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    Industrial Action on 5 July 2016 - Letter to all families

    Please download the letter to all families here. …

  • Dunraven hosts Carnegie Event Jun 29

    Dunraven hosts Carnegie Event

    On Monday, The Library hosted an event to mark the announcement of the 2016 Carnegie Medal winner. Since its launch in 1936 The Carnegie Medal has grown to become the UK’…

  • Year 7 enjoy author visit Jun 22

    Year 7 enjoy author visit

    On Monday 20th June, Year 7 were treated to a visit from local author Alex Wheatle. An engaging speaker, Alex spoke candidly about overcoming a criminal background to become…

  • Primary Newsletter Jun 22

    Primary Newsletter

    Thank you to all the families who came to support us on Sports Day. We battled through the wind, rain and sun. Lots of you told us how you enjoyed the day and the children d…

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    Student thoughts on The Livery Project

    Three students thoughts about working on The Livery Project. The echoes across the century project gave us the opportunity to respond to and explore an area of history we…

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    Year 7 visit to Thorpe Park

    Year 7 students visited Thorpe park on Saturday 18th June with some adventurous teaching staff. Despite the odd shower, the weather was warm with sunny spells and a great ti…

  • Echoes Across the Century - Livery Arts Project Jun 09

    Echoes Across the Century - Livery Arts Project

    Livery School Link with Dunraven School and The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers With the British Optical Association Museum in a Heritage Lottery Funded WW1 …

  • Jun 09

    "Indian Rangoli" workshop for Year 10 Art Students

    Year 10 GCSE Art Students attended an amazing 'Indian Rangoli' workshop as part of the Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre. Pupils created a typographic styling of thei…

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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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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