“The outcomes for boarders is excellent. Boarders are self-assured and articulate, whether English is their first or an additional language”. ISI Inspection Report 2015

One of the great strengths of Dulwich College is the opportunities the boys have beyond the classroom and away from the College itself. Our boarders are particularly lucky as they can fully engage with all of these activities in addition to what is tailored just for them.

Weekends are, of course, a time to relax but also a time to experience different things. Our location and proximity to London put us in an advantageous position and there are regular House trips to central London, visiting the many museums, taking advantage of the various culinary delights and even nights at the theatre. There are more recreational boarding trips too, such as supporting our local football club Crystal Palace, go-karting, go-Ape, paintballing, to name a few. We also like to look to the future and there are organised trips to Oxford, Cambridge and many of the other leading universities where we often meet up with our Alumni.

It is not always necessary to leave the College campus and the boarders make great use of the Physical Education Centre and we are quick to promote a healthy lifestyle. In-house events include our own concerts, cultural celebrations and many formal and relaxed dinners.

The programme is extensive and will only add to the experience of our Alleynians.

Important Dates - Michaelmas Term

1 September London tour and Wicked Theatre production
2 September Service and bbq – Dulwich Picture Gallery
3 September School starts
9 September Year 7, 8 & 10 Greenwich Observatory and park
9 September Year 9 – Dulwich Park with Mrs Lees
16 September Upper School Team Building
16 September Escape rooms – Clue Quest
21 to 23 September EXEAT
22 September Upper School Dinner Party
24 September Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner - London
30 September Ten-Pin Bowling
6 October CPFC v Wolves – Premier League Match
7 October Cinema: Johnny English
14 October Brooklands Aviation Museum and Display
15 October Concert, BBQ and celebration
19 October to 4 November Half Term
10 November Fireworks party
11 November Remembrance service
11 November Cinema trip
18 November trip tbc
23 to 25 November EXEAT
30 November Christmas supper
2 December Paint-Balling
6 December School of Rock – theatre production
7 December Southwark Cathedral - Carols by Candlelight
9 December trip tbc
14 December Michaelmas term ends (1200)
8 January Boarding House Opens
9 January Lent term begins

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