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Early Years Curriculum

The Early Years Department provides a warm and friendly introduction to school life. The curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which recognises the importance of nurturing positive relationships and tailoring the environment to meet the needs and interests of each unique child.

Personal, social and emotional development is central to our daily provision. Emphasis is placed on promoting the children’s communication and language skills, and teacher-led activities, including literacy and maths, are differentiated. From the outset, the boys and girls are taught about the characteristics of effective learning, beginning to understand that it’s acceptable to make mistakes and that effort counts.

Exciting topic work and up-to-date resources support the children’s learning of IT skills and the world around them, which is reflected in the creative displays around the school. Specialist teaching of music and physical development ensures the children reach high standards throughout the curriculum.

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.