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Dulwich Prep

42 Alleyn Park

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Dulwich Prep London is essentially a boys' school, with about 820 pupils aged between 3 and 13, however, we start with the Early Years which caters for girls as well. We enjoy all the benefits of being close to one of the most vibrant cities in the world but despite our Inner London postcode have some 25 acres of playing fields. Our facilities and the teachers who work within them are of the highest calibre. Dulwich Prep's national reputation for academic, artistic and sporting excellence, around thirty-five scholarships are won each year, is something in which every teacher takes great pride. We are delighted to offer weekly boarding to pupils from Year 4 at Brightlands, our newly refurbished boarding house.At the invitation of the then Master of Dulwich College, Dulwich College Preparatory School first opened its doors to sixteen pupils in January 1885. Links with the College are strong but the school has never been an integral part of it, despite its name. Such was its reputation that within two years numbers had risen to 83. Today, known simply as Dulwich Prep London, it has become one of the most prestigious preparatory schools in the country. The school, which moved to its present site in 1893, enjoyed a period of steady growth and stability during the first part of the last century but the war period brought problems. In 1939 the school evacuated to Cranbrook in Kent, but because of a risk of invasion it moved again, and for the duration was at Betws-y-Coed in North Wales. A small sub-section reopened in London in 1940. Despite considerable upheaval and the hardships of the time, the school returned to Dulwich and steadily regained its pre-war reputation. Although principally a day school, a permanent home for boarders was acquired in 1945 at Brightlands in Gallery Road. In 1956 the school became a charitable Educational Trust, thus securing its future. Since then more land has been acquired, new buildings constructed and old ones totally renovated. All levels of the school now have modern facilities, among these being a spacious teaching block called The Betws Building, a 25 metre swimming pool, a self contained music school and most recently a fully equipped sports hall. A new nursery school was opened at Brightlands in 2007. It can justifiably be said that the school has facilities which are the envy of many. It is impossible to predict the future, but there can be no doubt that the governors will strive to maintain the school's pre-eminent position among preparatory schools.
Dulwich Prep London is essentially a boys' school, with about 820 pupils aged between 3 and 13, however, we start with the Early Years which caters for girls as well. We enjoy all the benefits of being close to one of the most vibrant cities in the world but despite our Inner London postcode have some 25 acres of playing fields. Our facilities and the teachers who work within them are of the...
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Dulwich Prep