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    Year 10 Music GCSE students had the fantastic opportunity of performing at the prestigious Royal Festival hall this week alongside composer Peter Yarde Martin and musicians fr…


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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families Another half term has passed and we are already half way through the school year. We said goodbye to Julian’s School yesterday and had a farewell assembly on Wed…


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    Maths Problem of the Week

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  • WOW Now! Feb 23

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    Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Gemma Cairney met with year 9 - 11 girls on Thursday 12 February to discuss what feminist issues really matter most to girls today. …


  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 –‘ Keep the memory alive’ Feb 23

    Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 –‘ Keep the memory alive’

    To mark the 70th anniversary since the end of the Holocaust, the History department have been remembering. This is the fifth year that Year 9 students have had the privilege o…


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    January in Drama

    30 students joined Mr Hargreaves, Ms Poulter and Mr Rice at The Old Vic on 19 January to see The Tree. This comedy written by and starring Daniel Kitson explored story telling…


  • Primary Newsletter Feb 03

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families Our Parent Evenings are happening next week. Do make sure you have returned your slip requesting an appointment. It is important that you attend to find out how …


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  •  Year 11 visit IKEA Croydon Jan 27

    Year 11 visit IKEA Croydon

    Last term two Year 11 Product Design groups engaged in an external visit to IKEA Croydon. During the day, they were treated to a V.I.P tour of this distinctive Swedish retail …


  • Christmas Design with Year 1 Jan 27

    Christmas Design with Year 1

    Last term 9JB and 9SD were given an insight into the life of a Design and Technology teacher. Working in collaboration with Primary Phase, Year 9 were set a challenging task i…


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    Media Competition winners visit News UK

    A team of seven Year 8 students, led by Project Manager Saeed EL-Ashkar (Year 12) visited News UK Headquarters on Thursday 22 January to present their marketing campaign pitch…


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    Maths Problem of the Week

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  • Primary Newsletter Jan 16

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The new term is well underway and the children have settled back very quickly. It is lovely to see how well our Reception children are doing after a term in scho…


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David Lammy MP, speaking to the school during his visit on Tuesday 10 February.

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Reception Year learn about Chinese New Year on Thursday 12 February.

 

Click here for information on admissions for 2015 entry and admissions consultation for 2016 entry.

We still have primary and secondary vacancies in a range of subjects. Click here for further details. Our next application deadline is March 6th 2015.

 


 

Welcome to Dunraven School

 

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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 beginning with the two forms of reception children who joined the school in September 2013. This 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 all the way to A level. We also welcome Julian's school, Streatham as our guests and partners for the first half of the year who will share our primary building until theirs is ready to move into early in 2015.

 

We want to help our children and young people develop their capacity in a range of important character strengths to prepare them for their 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
Principal
January 2015