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Dulwich College is an academically selective independent school for boys aged 7 -18 in south London.
Dulwich College is an academically selective independent school for boys aged 7 -18 in south London.
Founded in 1619, Dulwich College offers an academically challenging environment that promotes an independent work ethic and encourages students to acquire a love of learning.

As one of the best British boarding schools for boys, Dulwich aims to develop the abilities and natural talents of every student while giving them the opportunity to excel in every aspect of life.

By providing a broad range education based on a balanced academic curriculum each boy will develop his critical and creative thinking skills in a caring yet challenging environment.

Dulwich College has three boarding houses, each assisted by a House Master and a team of house tutors to offer a high standard of pastoral care and provide an excellent learning environment.

Located just a 12 minute train ride from the center of London, this top British boarding school offers many activities that are designed to enhance the cultural experience of every student such as sport, art, music, drama and community service.

An extensive co-curriculum programme is vital to a well rounded education and Dulwich offers many clubs and societies, so that every student can find his area of interest. Many clubs have been founded by the students themselves.

Many boys proceed from Dulwich to the most competitive universities with a high number choosing to work in Medicine, Law and Engineering. Dulwich has a reputation for producing some of the best actors, musicians, writers and sportsmen in the country.

With a commitment to supporting a sense of community service, social responsibility, spiritual and personal development, every student will leave Dulwich with the skills and ability to succeed in todays challenging environment.

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Summary

Tuition

  • Scholarships

    Academic / Art / Music / Sports / Some means-tested bursaries are available

Academics

  • A-Level pass rate

    89.4% A* and A - B, 62.6% A*-A

  • GCSE pass rate

    97.8% A* and A - B; 87.2% A* - A

Teaching Environment

  • Setting

    Suburban

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    A-Level / GCSE

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Rugby / Hockey / Football / Theatre / Art / Music / Swimming / Tennis / Basketball / Film Club / Cricket / Rowing / Athletics / Cross-country / Choirs

Languages

  • Main language

    English

  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Italian / Japanese / French / Chinese

Pupils

  • Boys

    boys-only

  • Age of entry

    7 +

  • Age of entry to boarding houses

    11+

University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    Careers guidance

  • University counselling

    Yes

Boarding

  • Full boarding

    Yes

  • Day pupils

    Yes

  • Weekly boarding

    Yes

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