School News

  • 02 May 17

    Dance Performance: Wandsworth Spring Sharing RAD Step into Dance

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    The Streetdance students took to the stage on Friday 21st April at the Wandsworth Spring Sharing performance, in association with the RAD and Step into Dance. 

    The students produced a high energy, professional and well executed performance, finishing to rapturous applause.  
    Thank you to all parents and friends who supported the performance and well done to the performers on a fantastic show.
    N Chamberlain
    Director of Learning, Dance 
  • 28 Apr 17


    Dunraven Media celebrates at DAFTAs Film Festival
    Students, parents and assorted Film Industry luminaries gathered at the Hideaway Jazz Club in Streatham to celebrate the filmmaking work of Media students past and present. A packed house watched a dazzling array of Short Films, Documentaries and Music Videos before a panel of Industry Experts announced the winning film - Countdowndirected by Niamh Lynch.
    Special thanks should also go to Atticus Pirrie in Year 13, who organised the website and ticketing for the event, and to the sponsorship of FADEIN (, a platform creating to enable Media and Film students to collaborate more easily on projects. If you missed it, check out Dunraven Media on YouTube, where the winning films can all be seen now.
  • 04 Apr 17

    Easter Egg Hunt

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    Dunraven held its annual Easter Egg Hunt for years 7-13 this week. Over 50 tokens were handed over for creme eggs.


  • 04 Apr 17

    Primary Newsletter

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    Dear Families

    As we come to the end of another term, it is a good time to look back and reflect on the amazing things our children have achieved.  There have been many visits and events which have contributed to the experience of the children and we continue to be proud of the progress they are making.

    We are sorry to be saying goodbye to Mrs Bennett who is leaving us today.  She has worked at Dunraven Primary since the beginning.  I would like to thank her for all the time and effort she has put into supporting our children.  She is beginning a new career in Kent and we wish her  the very best for the future. 

    Have a lovely Easter break.

    Michaela Christian

    Read the rest of the newsletter here

  • 04 Apr 17

    Falconer visit

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    A falconer came to visit year 7 in assembly today to talk to them about his role in the school.  

    The school is visited by many seagulls and pigeons at break and lunchtime. To stop them coming we employ a falconer to visit our playgrounds at irregular times during and after the school day to ward off the vermin. Distress call recordings are also used. 
    John explained how he raised the two owls and the hawk from eggs.
    Miss J Andrews 
  • 16 Mar 17

    Lambeth Music Festival 2017

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    The annual Lambeth Music Festival returns to Southbank Centre from 21-30 March 2017 to celebrate the musical achievements of over 3000 children and young people from across the borough.

    The event captures the energy, focus, and enthusiasm of young musicians who will bring their skills right onto centre stage of this iconic arts venue over five days of concerts.

    Dunraven students will be performing in the following events. They are all free to attend.


    • Senior Orchestras Concert: Wednesday 22nd March, 5:30pm, Clore Ballroom

    • Senior Contemporary Ensembles: Thursday 23rd March, 6:00pm, Spirit Level, Royal Festival Hall

    • Senior Choirs Concert: Thursday 30th March, 5:30pm, Clore Ballroom


  • 14 Mar 17

    London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Calling creative young musicians for film composition project - last few places!


    LPO Soundworks is a platform for creative and talented artists aged 14-19, uniting teenage musicians with young experts from other art-forms.

    We’re looking for young instrumental players and composers to take part in our Music & Film Creative Week this Easter.  You should be excited by devising new music, exploring and experimenting, and learning from some of the best in the business.  

    In this project we will be devising live soundtracks to short films created by talented young filmmakers from BFI's Future Film Academy, which we will perform live at a special film screening on the Clore Ballroom at London's Southbank Centre on Saturday 8 April.

    As part of the LPO Soundworks music ensemble, you’ll be inspired by London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and composers, push your creative ideas to the limit alongside other young players, and collaborate with brilliant filmmakers.

    Dates (you need to be free for all of these):

    Wed 29 March - evening

    Mon 3 April - all day
    Tues 4 April - all day
    Wed 5 April - all day
    Thurs 6 April - all day

    Sat 8 April - all day. Performance 6pm

    Participation costs just £15 for the whole project, which includes a ticket to the sold-out LPO concert in the evening of 8 April at Royal Festival Hall.  Free places are available for young people in receipt of Pupil Premium.

    Sign up by 15 March to secure your place.

    Find out more


  • 06 Mar 17

    Year 3 Fair Trade talk

    To celebrate Fairtrade fortnight, Year 3 students take part in a presentation informing them of the importance of Fairtrade produce. 


  • 25 Jan 17

    ReachOutRCA Studio Day

    A year 10 GCSE Art and Design classaccompanied by Ms. Karen Smith and Ms. Laura Daniel were very fortunate to take part in a ReachOutRCA Studio Day  led by 1st Year MA Painting students,  a workshop at the Royal College of Art on the 23rd January 2017. The workshop gave the students a chance to explore ideas and processes relating to the MA student's working practice and to think imaginatively and critically about the work. The students explored abstraction; key research interests for both the MA artists through hands-on activities, producing work inspired by creative ‘rules’ and experimental approaches to painting, as well as an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of the Painting department. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and their active enthusiastic participation reflected well on the calibre of Dunraven students. The work they produced is an asset to their GCSE portfolio. The photographs here mirror the success of the day. 









  • 16 Jan 17

    Primary newsletter

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    Dear Families,


    Welcome back.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.  The children have settled very well into the new term.  Do check your emails for the class letters, sent to families this week, which outline what the children will be learning this term. 

    We have Parents’ Evening coming up towards the end of this half term for Y1 - 3 children.  An email with information on how bookings can be made will follow shortly.

    Thank you to all the parents who have attended the Parent Forums.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions for future forums.

    Have a lovely weekend.


    Michaela Christian

    Download the news letter here

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