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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The Summer Term is well underway and the children are really enjoying being outdoors. Y1 were involved in lots of planting on Parent Activity Morning last w…

  • House Dance Competition 2016 Apr 27

    House Dance Competition 2016

    An incredible House Dance Competition for Years 7-10 was held last week. The contest was judged by members of staff and an A-Level Dance student who concluded that th…

  • A Bug's Life for Year 7 Apr 27

    A Bug's Life for Year 7

    The Bug Man arrived last week to entertain, and possibly terrify, Year 7 yet again! Sudents attended the amazing workshops throughout the day and had the opportunity t…

  • Dance Show Tickets on sale soon Apr 27

    Dance Show Tickets on sale soon

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  • The chicks are coming ... Apr 26

    The chicks are coming ...

    Year 2 are currently involved in an exciting project to help them develop their scientific understanding of animals. With the help of the amazing team at Vauxhall City Fa…

  • Mr Day - Marathon Man! Apr 26

    Mr Day - Marathon Man!

    Having completed months of training, on Sunday 24th April I stood on the start line for the London Marathon slightly nervous as to what may lay ahead. Instead of pacing m…

  • Sodexo Easter Bake Off Mar 24

    Sodexo Easter Bake Off

    Students brought in their cakes this week for the Sodexo Easter Bake Off which was judged by Ms Metcalfe and Ms Andrews. Cakes were marked on technicality, appearance and…

  • Visit from Robert Griffiths Mar 24

    Visit from Robert Griffiths

    The visit from the Communist Party General Secretary, Robert Griffiths, on 17 March was highly interesting. He spoke on an extraordinary range of topics, spanning education …

  • Spring Gardening Family Morning in Year Two Mar 24

    Spring Gardening Family Morning in Year Two

    We were delighted to have a sunny day for the Year Two Parent Activity Morning last Thursday. Spring had definitely sprung in the secret garden as families enjoyed a range o…

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    Year 9 Student wins Art Award

    Congratulations to Jessica, 9AT, who has won a prize in the fourth Mayor of London Plinth Schools Awards 2016 for 'Project Urban Habitats'. Her work will be on display at…

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    Year 8 visits Simulation Centre at Kings' College Hospital

    Last Friday, 32 Year 8 students visited the Simulation Centre at Kings' College Hospital as part of National Science Week. They learnt about the effects of alcohol and treat…

  • No news thumbnail available Mar 21

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families Another term is coming to an end and the children have been so lucky to be involved in so many great and exciting things. I am so proud of our Tycoons in…

  • Striders Olympic Park Sport Relief Mar 21

    Striders Olympic Park Sport Relief

    The Dunraven Striders took to the pavements of the Olympic Park for the sport relief 1,3 or 6mile run on Sunday. All students were amazing, raising money for charity and com…

  • Tycoons at Buckingham Palace Mar 21

    Tycoons at Buckingham Palace

    What a day our fabulous team of Primary Tycoons had on Monday 14 March! They were invited to Buckingham Palace by Prince Andrew and Peter Jones, the entrepreneur, as on…

  • Dunraven Striders represent Lambeth Mar 10

    Dunraven Striders represent Lambeth

    On a cold and windy afternoon a host of Dunraven Striders represented the Borough of Lambeth at the year 7/8 London Borough Championships. On a tough, rolling 2 mile course …

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Students competed in the House Dance Challenge last week. See all the photos here.

Tickets for the upcoming dance show Fusion can be purchased at Reception from Friday 29 May.


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