The Learning Support Department offers assistance and support to pupils who are able to access an academic curriculum, but who may need extra help to fulfil their potential. We celebrate and respect neurological differences (neurodiversity). We are experienced in supporting pupils with diagnosed learning differences including dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC); however, not all the pupils we support have a diagnosis.
Academic Scholarships are awarded to those boys who perform exceptionally well and score the highest grades in their examination and interview. All boys who sit the entrance examinations are automatically considered for an academic scholarship; Scholarships are not means-tested. Scholarships range in value from 10% to one third of tuition fees.
Awards will be made to boys entering the College in September 2021. Candidates must normally be aged between 11.0 and 11.11 years or between 13.0 and 13.11 years on 1 September 2021.
Scholarships may be held by day boys and boarders and will be continued until the holder leaves the College, subject to satisfactory progress and conduct.
Bursaries provide support to the families of boys who pass the entrance examinations and interview and are offered a place, but whose financial circumstances mean they cannot afford to pay the school fees, in full or in part.
Bursaries are means tested. In making an award, the College’s bursary committee takes into account family income and assets. The amount of the Bursary award will be reviewed each year.
Welcome to Dulwich College, an academically selective and socially responsible independent boys’ school in south London, diverse in our social mix, breadth of talents, character and backgrounds. It is an exciting time to be here and a great honour to have led the College through its 400th anniversary last year and to be leading it into the 2020s.
Dulwich has a distinguished tradition of inspired teaching and genuine scholarship; pupils from the College join the most competitive of universities, in the UK and around the world, and thereafter enter all the major professions, with a high number choosing to work in Medicine, Engineering and the Law. But we are also alert to the changing nature of work; we expect our alumni to take up a number of jobs not yet dreamt of: to have more than one career and to carve out career paths that would have been unimaginable in their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. Dulwich has a long standing reputation for producing fine actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers; many of our students now go on to engage in entrepreneurial, technological, cybernetic and innovative enterprises too. A sense of service and of “giving something back” to society is also a motivating factor for many.
Dr Joseph Spence