Old Blew and The Orchard

Old Blew and The Orchard, sitting adjacent to the College campus are surrounded by the most wonderful gardens and provide a beautiful and happy home for 60 pupils from Years 9 to 13. Recent development work see these two stunning houses connected by a contemporary link and an expansion to our common room facilities.

The boarding community is a cosmopolitan one and our diverse community helps to enrich the boys’ experience beyond the school day. A good mix of weekly and full boarders contributes to a thriving environment and the boys love their second home, whether it be Monday to Friday or seven days-a-week.

As Housemaster, Mr Brown highlights his priority as the boys being happy, engaged in school life and challenged yet supported in all areas. He puts great emphasis on the community being at the heart of the house where celebrating success is important. The structure of the boarding environment and timetable helps provide the required support during adolescent years. The boys are carefully guided in their academic work, with a supervised prep session every evening and the academic profile of boys is very high with impressive results at GCSE and A Level and an extremely strong list of university destinations. Boys leave the boarding community as well-rounded, responsible and independent-minded young men, enriched by the friendships they have made.


Mr Nick Brown PE and IT
  +44(0)20 8299 5367

Resident House Tutors

Mrs Angus Lawson Junior School Teacher
Miss Katie Gent Physics

Visiting Tutors

Miss Victoria Goldsack Physics
Ms Ronke Olusanya Junior School Learning Support Coordinator
Mrs Rachel Ibbotson Chemistry
Miss Olivia Clark Spanish and French
Miss Amelia Sear Learning Support Teacher
Mr James Hanks PE and Games
Miss Ella Davison Art
Mr Jordan Annett PE and Games
Mr Scott Swalwell CCF


Mrs Gemma Swalwell swalwellgc@dulwich.org.uk
  +44(0)20 8299 5334


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Mr Nick Brown

Old Blew and The Orchard Housemaster

“The Housemaster and tutors are very kind and always helpful and there if you need anything.”

“It feels like I have two homes.”