This allows our pupils to discover through creativity, make mistakes and build resilience carefully guided by their teacher. As our pupils progress through the school, these behaviours for learning refine and they develop expertise at negotiating new concepts, skilfully acquiring and retrieving existing knowledge to support their wider learning. This allows them to prepare for those all-important 11 examinations with outstanding success to some of the best senior schools in London.

But, school isn’t just about academics. Through our learning, we encourage our girls and boys to be confident, compassionate and understanding of each other’s needs. They are self-assured and adaptable, accepting of change and willing to be flexible in our ever-evolving modern world. Locally and globally aware, our children are emotionally adept with a firm grasp on their connection to their neighbourhood, but also their planet.

Whilst Dolphin pupils are robust London children, they are also friendly, welcoming and willing to go the extra mile.

Open Days, Visits & Events

07-05-2024 - Open House

Our Open House sessions give prospective parents an opportunity to take part in a series of lessons such as Lego robotics, creative writing, Maths or languages, to experience the Dolphin approach to teaching and learning.
Following a tour you will have an opportunity to meet the Senior Team, staff, and current parents to ask questions and understand more about life at Dolphin School.

What We Offer

  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • 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
  • Horticulture
  • Public Speaking
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Special Diets


  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Educational psychologist's report
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Trial day at school
  • Academic
  • Assisted Places
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Financial Assistance
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range2 to 11
    Annual Day Fees *£13395 to £14670
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Full Boarding0
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 33
    Part-time: 7

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Dolphin School Parent

    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".  

    Dolphin School Parent

    Genuine? "The teaching staff seem to genuinely love working at Dolphin - that translates into the confidence and passion the children have for learning".  

    RS Academics Survey

    The teachers’ ability to inspire your child and the quality of teaching were rated highly by over 90% of parents.  

    Dolphin School Pupil

    This is a warm school where you feel cared for.  

    Dolphin School Parent

    I am so grateful that my children get an opportunity to play on the great expanse of the common each day. It really is a blessing!  

    ISI Inspection

    Extremely well developed sense of self-belief.