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    Dunraven Media at SECRET CINEMA: The Empire Strikes Back

    As a result of continuing partnerships with arts organisations around the city, Dunraven Media was very fortunate to attend to take thirty-five students to SECRET CINEMA's S…

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    Year 9 Slain by Knights Academy

    On Thursday 1st October the year 9 team played Knights Academy in the inner London cup. The match was very close and 0-0 with only 5 minutes left. Unfortunately year 9 ran o…

  • Dunraven Striders show cross country skills Oct 06

    Dunraven Striders show cross country skills

    On Friday October 2nd the Dunraven Striders running club sent two teams to the London Cross country championships at Alleyns school. All students competed really well comple…

  • Primary Newsletter Oct 01

    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The children are all settling back into school very well and it is lovely to see the strong learning already going on. It was great to meet some of our n…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families It’s been lovely to see everyone back at school refreshed and excited about the school year ahead. We have met all of our new reception children who have be…

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    Principal's start of term letter

    Dear Families Welcome back to the new school year. All students are now in school full time except our Reception children, who have had a staggered beginning to the year, an…

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    Back to school

    We look forward to welcoming students back as follows Wednesday 2 Sep 8:30, Year 7 Induction (morning only) and Year 12 Induction Thursday 3 Sep at 8:50: Year 1, 2 Th…

  • GCSE headlines Aug 20

    GCSE headlines

    Congratulations to the class of 2015 on fantastic results We are delighted that so many Dunraven students were successful in their GCSEs this summer. Initial headline…

  • A level 2015 - excellence for all Aug 13

    A level 2015 - excellence for all

    We are very proud of our students who worked so hard for their A levels this year at Dunraven and our partner SL6 schools. They have achieved some of our best outcomes to da…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families It has been a fabulous second year at Dunraven Primary. We want to say thank you to all of our children and parents for supporting and working with us throu…

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    Primary Newsletter

    Dear Families The end of term is fast approaching and the weather certainly makes it feel like summer is finally here. As always we are busy right up to the end of ter…

  • Poetry Takeaway Comes to Dunraven! Jul 30

    Poetry Takeaway Comes to Dunraven!

    On Wednesday 15th July a takeaway van arrived outside Dunraven School. But it wasn’t serving chips or burgers… Inside the van, Dunraven students were cooking up a creativ…

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    Results Day Letter to families

    Dear Families, Students can come in from 08:30am for A Level and 09:00 for GCSE to collect their results from the Sixth Form Common Room in the dates shown in the attache…

  • Busy Year in Drama Jul 29

    Busy Year in Drama

    The school year has come to an end and Team Drama have been reflecting on what has been achieved in Drama since September. We have been on 14 theatre visits to…

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    Principal's end of term letter to families

    Dear Families This has been quite a year for the school and so much has been achieved: the school share with Julian’s and the on-going development of our primary phase; hundre…

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School direct vacancies 2016-17

Recruitment for School Direct teacher training in 2016 will begin at the end of October 2015. Please see website for further details. 


The annual Fun Run took place at Streatham Common on Thursday 16 July. Students ran or walked 5k to raise money for thier elected charity, Save the Children. See more photos here.


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