About Us

Dulwich Prep Cranbrook is an independent day and flexible boarding school for girls and boys aged 3-13 years, nestled in the beautiful Kent countryside approximately an hour out of London. 

We are a forward-thinking, passionate teaching community, enabling our children to make the absolute most of our stunning 50 acres of grounds, thoughtfully designed modern classrooms and superb facilities. Together with our parents, we have created a vibrant and compassionate community where our children happily thrive, reveal their inner talents and excel academically.

Established in 1939 when Dulwich College Prep evacuated from London our school in Cranbrook has gone from strength to strength, continuing a proud tradition of innovation and excellence. We were one of the first fully co-educational prep schools in England, and the first local prep school to introduce personal iPads in Years 7 & 8.

We are always excited by the future and continually evolve our offer to support the changing needs of both of children and parents. In 2017 we introduced Day Boarding to extend our school day until 8.00 pm to help support working parents, and re-introduced boarding on Friday nights before Saturday matches. Conscious that many of our parents can’t join us in school as often as they’d like, we film and live stream events, invite parents into class when suits them, encourage open and frequent dialogue, and use social media to keep everyone in touch and involved.

Together we are Dulwich Prep Cranbrook.

Independent Schools’ Inspection Report 2016