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    GCSE results 2016

    We are proud of the hard work that went in to the GCSE results secured by our students this year. We set ambitious targets with the belief that, with focus and dedica…

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    A level results 2016

    We are extremely proud of the young women and men who have worked so hard on their A level studies. Whilst the tireless work and inspiration of their teachers and on-going s…

  • BFI Residency 2016 Aug 02

    BFI Residency 2016

    This year Dunraven School had another fantastic opportunity to participate in the annual Residency at the prestigious British Film Institute during the week of 11-15 July. T…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families Another year has come to an end and what a busy one it has been! A wide range of activities have been experienced across the year groups and it has been…

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    Activities Week Creative Arts Showcase 2016

    Activities Week in the Creative Arts Department culminated in amazing showcase of all of the work on Friday 15th July. On display were expressive Waterc…

  • Activities week Live sessions project Jul 18

    Activities week Live sessions project

    This week 10 students from years 7-9 spent activities week learning, rehearsing, recording and, finally, performing two songs. A huge well done to everyone involved! The pro…

  • Live Sessions perform at Lambeth Live Explosion at Pop Brixton Jul 18

    Live Sessions perform at Lambeth Live Explosion at Pop Brixton

    Dunraven's very own band project 'Live Sessions' performed to a packed venue on Saturday 25th June at Brixton’s cool shipping container venue - Pop Brixton. The Live Sess…

  • Dunraven Summer Concert Jul 18

    Dunraven Summer Concert

    This year’s Dunraven Summer concert took place on Thursday 30th June, when Dunraven musicians performed to a packed hall of families, staff and governors. There were a la…

  • Lambeth Music Festival March 2016 Jul 18

    Lambeth Music Festival March 2016

    In March, over 150 Dunraven instrumentalists and singers went to perform at this year’s Lambeth Music Festival. The festival took place over two weeks at the Royal Festival …

  • The Proms are here again! Jul 18

    The Proms are here again!

    BBC Proms 2016 - Why not take the whole family along over the summer? This is a wonderful opportunity to take the whole family to see some world class music at very re…

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    The Livity School Collaboration

    Seven Year 9 and six Year 12 Dunraven students collaborated with students from The Livity School to generate a beautiful mural in The Livity School playground. This project …

  • Year 8 Cinema Reward Trip Jul 18

    Year 8 Cinema Reward Trip

    On Friday 8th July, 41 Year 8 students were treated to a screening of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' at the Brixton Ritzy. The trip was a reward for outstanding behaviour througho…

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    End of Term Letter to Families

    Dear Families Students continue to be the best ambassadors for our school. Their contribution to arts, sports and charity events is tremendous. This year they’ve taken pa…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families Today you will be receiving your child’s end of year report. There is also information regarding the Y1 Phonics test and Y2 National Curriculum test. Please…

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    First Aid workshops for Year 7

    Last week, Year 7 attended Red Cross First Aid workshops to learn about basic First Aid treatments and common medical complaints. The sessions were interactive and in…

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The Dunraven Drama Department gave two performances of Macbeth at the end of the summer term. Look at the photos 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