‘Heed these words, You who wish to probe the depths of nature: If you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither will you find it outside. In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Know Thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods.’

Inscription on the Greek temple at Delphi – Delphi Oracle

We seek to excite and inspire investigation and creativity by opening eyes, hearts and minds in the pursuits of knowledge, wisdom and experience. Our children thrive on a curriculum that is carefully designed to provide breadth and depth, enabling each child to discover their strengths and develop their talents here at Dulwich Prep and beyond.

We look to nurture and grow self-confidence, enthusiasm and ambition with integrity and tolerance, and our curriculum offers challenges through which the joy of learning inspires perseverance, determination, maturity and resilience.

We promote physical, emotional, spiritual health and well-being and seek to develop independence, self-discipline, good habits and appreciation of both traditional and innovative approaches to learning. We celebrate and respect individuality, personal achievement and differences as well as the importance of teamwork and the valuable contribution that each child makes to the life of the school and community.

We know we will have succeeded when our children are excited about their futures, their potential and the infinite opportunities through which they can pursue and achieve excellence.

In the Upper School children will study English, Maths, Science, Modern Languages, Latin, Music, Art, Religious Studies, History, Geography, PSHE, Computing, Design Technology, Drama and PE complimented by a wide range of clubs and master classes.

We are forward-thinking, academic school in which children develop subject specialist knowledge, skills and expertise which is inspirational and at the root of creativity, innovation, communication and expression.  Children develop the skill and strategies for self-regulation and are encouraged to pursue self-directed learning.

Variety in learning both inside and outside the classroom, including: themed events, inspirational visiting speakers, field work, workshops, learning abroad and new technology, to name but a few is essential to our dynamic and highly motivational Curriculum.

The National curriculum provides a useful starting point from which departments have enhanced and developed their programmes of study to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of all our pupils and their future aspirations.

Classes are small and where beneficial streaming and setting is used to develop pupil’s skills and confidence but also to prepare pupils thoroughly for entry to leading grammar and senior schools with many sitting and achieving top scholarships.