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Diwali at the Prep

Posted: 5th November 2019

Before the half term break the boys in Middle and Upper School celebrated Diwali festival by drawing wonderful chalk rangoli patterns throughout the school grounds. Diwali is a five day festival of light that is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists (this year it began on the 27th October).  Every autumn, the observance sees millions of people attend firework displays, prayer services and festive events in celebration of the occasion, which signifies good triumphing over evil, light over darkness and new beginnings.  In Powwow groups – a mix of Y5-8 pupils in each tribe – boys and staff at DPL worked brilliantly in teams to let their creative juices flow.  During Diwali, these colourful patterns are drawn by the front door of homes to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter. They are traditionally drawn using rice grains, flour, sand or chalk, and are usually inspired by nature.

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Dulwich Prep & Senior Announcement

We are delighted to share that we will be extending our provision from ages 3-13 to ages 2-16. Our first Year 9 cohort will start in September 2025.

As a highly commended school at this year’s Independent School of the Year Awards, we are excited to share that we will become Dulwich Prep & Senior.

We will continue to be a school of choice, maintaining our exceptional Prep offering with the option of staying to GCSE. Our support of families in finding the right senior school or sixth form at the right time for their sons will remain at our core, whether that be at ages 11, 13 or 16.

Our key entry points will be Nursery, Reception, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 9. Occasional places may be available in other year groups.

If you would like your son to be one of our ‘Trailblazers’ and join Year 9 in 2025 or 2026, please get in touch with our Admissions Department for further details.