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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 [email protected]
  • W www.kingsdalef…onschool.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Southwark
  • Pupils: 1560 ; sixth formers: 200
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th June 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 6th December 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Particularly in the approach to the summer examinations, the school is open seven days a week with evening revision classes, Saturday schools, Sunday schools and one-to-one sessions. As a pupil said: ‘Kingsdale doesn’t sleep and never leaves any pupil behind’. 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…

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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

Since 1998, Steve Morrison. He had previously been senior teacher and head of maths here in the 1980s.

Academic matters

Results are on an upwards trajectory. In 2017, 30 per cent of GCSE grades were 9-7; 78 per cent of students got 9-4 in both English and maths. The highest performing subjects were maths, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, Latin, textiles, food technology and statistics. At A level in 2017, 30 per cent A*/A, 60 per cent A*-B.

Although head 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. Head says: ‘We don’t believe we’ve got it cracked, we believe we did not previously do enough because...

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