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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The end of term is approaching fast; do check the Newsletter for important dates coming up. The Nativity play will be on Wednesday 14 December at 9.30am. Ti…


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    Year 7 visit to BFI Southbank

    Year 7 students with grade A for their Committment to Learning in the last set of reports were treated to a visit to the BFI Southbank today to watch the preview of the film…


  • Y3 Biology Studies a big hit! Nov 30

    Y3 Biology Studies a big hit!

    Last week, Year 3 went across to the Secondary Site for Science lessons. They explored living and non-living organisms and got the chance to see locus, crickets, mealworms, …


  • Year 7 go on Google Expedition Nov 23

    Year 7 go on Google Expedition

    Year 8 were involved in an exciting opportunity with involving Virtual Reality. Google Epeditions is a vitual teaching tool that allows students to experiece the world in 3D…


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    Year 7 Cake sale for Children in Need

    Year 7 are proud to announce that over 1,200 cakes were sold at the Year 7 House Cake Sale on Nov 16th. Over £260 was raised collectively in just 15 mins for Childre…


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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families It was lovely to see our first Primary Prize Winners at Prize Presentation Evening. These awards were for effort and attainment in Key Stage 1. Well done to…


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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families, The final week of this half term has been extremely busy. We enjoyed Black History and Diwali celebrations and visits to the cinema and National Portrait G…


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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families We enjoyed the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party yesterday; thank you to Sodexo for providing this for us. We look forward to more fun themed lunches. Sodexo are launc…


  • Maths Problem of the Week Oct 13

    Maths Problem of the Week


  • Celebrity Chef comes to Dunraven Oct 13

    Celebrity Chef comes to Dunraven

    Celebrity chef Paul Rankin visited Dunraven this week to promote healthy eating at school. After an Omelette Challenge bake off in Year 11 assembly, he gave masterclasses to…


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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The children have all enjoyed having their photos taken today and we look forward to seeing the results in a couple of weeks. Our new Reception classes h…


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    Chamber Choir sing at Community Fair

    On Saturday September 17 the Dunraven Chamber Choir visited the West Dulwich Community Fair and all items performed were received with rapturous applause. Soloists inclu…


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    Letter to All Families - Secondary

    Dear Families MESSAGES FROM MR BOYLE, PRINCIPAL Welcome back to the new school year. All students are now in school full time and have made a very positive start t…


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    Letter to All Families - Primary

    Dear Families MESSAGES FROM MR BOYLE, PRINCIPAL Welcome back to the new school year. All students are now in school full time and have made a very positive start t…


  • Early Closure - Secondary Phase Sep 19

    Early Closure - Secondary Phase

    Early Closure - Tuesday 20 September 2016 Students in the secondary phase will be dismissed at the end of Period 5 (2.20pm) in advance of the Open Evening for 2017 admiss…


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ADMISSIONS AND OPEN SESSIONS INFORMATION

Click here for information on Admissions Applications for Dunraven School

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School Direct Information and Training for 2017-18

Interested in finding out more about School Direct training in our partnership?
If you would like to know more or to sign up to one of our Information Events please see our website HERE for further details or e-mail schooldirect@dunraven.org.uk 
 

General queries should be sent to info@dunraven.org.uk

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Christmas concert tickets are availble now. Adults £2 / Children and Concessions £1

Cash only at the Reception desk.

 

Welcome to Dunraven School

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I'm very proud to be the Principal of Dunraven School.

We were very glad to be designated as a National Teaching School in 2016 as it recognises the effort that the school team puts in to making lessons enjoyable and effective for our young people. Equally, the visit of OFSTED in October 2014 which judged Dunraven as ‘outstanding’ in every category was an important public marker of our on-going journey to achieve ‘Excellence for All’. I’m delighted to have played a part in the school’s success but such recognition 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, working with others as we deliver excellence from Reception all the way through to Year 13. 

Dunraven is a 4-18, All Through School. The primary phase will develop year by year until our Year 6 begin in 2019. This structure offers our 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, 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 have to 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 focus on the right thing at the right time and avoid the easy option.
  • Working hard - I 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 key role of our 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 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
September 2016