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Communication is excellent, with parents kept firmly in the loop by email, text, homework planner and weekly newsletters. Detailed handbooks contain comprehensive information about everything from lateness to bullying, and all parents are invited to attend ‘back to school’ information days. Drama and music both vibrant. ‘The arts and languages are our strongpoints,’ says the head, and a recent inspection concurs. Parents –  from a multitude of academic systems – often select the school because the IB will...


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What the school says...

Dwight London is privileged to be part of the internationally renowned Dwight family of schools. We share the Dwight pillars of Personalised Learning, Community and Global Vision and are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child.

Our learners are proud to come from diverse backgrounds; they celebrate and learn from each others’ perspectives, and they take pride in taking action to make a better world.

Our open-minded approach that values diversity and innovation is underpinned by the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate programmes that open pathways to the top universities across the globe. Our students are critical and creative thinkers, empowered by inquiry-led learning and an expectation that they will be independent learners who create meaning from their experiences.

I hope you enjoy reading more about Dwight and our school community. Even better if you can visit and see for yourself the warm, purposeful and engaging learning environment in our school. We would love to welcome you.

We offer the following programmes:
The Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) - ages 2 to 11
The Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) - ages 11 to 16
The Diploma Programme (IBDP) - ages 16 to 18

To learn about the benefits of the IB Curriculum visit our website
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International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: middle years - middle Years is a programme for ages 11-16.

International Baccalaureate: primary years - primary years is a programme for ages 3-12.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since January 2022, Chris Beddows BA. Originally from York, he qualified as a primary school teacher at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, then taught in the state sector for four years before a move to the British International School in New York. After a stint in Italy, he returned to the US, becoming primary years’ programme co-ordinator at Dwight School. He transferred to the London branch in 2018 as principal of the upper school.

An ebullient, outgoing character whose speech is peppered with bracing phraseology (‘blooming hard’, ‘damn good’, ‘jolly well’), he feels he was appointed to ‘galvanise the troops’. Beyond that, his primary objectives are threefold - for pupils to be ‘happy, healthy and well-rounded and make a difference in a positive way’, push numbers up to 400, and...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

We are a small mainstream school with specialist provision for the teaching of a wide range of students with moderate learning difficulties, who are supported in an inclusive provision through both in-class and withdrawal support as needed .

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

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