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  • Dunraven Striders represent Lambeth at London Cross Country Championships Nov 24

    Dunraven Striders represent Lambeth at London Cross Country Championships

    On a very wet, windy Saturday morning 6 of the Dunraven Striders were representing Lambeth at the London Cross Country Championships. With a students pushing themselves to t…

  • Rambert Dance Company Workshops Nov 24

    Rambert Dance Company Workshops

    Students in year 8 & 9 have been selected again to take part in a project with Rambert, a professional dance company. The students will be working closely with professio…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families We’ve started thinking about Christmas this week and the children are starting to learn some of the songs for this year’s Nativity. The lead up to Christmas…

  • Year 7 Cake Sale for Children in Need Nov 16

    Year 7 Cake Sale for Children in Need

    Thank you for all the cake donations, purchases and support last week at the Year 7 cake sale when we sold over 700 homemade cakes for Children in Need. …

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    Year 9 choices evening

    Thank you to all families who were able to attend the KS4 choices information evening on Thursday 12 November. The evening provided an outline of the pathways, choices and t…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families It has been a long first half term but the children have had many exciting experiences Thank you to all those families who attended Parents’ Evening this…

  • Primary Newsletter Oct 13

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The autumn weather is definitely with us now and the classrooms feel full of leaves and conkers. The Reception children have made wonderful pictures of …

  • Team and Individual Success for Dunraven Striders. Oct 12

    Team and Individual Success for Dunraven Striders.

    Team and individual success for Dunraven Striders. On Thursday 8th October the Dunraven Striders competed in the Lambeth cross country championships. After the recent succes…

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    Dunraven Media at SECRET CINEMA: The Empire Strikes Back

    As a result of continuing partnerships with arts organisations around the city, Dunraven Media was very fortunate to attend to take thirty-five students to SECRET CINEMA's S…

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    Year 9 Slain by Knights Academy

    On Thursday 1st October the year 9 team played Knights Academy in the inner London cup. The match was very close and 0-0 with only 5 minutes left. Unfortunately year 9 ran o…

  • Dunraven Striders show cross country skills Oct 06

    Dunraven Striders show cross country skills

    On Friday October 2nd the Dunraven Striders running club sent two teams to the London Cross country championships at Alleyns school. All students competed really well comple…

  • Primary Newsletter Oct 01

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The children are all settling back into school very well and it is lovely to see the strong learning already going on. It was great to meet some of our n…

  • No news thumbnail available Sep 16

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families It’s been lovely to see everyone back at school refreshed and excited about the school year ahead. We have met all of our new reception children who have be…

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    Principal's start of term letter

    Dear Families Welcome back to the new school year. All students are now in school full time except our Reception children, who have had a staggered beginning to the year, an…

  • No news thumbnail available Aug 31

    Back to school

    We look forward to welcoming students back as follows Wednesday 2 Sep 8:30, Year 7 Induction (morning only) and Year 12 Induction Thursday 3 Sep at 8:50: Year 1, 2 Th…

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Dunraven Primary hosted this year's Primary School Tournament on Monday 23 November, attended by 7 local Primary Schools.


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