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    Phishing emails

    In the past few days we have received at school a spate of emails which are phishing attacks. They appear to be from an individual at Dunraven School, but are fake. They …

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    Mandela's daughter visits Dunraven

    Streatham MP Chuku Umunna welcomed anti-apartheid hero Denis Goldberg and Maki Mandela, Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter to a special event at Dunraven School on Friday 29 J…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families This first half term seems to be speeding by and already we are nearing half term break. This week I have been going into classes and speaking to the childr…

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    Bringing business theory to life

    It was a pleasure to host Mr Christopher Payne from John Lewis in the Business Department on Wednesday 27 January. He has been working for the company for 32 years and had t…

  • Tickets now on sale for Guys and Dolls! Jan 27

    Tickets now on sale for Guys and Dolls!

    The Creative Arts Faculty and over 100 students have been working hard on our upcoming production of Guys and Dolls. Set in 1950's New York and featuring well …

  • Around the World in 80 Days Jan 18

    Around the World in 80 Days

    On Wednesday 6 January, Drama students from years 9-13 attended a performance of Around the World in 80 Days at the St. James Theatre in Central London. Year 12 students are…

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    Christmas Concert

    This year’s Dunraven Christmas concert took place on Thursday 10th December, where students performed to a packed hall of parents and guests. There was a large number of …

  • Live Sessions at The White Lion Jan 11

    Live Sessions at The White Lion

    Dunraven's very own band project 'Live Sessions' had their last performance of 2015 at Lambeth's Live Explosion event on Saturday 12th December, at the White Lion Pub in Str…

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    Year 7 Social Evening at the Ice Rink

    Over 100 year 7 students took to the ice at Streatham rink for the second time this year for an evening of skating. Many had never been to a rink before but quickly gaine…

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    Beauty and the Beast reward visit

    Thirty lucky year 7 students were taken to see a production of Beauty and the Beast at The Polka Theatre in Wimbledon last week as a reward for their outstanding committment…

  • Primary Newsletter Jan 11

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families As always it’s been a busy end to the term and the children have enjoyed a variety of activities and visits. Many thanks to all the parents who helped with …

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    Autumn Term in Drama

    Another busy term in Drama with performances, extra-curricular rehearsals and many theatre visits. Guys and Dolls is well underway with the cast and crew working very har…

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    LPO Soundworks - applications now open

    Cross-arts Easter holiday project for young musicians aged 14-19 LPO Soundworks is a school holiday project run by the London Phil…

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    Year 9 students Highly Commended at National Media Competition

    In November, digital advertising agency Unique played host to 30 students from across the UK for the final of I Am Creative – a creative media project run by the Ideas Found…

  • Dunraven Chamber Choir performance at Uplands Nursing home Dec 17

    Dunraven Chamber Choir performance at Uplands Nursing home

    On Monday 14 December Dunraven Music department, led by Ms Williamson, took our wonderful Chamber choir along Leigham Court road to Uplands Nursing home, to sing carols and …

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Welcome to Dunraven School



I'm very proud to be the Principal of Dunraven School.

The visit of OFSTED in October 2014 judged Dunraven as ‘outstanding’ in every category making us one of a handful of schools nationally to receive such an accolade.  I’m delighted to have played a part in the school’s success but such an outcome is the result of the hard work of our staff and students – supported by their families – over time.  Our next challenge is to ensure that Dunraven maintains these high standards as we aim to become an ‘astounding’ school and really deliver ‘excellence for all’ from Reception all the way through to Year 13. 

Dunraven is an All Through School. The governors took the decision to support the need for additional local primary school places by expanding our provision from 11-18 to 4-18. The primary phase will develop year by year until our Year 6 begin 2019. This structure offers the children - and their families - a unique educational opportunity as well as the chance for the school to create an exciting and enriched learning experience for all its students. The primary team, led by our Head of Primary Phase, Michaela Christian, are very excited to be working with our children and look forward to seeing them develop and grow as learners. Our Head of Secondary, Jessica West, will work hard with her team to ensure that we build successfully on those excellent foundations all the way to A level and the life beyond school.

We want to help our children and young people develop their capacity to excel in a range of important character strengths to prepare them for that life ahead:

  • Optimism - I believe I can improve and be more successful with deliberate practice.
  • Resilience - I stick with something even when times are difficult or I struggle in order to get things done well.
  • Gratitude - I show my appreciation for other people and opportunities I am offered.
  • Courtesy - I show respect to my peers and the adults in school because it is the right thing to do (not because I’m told to do so).
  • Self discipline - I set appropriate goals and stick with them.
  • Working hard - I make the best of a situation and put as much effort and thought into a task as I can.

We are clear that such qualities are essential for a successful, productive and happy life now and in the future. Our school has a very strong track record in helping young people develop such qualities and they underpin our belief that the role of a school - together with families and the wider community - is to support the development of well-rounded young adults.

If you’d like to find out a little more about our recent developments and history, click here

If you come to visit the school, we will offer you a warm welcome and aim to let you see for yourself why we're so proud of our school.

Best wishes on behalf of the students, staff and governors of Dunraven


 David Boyle

September 2015