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  • David Lammy’s Visit Mar 25

    David Lammy’s Visit

    Initially I was sceptical. I questioned the motives of David Lammy to bridge London’s North-South divide and come to a school thirteen miles away from his own constituency. I …


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    Maths Problem of the Week

    Answers by the end of the week please. …


  • VISTA School Workshops at Dunraven School Mar 20

    VISTA School Workshops at Dunraven School

    A number of Dunraven students took part in VISTA School Workshops, a 6-week programme for students. As part of this programme, VISTA delivered their RESOLVE workshop for a num…


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    Dunraven crowned LYG Dance Champions!

    On Fri 13th March, 15 dancers from year 7,8 and 9 took part in the first London Youth Games Dance finals. They were selected to represent Lambeth at The Copperbox Arena, Olymp…


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    Maths Problem of the Week

    Answers by the end of the week please. …


  • Upcoming Dance Competitions Mar 09

    Upcoming Dance Competitions

    The Dance department have been extremely busy this term with a variety of exciting events, performances and competitions. There are several events coming up which families are…


  • Shami Chakrabarti's Visit Mar 09

    Shami Chakrabarti's Visit

    A packed-out Dunraven Drama Hall greeted Shami Chakrabarti, director of campaign organisation Liberty, as she came to enlighten staff and students alike about the world of civ…


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    World Book Day 2015

    Thursday saw Dunraven celebrate World Book Day with a busy book swap event in the Library. Students were encouraged to bring in an unwanted book from home and swap it for anot…


  • New Primary Blogs Mar 09

    New Primary Blogs

    Please have a look at the exciting the new primary class blogs. (They can also be found under the primary menu.) Each primary class now has their own blog and teachers will be…


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    Maths Problem of the Week

    Answers by the end of the week please. …


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    Maths Problem of the Week

    Answer by the end of the week please. …


  • New Horizons Feb 24

    New Horizons

    Year 10 Music GCSE students had the fantastic opportunity of performing at the prestigious Royal Festival hall this week alongside composer Peter Yarde Martin and musicians fr…


  • Primary Newsletter Feb 24

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families Another half term has passed and we are already half way through the school year. We said goodbye to Julian’s School yesterday and had a farewell assembly on Wed…


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    Maths Problem of the Week

    Answers by the end of the week please. …


  • WOW Now! Feb 23

    WOW Now!

    Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Gemma Cairney met with year 9 - 11 girls on Thursday 12 February to discuss what feminist issues really matter most to girls today. …


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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.


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  It was a bug's life yesterday for Year 7 when Martin Rapley, The Bug Man, brought a host of creepy crawlies to Dunraven. See all the photos from the day here.

 

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

 

 


 

Welcome to Dunraven School

 

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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

        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
Principal
January 2015