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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families It’s been a busy few weeks with lots of visits and the arrival of our Chicks. The children have been very excited to be part of this amazing process. Sil…

  • Dunraven Dance Show 2016 May 26

    Dunraven Dance Show 2016

    On 11th and 12th May, 60 dancers from Year 7 to 13 took to the Drama Hall stage for the Fusion Dance Show 2016. The audience were taken on a journey through a range of style…

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    Student wins prestigious Art award

    Congratulations to Jessica (Year 9) who has won her second art prize for an outstanding sculpture design in the Mayor of London school awards for the Fourth Plinth in Trafal…

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    The NFL comes to Duraven

    Professional American football star Michael Bennett of the Jacksonville Jaguars came to Dunraven recently to encourage our students to get involved in one of the fastest par…

  • History comes alive for Year 7! May 11

    History comes alive for Year 7!

    A Chinese proverb states: Tell me, I’ll forget, Show me, I’ll remember, Involve me, I’ll understand Year 7 again had the opportunity to experience history in a…

  • Phoenix Book Award 2016 May 05

    Phoenix Book Award 2016

    On Thursday, students from 7U met up with other Lambeth schools to decide the outcome of this year's Phoenix Book Award. The literary prize is now in its eighth year and …

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    Sixth Form EU Referendum Result

    On Friday 29 April the Sixth Form held their referendum on whether to remain or leave the EU. The results were: Leave, 20 votes (15%) Remain: 109 votes (85%) Fe…

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    Highlights of Guys and Dolls

    Another chance to watch the school performance of Guys and Dolls. …

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The Summer Term is well underway and the children are really enjoying being outdoors. Y1 were involved in lots of planting on Parent Activity Morning last w…

  • House Dance Competition 2016 Apr 27

    House Dance Competition 2016

    An incredible House Dance Competition for Years 7-10 was held last week. The contest was judged by members of staff and an A-Level Dance student who concluded that th…

  • A Bug's Life for Year 7 Apr 27

    A Bug's Life for Year 7

    The Bug Man arrived last week to entertain, and possibly terrify, Year 7 yet again! Sudents attended the amazing workshops throughout the day and had the opportunity t…

  • Dance Show Tickets on sale soon Apr 27

    Dance Show Tickets on sale soon

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  • The chicks are coming ... Apr 26

    The chicks are coming ...

    Year 2 are currently involved in an exciting project to help them develop their scientific understanding of animals. With the help of the amazing team at Vauxhall City Fa…

  • Mr Day - Marathon Man! Apr 26

    Mr Day - Marathon Man!

    Having completed months of training, on Sunday 24th April I stood on the start line for the London Marathon slightly nervous as to what may lay ahead. Instead of pacing m…

  • Sodexo Easter Bake Off Mar 24

    Sodexo Easter Bake Off

    Students brought in their cakes this week for the Sodexo Easter Bake Off which was judged by Ms Metcalfe and Ms Andrews. Cakes were marked on technicality, appearance and…

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A Year 13 students performs in another succesful Dunraven Dance Show on Tuesday 10th May. Read and watch more about the show here.


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