This page aims to answer any day-to-day questions you may have with regard to the College's response to Covid-19. Please also refer to our Contact page for the Dulwich College and staff email addresses or the Academic Staff page for teaching staff email addresses.
We are planning for the College to be open for all year groups and staff from the new academic year. This is, however, subject to government regulation and guidance over the summer.
How will the Finance and HR Departments operate while the College is closed?
The Finance and HR Departments will continue functioning as normally as possible (through remote working as necessary), focusing on core priorities, such as the payment of suppliers. Communications should as far as possible be made by email rather than face to face. Suppliers should submit invoices by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruitment will go ahead as planned with Skype interviews instead of face to face interviews.
Can we visit the James Caird or the Archives while the College is closed?
Regrettably, visits to the James Caird are suspended until further notice because of the current pandemic; this will be reviewed in relation to the College re-opening later in the year.
In response to the challenge of Covid-19, pupils, parents, staff and alumni acted quickly to provide support to those beyond our community and raise money for local and national charities. The College made 12 acres of playing fields and track available to the local community for recreation and its main campus has been a mobile NHS Covid-19 testing site. As schools closed, we put online a collection of free digital resources for children from Kindergarten to Year 13, and for their teachers and families. Anybody, from any school, is welcome to use them. And beyond that:
PPE Since April our DT team, teachers and pupils, have produced 3,000 full-face visors for key workers, and distributed over 500 other eye-protectors from the Science departments. This was a whole-school effort with site officers collecting goggles and masks and the Master leading distribution of the PPE. At the end of April a second visor model received BSi accreditation for close patient care. Recipients of the eye-protection include surgeries, hospitals, care homes, pharmacies and hospices; their thanks have humbled us.
Thinking About Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller, physicist Dr Emma Springate, artist Lisa Milroy and historian and writer Iain MacGregor are amongst the speakers in a new series of weekly lectures for maintained and independent Year 11-13 pupils at 17 south London schools. Thinking About is organised by the College and Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership.
Community Action Over the past month, residents of three local care homes and the Dulwich Almshouse have been receiving cards made by young Dulwich pupils. Staff have read over 20 books in e-form to share with local primary schools while older pupils are volunteering in safe ways to bring hope and practical support to those in need, including gardening, maintenance and shopping.
Charities In April, the College embraced the 2.6 Challenge, brainchild of an alumnus. Pupils, parents and staff were involved in activities to raise money for charities including Cancer Research, Save the Children, the NHS Covid-19 Appeal and Alzheimers UK. As well as a weekly doorstep salute to the NHS, our CCF raised funds for causes supporting the NHS by taking the Dam Buster step challenge (2,035,968 steps) between 6 and 17 May.