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    The Dunraven Election

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  • Award winning author visits Year 7 May 08

    Award winning author visits Year 7

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  • Primary newsletter May 08

    Primary newsletter

    Dear Families As always it has been a busy two weeks in primary. Yesterday the children enjoyed taking part in a mock election where each class created their own party and man…

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    Dancers visit Laban Trinity Dance Centre

    On Friday 1st May a group of 17 Dunraven dancers visited the Laban Trinity Dance Centre once again to take part in an exciting workshop as part of an ongoing project. The stud…

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    Dancers win regional round at Make Your Move Competition

    On Saturday 25 April, 14 dancers from the Dunraven Dance Company competed for the second year in the British Red Cross Dance Make Your Move Competition with 11 other schools i…

  • AS Drama and Theatre Studies Exams Apr 30

    AS Drama and Theatre Studies Exams

    On Tuesday 28 April the Year 12 students performed their exam pieces to the examiner and a packed audience of fellow students, families and teachers. …

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    Inspiring Women event breaks records at the Tate Modern

    Fifty Year 9 and Year 10 female Art and Media students ventured to the Tate Modern last week for an ‘Inspiring Women’ speed networking event. The Champion of the ‘Inspiring Wo…

  • Primary Newsletter Apr 24

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The great weather has encouraged the staff to involve the children in lots of outdoor learning over the last two weeks. Reception, as ever, are always keen to be…

  • National Youth Orchestra with Dunraven Musicians Apr 24

    National Youth Orchestra with Dunraven Musicians

    On Tuesday 14 April the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain visited Dunraven School to work and perform with our young instrumentalists. Seventy Dunraven mus…

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School Direct Vacancies 2015-16

We still have primary and secondary vacancies via the Dunraven School Direct Training Partnership for teacher training in a range of subjects. Click here for further details.

Click here for information on admissions for 2015 entry and admissions consultation for 2016 entry.


Dunraven Primary children and Year 9 learned together this week in Design and Technology.


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 beginning with the two forms of reception children who joined the school in September 2013. This 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 all the way to A level. 


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



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
January 2015