Yesterday evening we were delighted to be announced Independent School of the Year 2022 for Contribution to Social Mobility, one of the annual awards organised by Independent School Parent magazine, for our ‘embedded strategy of equity, service and excellence demonstrated in practice.’
The independent panel of 14 judges, chaired by Dr Helen Wright, selected the winners across 24 categories from more than 250 nominations. Other schools in the shortlist for the category Contribution to Social Mobility included Christ’s Hospital, Oundle, St Dunstan’s and Berkhamsted.
Dulwich College is, and has been since its foundation in 1619, committed to helping academically-talented disadvantaged students from the local community achieve their potential. In addition to our extensive and mutually beneficial educational partnerships activities, over £4 million is granted every year to support more than 200 bursary awards in and adjacent to our own borough of Southwark with three quarters of bursary award holders supported with 75% to 100% of their annual fees. Our spending on bursaries has more than doubled since 2013 and it is our ambition to become a truly needs-blind school, open to pupils from all walks of life.