School of the Week – Dulwich College
This all boys’ school is based in London with impressive architecture and rural character. It has been a popular location for filming (Harry Potter, Tomb Raider, The Importance of being Earnest). From an academic and a sporting perspective it competes with schools such as Harrow and Eton. In 2012, 15% of Year 13 went to Oxbridge.
Famous Alumni: Ernest Shackleton (Antarctic Explorer), PG Wodehouse (Author), Raymond Chandler (Author), Andrew Sheridan (Rugby player: England International)
News: Dulwich College was one of the first schools in England to introduce science into its curriculum in the 19th century. The sciences remain a strength of the College. Now, a major new project has begun which will transform science teaching for all students in the 21st century. Construction of a new landmark building, The Laboratory, is underway at Dulwich College which will house 21 new science laboratories and IT suites. Set in a new pedestrianised landscape and giving a new focus to the heart of the historic campus, the new state-of-the-art science building will also contain a 240 seat auditorium for use by the wider community and a flexible auditorium available to the whole College for events, exhibitions and examinations.
Video of Welcome to Dulwich College