Dulwich Prep Cranbrook is expanding to provide a through-school from 2 to 16-years-old

Exciting news in from Dulwich Prep Cranbrook… the school is launching an expansion to include Years 9, 10 and 11, which will offer families an academically ambitious, forward-looking, co-educational day school from Nursery all the way through to GCSE. 

The new Dulwich senior school will give students the opportunity to study a wide range of GCSEs, supported by exceptional pastoral care and a real focus on the individual. The first cohort will progress into Year 9 in September 2023; they will move through the school to be the school’s first Year 11 students, taking GCSE examinations in the summer of 2026. 

Admission into the senior section of the school will be guaranteed for current Dulwich families, and the school welcomes external entry into both Year 7 and Year 9 from September 2022. 

David Nelson, Chair of the Dulwich Preparatory Schools Trust, commented, “Dulwich Prep Cranbrook has always been forward-looking. It was one of the very first Preparatory schools to move to co-education in the 1970s and the first Kent Prep to embrace the digital age, using iPads as an educational tool. With senior schools moving away from Common Entrance, it has re-examined the curriculum in Years 7 and 8, so its planned move into senior education is the next logical step.”

The project will see the appointment of additional, highly experienced teaching staff, including a Head of Senior School. The school will also undergo development of its buildings to create a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facility incorporating lecture facilities, remodelled classrooms, break-out study areas and social spaces, with a student café at the heart.

Paul David, Headmaster, added, “Our qualified and experienced teaching staff are thrilled to be extending the curriculum beyond Year 8, to inspire and enthuse students to choose from a wide range of courses of study. We’re going to offer genuine choice, so that every student has the opportunity to marry passion and ability, to discover their element.”

Find out more at dulwichprepcranbrook.org

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