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Planter Project

Posted: 26th November 2019

This year in year 7 DT rotation, the pupils are working in collaboration with Alma-nac architects and the Dulwich Picture Gallery to design and make a planter kit that will be used in our school grounds. Dulwich Picture Gallery have very generously donated the wood from the summer pavilion, The House of Colour, for us to use to build these planters.

Rotation 1 have done an enormous amount of work prototyping and testing the kits, ably supported by Kath S, our technician who has made several jigs to help us make the pieces as accurate as possible. Alma-nac architects have then used their Sketchup 3D programme to visualise various combinations of planters and to develop an instruction manual for assembly.

Rotation 2 will now use and test this instruction sheet to see if it is clear and logical and suggest improvements.  They will then invite a group of students from Kingsdale to the workshop and instruct them in how to assemble their own planters for specific sites in their own playgrounds.

Dulwich Picture Gallery have contacted several local schools who are all very excited to build their own planters using the instructions, design and materials developed by Dulwich Prep London boys.

It is a really exciting opportunity to share our skills and expertise, and to collaborate with professionals to create a design that will benefit the wider community.

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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.