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An all-rounder – academics have improved considerably and other bits still brilliant. Natural movement on to the College means that exam pressure does not dominate, so boys can do their best without worrying about passing or failing. Outstanding pastoral care (we’re not surprised given the nurturing approach more generally). We got a strong sense from parents that their sons were treated as individuals and that the school invests time and energy in getting to know the boys. Issues dealt with sensitively. Teachers are…

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Dulwich College Junior School is very much a part of the College but great care is taken to provide an environment appropriate to the age of the boys. They are taught by teachers who understand the needs of this age group. As well as providing academic challenge, boys are actively encouraged to participate in the co-curricular life of the College; there are many lunch time clubs and activities including Lego club, gardening, karate, rugby, newspaper club, chapel choir, orchestra, design technology and drama. In addition, they are members of one of the College Houses and participate enthusiastically in a range of House competitions: teambuilding day, the House conker competition and House chess are all firm favourites. Boys enter the Junior School primarily at the age of 7 but there is also a small entry at age 8, 9 and 10. The Junior School, like the rest of the College, is academically selective. The expectation is that the boys will move to the Lower School at age 11, following the 11+ examination. ...Read more

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Since 2013, Dr Toby Griffiths. Educated at Whitgift School and the University of Edinburgh; holds a doctorate in educational psychology from Oxford. Six years as deputy headmaster at Lanesborough School in Guildford. Has also taught at St Paul's Juniors and The Dragon, where he was boarding housemaster and head of maths. Part of a teaching dynasty: father taught at Whitgift for 38 years, mother was a prep school head, brother is headmaster of Norwich School (they were hockey blues together at Oxford). Considered teaching psychology, but from the moment he experienced the Dragon, ‘all bets were off’ – loves the ‘energy and enthusiasm’ of the junior school age group.

A relaxed manner and a ready laugh, he gives the impression that he’d happily chat all day (and so would we). Doesn't...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support Department offers assistance and support to pupils who are able to access an academic curriculum, but who may need extra help to fulfil their potential. We celebrate and respect neurodiversity. We are experienced in supporting pupils with diagnosed learning differences including dyslexia, autism; however, not all the pupils we support have a diagnosis.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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