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    Easter Egg Hunt

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    Primary Newsletter

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    Falconer visit

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    Lambeth Music Festival 2017

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    ReachOutRCA Studio Day

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    Primary newsletter

    Dear Families, Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. The children have settled very well into the new term. Do check your emails for the class le…

  • Dunraven Media wins National Marketing Competition Dec 15

    Dunraven Media wins National Marketing Competition

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    Letter to All Families

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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…

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    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, …

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Students form Dunraven Dance Department performing a dance from the "Circle of Life" show on Thursday 9th February.


Welcome to Dunraven School


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
September 2016