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  • Kingsdale Foundation School
    Alleyn Park
    Dulwich
    London
    SE21 8SQ
  • Head: Mr S Morrison
  • T 020 8670 7575
  • F 020 8766 7051
  • E info@kingsdale.southwark.sch.uk
  • W www.kingsdalef…nschool.org.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Southwark
  • Pupils: 1560
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th December 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 23rd March 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Music is truly outstanding and adds a real vibrancy to the school. The head of music, at the school long before the current regime, is renowned for her ability to inspire and her ambition for the children who may not have picked up an instrument before coming here. Every year the school hosts the Dulwich Festival Youth Concert and steals the show from the massed independent school ensembles – most recently with a group xylophone rendition of an especially composed medley of Bond theme tunes.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Mr Steve Morrison. Although he is keen for the school to showcase its achievers, he says: ‘we are not just interested in the children at the top end’. The school believes it does well by pupils across the board. He says: ‘We don’t believe we’ve got it cracked, we believe we did not previously do enough because not every child achieved their potential’.

Academic matters

Results are on an upwards trajectory. In 2016, 40 per cent of GCSE grades were A*/A; 80 per cent of students got 5+ A*-C grades. The highest performing subjects were maths, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, Latin, textiles, food technology and statistics. Still a long way to go at A level: average grade to date seems to be a C.

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