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Educational Partnership with E-ACT Academy City Heights

Year 7 Hispanic Day dance session

Dulwich College is the local education partner to City Heights E-ACT Academy in Tulse Hill. The Deputy Master External is an Acedemy Ambassador, and the Staff Tutor oversees projects where teachers and pupils can work learn and work together.

Each year, recent Old Alleynians work at City Heights in their gap year as Academy Assistants. They work in classrooms with individuals or small groups of pupils, and in support and administration roles, providing an important bridge between teachers and pupils.

In Community Service, there is an established programme of Middle and Upper School boys acting as Reading Mentors to Year 7 and 8 pupils at City Heights.

There are projects (Maths, Spanish, English) where Dulwich College teachers and Year 13 pupils provide collaborative and enriching activities as part of the Monday afternoon Liberal Studies programme.

The College also hosts City Heights' annual sports day and pupils from City Heights are welcomed to relevant events such as the Year 7 Hispanic and the Lower School Engineering Days and Dulwich Linguistic.

Both schools encourage formal links through lunches, visits and middle management development programmes, and informal collaboration between subject leaders and departments. There have been mutual observations across departments, and involving City Heights pupils for a Learning Detective project. Where possible, trainee teachers also undertake placements between the schools. 

Dulwich College and City Heights are using educational research in a joint project to investigate and assess the power of character development and Learning to Learn programmes in producing independent, successful lifelong learners.