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Dulwich College

In 2018 more than 62.62% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD
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Description Dulwich College

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Established: in 1619
  • Location of Dulwich College: United Kingdom, England, London
  • Student age: 11 to 18 years
  • Studying programs in Dulwich College: Elementary and Secondary School, A-level, GCSE
  • Total number of students: 1670 people, 130 of them on the boarding school
  • Type of study: single (only young men)
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Dulwich College is a private male school in central London, an elite and prestigious educational institution whose history has more than 380 years of successful work. The institution has an excellent reputation, respect among colleagues and students from all over the world. Many well-known personalities have studied at its walls: for example, the author of detectives Raymond Chandler, cricket champion Trevor Bailey, public and political figures, athletes and artists. Dulwich College ranks 61st among 450 participants in the non-state schools ranking according to The Sunday Times. The total area of ​​the school reaches 70 acres of picturesque, well-maintained, well-equipped land with everything necessary for comfortable living and learning.

The main goal of schooling is full preparation for successful admission to the chosen university of Great Britain, Europe and the world, comprehensive development and the formation of a unique personality. They honour the age-old traditions of British classical education, practice mentoring, create the most comfortable conditions for children to develop and grow. Among  the graduates the most popular universities are the following:

  • University of London
  • Cambridge
  • Business High School
  • Oxford and other high schools of Britain and the world, including prestigious European and American ones.

Dulwich College provides a powerful knowledge base for entering the best, most prestigious universities. Graduates of the educational institution enter even universities with strict selection and high requirements. The main specializations are exact and natural sciences, as well as economic disciplines. Thanks to an individual, personal approach, deep and thorough study of subjects, students enter the chosen university without any problems. Teachers are always ready to help with advice, advice, to fill out the application and compile a package of documents, to gather information about admission and university requirements to their applicants.

The number of pupils reaches 1,670 people - these are boys of 7-18 years old. Approximately 130 of them - foreign students are studied on the terms of a full board, enjoying full support for full adaptation to the linguistic and academic conditions of the new country.

The academic building is divided into 4 sectors:

  • Preparatory school (7-10 years)
  • Junior school (11-11 years)
  • Secondary school (13-16 years)
  • High school (17-18 years).

Differentiation by age groups make learning more pleasant, comfortable and effective, creates a friendly atmosphere. The gradual development of students corrects the curriculum. Each level of education is made up of its own list of subjects and disciplines for study - compulsory for students of any age is art, languages, exact and humanitarian (social) sciences. Each student also determines for himself the priority kind of sports and physical activity, which he is constantly engaged in. At the end of the course, all students undergo a full test, which determines their readiness to continue their education at the next level.

Dulwich College is very strict discipline. Much attention is paid to the formation of full-fledged leisure, comprehensive development, a large number of electives and clubs of interest. The pupils are brought up valuable social qualities: independence, ambition, education and courtesy, initiative, responsibility.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Dulwich College

Program name
from 14 782 £ / term

About the educational progam: international students are offered a deeper program of studying the basic school subjects, a higher level of complexity, a greater amount of knowledge for mastering. This is a period of laying a solid foundation of knowledge, which will subsequently be supplemented and deepened. 

The proposed disciplines are included in the program:

  • English;
  • Physical Culture and sport;
  • Geography;
  • The Basics of Religion;
  • Dramatic art and theater;
  • Music;
  • Art;
  • Mathematics;
  • Design;
  • Latin language;
  • Design;
  • Computer techologies;
  • Foreign language (you can choose between French or Spanish).
from 14 782 £ / term

About the educational program: At this age, the focus is on quality, effective preparation for GCSE testing. Obtaining a profile certificate with high scores means successful mastering of the secondary school program, suitable for preparation for entering the selected university - the certificate is highly regarded worldwide and is valued by the admission commissions.

International students study the following disciplines:

  • Chemistry;
  • English;
  • Biology;
  • Physical culture and sport;
  • Geography;
  • Physics;
  • Drama and theater;
  • Foreign language (optional - Spanish or French);
  • Design;
  • The Basics of Religion;
  • History;
  • Music;
  • Art;
  • Mathematics;
  • Computer techologies.

Also, each student chooses additional (elective) subjects for the personal curriculum:

  • English literature;
  • A foreign language (Greek, Chinese, German or Latin).
from 14 782 £ / term

About the educational course: At this stage of education, students are deliberately preparing to enter the chosen higher education institution for a priority specialty, taking into account the requirements for entrants. An individual curriculum is drawn up: it contains only 4 of the highest-priority disciplines, and in the second year of training (grade 13), complexity can be facilitated.

International students can choose desciplines from the following list:

  • Ancient history;
  • Music;
  • English;
  • Computer science;
  • Biology;
  • History of art;
  • Geography;
  • Mathematics;
  • Design;
  • Art;
  • Physics;
  • History;
  • Economy;
  • Policy;
  • Chemistry;
  • The Basics of Religion;
  • Physical culture and sport;
  • Theatrical art and craftsmanship;
  • Classical languages: Greek, Latin;
  • Foreign languages: Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, French.

Accommodation and food

On the campus there are 3 comfortable and cozy residences: the rooms are designed for 2-4 people, fully furnished and equipped with everything necessary. Constantly on duty are experienced and qualified educators: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, are responsible for the safety of children, form their leisure, are always ready to help with the solution of any issue. Showers and toilets are located on each floor, as well as common lounges with board games and a media center. For each student there is a private place for independent studies, quiet and peaceful.

Meals are also organized according to the boarding house system. The menu is regularly updated taking into account the wishes and requests of students: the diet includes dishes of various national cuisines, including Muslim, vegetarian and Jewish foods.

Students can meet regularly with their parents, contact them by phone or internet at any time. Parents can always turn to teachers and educators, discuss the achievements and progress of the child, his involvement in extra-curricular, sports or creative activities. Especially such support is important for foreign students and for parents who first sent a child to study in another country, and school staff understand this perfectly. Absence of isolation and constant contact with parents forms a healthy school atmosphere and moral comfort for each student, makes adaptation quicker and easier.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, computer systems, design, Dramatic art, English, Foundations of world religions, French, geography, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, Spanish, Theatrical art
Events list: chess, cricket, Dramatic circle, football, gymnastics, music studio, rowing, rugby, sailing, swimming, water polo

Events Dulwich College

Every month, students are planned to stay in advance, by day: every day they are given ample opportunities for interesting, diverse employment. Contests, quizzes, competitions, thematic evenings, walks and city tours, sports, talent shows and concerts, trips to entertainment and education centers are constantly arranged. Seasonal (summer and winter) camps for scouts, adventure shifts and combined courses are based on the college.

There are wide opportunities for active recreation and sports development of children: professional instructors and coaches work with them, so you can start learning a new sport from scratch. On the campus teams are assembled for hockey, regui, football and basketball, and there is a section of martial arts. There is a spacious indoor pool, football and rugby fields, a cricket lawn, tennis courts, a private boat station. Among the students there are constantly held competitions, relay races and competitions, demonstration performances and team matches are organized, including with young men from other schools.

From the creative circles and studios as the most popular one can note:

  • The debate
  • The game of poker
  • The cinematography
  • The magic
  • The chess club
  • The political circle
  • Japanese animation
  • Music studio.

The cadet corps works: here boys learn archery, martial arts, methods of first aid and survival in extreme situations.

Dulwich College is an active participant in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (for an additional fee): it is an opportunity to fully demonstrate its abilities in the field of public works, physical abilities and achievements, hikes and expeditions, significantly increase endurance and personal potential.


  • In 2018, under the A Level program - 62.62% of students received marks A - A *; 84.44% of GCSE program participants passed the final exams for A - A *.

Equipment Dulwich College

There is everything necessary for comfortable training and stay of students on the campus: spacious and bright classrooms for classrooms, scientific laboratories for practical lessons, as well as numerous studios and studios for art and creativity (dance, music, photography, etc.). Etc.).

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters, interspersed with vacations for students' leisure:

  • Autumn: from September 2 to December 16 (vacation from October 17 to November 1)
  • Spring: from 7 January to 18 March (holidays from 13 to 21 February)
  • Summer: 12 April - 7 July (holidays from 25 May to 5 June).

The cost of one trimester of study is 12,684 £, one year - 38052 £.

Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee = 200 £
  • Deposit for confirmation of place on the program = 1500 £
  • Semester deposit = 12684 £
  • Supporting English language courses for foreign boarders = 1200 £ / trimester
  • Registration in the guardian agency and guardian services.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 300 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3700 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants must submit a minimum package of documents:

  • a character from a previous place of study certified by the school board
  • report card for the last 2 years.

Remember that, as in all schools in Britain, the number of vacant seats is limited, so it is worthwhile to attend to the filing of documents in advance.



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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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