Work has already begun on the construction of the latest addition to the Dulwich family of schools. Dulwich College (Singapore) is due to open its doors to pupils in August 2014, and to celebrate and publicise this fact a launch event took place in Singapore on Thursday 21 February attended by both the Master and by Lord Turnbull, Chair of Governors. At the historic residence of the British Commissioner to Singapore, a press conference was held to brief journalists about the new venture, followed by a reception for invited guests and many people prominent with education in Singapore. Lord Turnbull spoke of the importance of the Dulwich ethos and its extension into the Dulwich international schools; the Master spoke of a Commonwealth of Dulwich schools who can learn and support each other, and emphasised the importance of a holistic approach to the education of today’s global citizens. He then met many of the 100 or so parents who have already registered their children for entry to DC Singapore in August 2014.
Singapore is a major hub for international business and finance in East Asia. There is a large ex-patriate community and it is anticipated that demand for places at the new Dulwich College will be strong. The school will initially cater for ages 3 – 13, but will eventually grow to include all year groups and have the potential to educate up to 2500 pupils.