The Master's Welcome
Dulwich has a distinguished tradition of inspired teaching and genuine scholarship; it benefits from historic buildings and green open spaces in a delightful environment.
Our primary duty is to ensure that all our pupils are engaged in good learning, both in the classroom and beyond it; both in working towards examined syllabuses and in their free learning.
Our principal objectives are:
- to ensure that all our pupils feel equally secure and valued;
- to offer academic challenges that enable each pupil to realise his potential;
- to provide sporting, cultural, charitable and adventurous engagement for all our pupils to enjoy and through which they can learn to work co-operatively and to lead;
- to nurture a supportive community that encourages a sense of social responsibility;
It is also our responsibility to enable Alleynians to be thoroughly well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.
This is a challenging Mission Statement. My responsibility is to ensure that we fulfil our aims and build on our achievements so as to enable current and future Alleynians to be well prepared for the challenges of life in the 21st century. I am delighted to invite you to read the most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) reports on the College.
Dr Joseph Spence
Dr Joseph Spence has been Master of Dulwich College since 2009. He was Headmaster of Oakham School from 2002, having taught history and politics at Eton College, where he was Master in College (housemaster to the King’s Scholars) from 1992-2002. He was educated at the universities of Reading and London. Joe serves on the governing bodies of Windlesham House School and Blackbird Academy Trust. He jointly leads Southwark Schools Learning Partnership (SSLP), a collaboration of the senior maintained and independent schools in the borough. He is also a playwright and librettist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and serves on the boards of the Inspiring Futures Foundation and the Mark Evison Foundation.