Dunraven is a 4-18, All Through School. Our results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of our marked progress has been significant and our journey as a school is important to us.
Our children and young people represent the rich diversity that Lambeth has to offer. They need, and deserve, brilliant teachers who can help us deliver ‘Excellence for all’ and enable them to become the best possible version of themselves in the future.
In 2011 we converted to Academy Status and were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School. In 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013.
The visit of OFSTED in October 2014 which judged Dunraven as ‘outstanding’ in every category was an important public marker of our on-going journey to achieve ‘Excellence for All’. Our school’s success is the result of the hard work of our Headteachers, staff and students – supported by their families – over time.
We were very glad to be designated as a National Teaching School in 2016 as it recognises the effort that the school team puts in to making lessons enjoyable and effective for our young people. In 2016 the Dunraven Educational Trust was established and in 2018 the Trust began working in partnership with two primary schools.
Our next challenge is to ensure that Dunraven School maintains our high standards as we aim to become an ‘astounding’ school, working with others as we deliver excellence from Reception all the way through to Year 13. The primary team, led by our Head of Primary, Michaela Christian, are very excited to be working with our children and look forward to seeing them develop and grow as learners. Our Head of Secondary, Guy Maidment, will continue to work hard with his team to ensure that we build successfully on those excellent foundations all the way to A level and the life beyond school.
If you are successful in your application to Dunraven, you will join colleagues who are hard working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:
- a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
- clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
- excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
- a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.
Do come to visit us. We will offer you a warm welcome and aim to let you see for yourself why we’re so proud of our school.