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The Power of Reflection

Posted: 17th May 2021

The boys in Lower School know the ‘excellent learning’ skills well. They work to develop their thinking, communication, organisation and memory skills, whilst paying attention to the art of focusing, discovering, linking and creating. The umbrella of ‘enjoying’ and ‘playing’ is never far away, and all of these skills are wrapped up in the boys’ desire to persevere.  As you walk the corridors and classrooms of Lower School and pass through the playground, you will see boys taking moments to reflect. The idea that they can drive their learning and relationships is powerful, and one that we hope to foster.

Taking time to digest and reflect is a crucial part of the boys’ school day.  It is where they get to stop, and notice. To see if they need to take time, take advice, learn from others or learn independently.  This week alone boys have re-read and edited their writing, self-corrected their maths, listened attentively and then allowed their view point to be altered by new information, negotiated friendships and made scientific predictions.  None of these things can happen if the boys are not taught to be self aware and to take a moment before they proceed. And so, if you see a young man in Lower School stopping to take a moment, give them the time. They may just be considering their very next ‘Einstein’ moment.

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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.