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Sport at Dulwich College consists of a collaboration of our vibrant and forward thinking Games and PE programmes.

The combination of these two programmes results in an outstanding provision that is an integral part of College life. There is a shared ethos that sport has a direct, positive impact on our boys’ well-being, whether it is running a mile or representing their country, as the link between positive, resilient mind-sets and physical activity cannot be ignored. Sport also provides opportunities to develop socially, creates a sense of community, as well as providing boys with a welcome change in focus from their academic endeavours.

Dulwich College sport puts the boys at the heart of its Games and PE programmes. These aim to unlock the potential of every boy by exposing them to a range of experiences and opportunities. Specialist teachers and coaches are used to deliver a curriculum which challenges every pupil from Year 3 to Year 13. Our goal is to ensure a high quality sporting experience for all boys, leading to a lifelong involvement in some form of physical activity.


At the centre of our approach is a highly valued Games programme where staff coach, manage and inspire pupils across the College. The programme is dynamic and constantly evolving, with a diverse range of sports and activities on offer, from rugby, football, hockey and cricket, through to water polo, fencing, golf, cycling and rowing. The Games programme is also supported by a wide range of fixtures, providing numerous opportunities for boys of varying abilities to represent the College. These can be viewed at


The innovative PE programme is directly aligned to our Games programme, and underpins the physical literacy skills designed to keep all our pupils healthy. It gives them a knowledge of how their bodies work, sets physical goals to keep them motivated and improves their knowledge of training methods whether for elite, club or recreational involvement. The programme runs from Year 3 through to Year 11 but is designed for the benefit of boys at all points of entry. Physical Education is available to study at both GCSE and A-Level.

Co-curricular Sport

Alongside the Games and PE programmes there are also further opportunities for pupils to participate in a wide range of sporting activities as part of the co-curricular programme. These range from sport specific training and fixtures, strength and conditioning sessions, through to the opportunity to gain an open water diving qualification, and all boys are encouraged to get involved regardless of their ability.

If you have any further questions about Sport at Dulwich or wish to visit us then please contact Mr Greenaway (Director of Sport) on

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