On 16 November, Dulwich College Beijing was named British International School of the Year 2011 in the Independent School Awards. This award is based on Dulwich Beijing fulfilling the criteria of being an inspirational school, based outside of the UK, that espouses a British education and has made a strategic or financial achievement of note.
For the official submission, Dulwich College Beijing highlighted the student efforts that have been made with local migrant schools in Beijing. The school embraces an ongoing programme to make contributions to these communities through student exchanges, field trips, and fundraisers.
Mr Neal McGowan, headmaster of Dulwich College Beijing, commented on the award:
“This award is recognition of the outstanding success of our students and the professionalism of our staff. In Dulwich College Beijing, we place great emphasis on developing fully-rounded and impressive young people who excel academically, as well as flourish through co-curricular achievement and commitment to service and community.
An anchor of strength for Dulwich College Beijing, and indeed all the Dulwich International Schools, is our roots which are embedded in Dulwich College London. Our College, while relatively new, can rely on 400 years of outstanding success and rich history from Dulwich London as the blueprint for how we educate and shape our students. Dulwich College London adds something very special to the international schools—which is sought by parents and marks us out as being the premier choice for expatriate families in Asia."