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Dolphin School

Dolphin School

106 Northcote Road, London, SW11 6QW

020 7924 3472



Dolphin School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1986
Head Teacher Mr S Gosden
Date Appointed September 2021
Co-ed Age Range 2-11 years
Number of pupils 162
Day fees per annum £13,395 - £14,670 per annum
Average Class Size 18 in school: 8 in Nursery
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8 Nursery, 1:9 (Lower School), 1:18 (Upper School)
Associations ISA, ISC


Our small class sizes enable us to get to know your child extremely well so that we can not only set specific individualised academic targets, but also discover how he or she learns best. We give priority to English and maths as well as hands-on science, colourful geography, history (with outings to the real thing) and whole-school Spanish.

Games and the arts

We train pupils in the arts with fantastic specialist teaching and a plethora of performing and exhibiting opportunities. We also coach children in a wide range of sports through dynamic teaching and a superb fixture list.

Pastoral care

We are committed to giving both time and care to grow your child's character on his or her journey from Reception to Year 6. Our Christian ethos leads us to believe that personal growth ultimately matters more than anything. So while we are thrilled that our leavers win academic or sporting scholarships to a range of excellent secondary schools, we are even more excited about who they are - and pleased that they enjoyed the journey.

Entry requirements

Reception class: appointment with the Head Teacher. Years 1-6: assessment day and past school reports.

Head Teacher's philosophy

If we want children to be the best they can be, academically, artistically, in sport or as people, we must start by valuing them for who they are.

Outstanding characteristics

The combination of nurture and dynamism. The passionate commitment of the staff. A fantastic all-round education.

Examinations offered

11+ entry examinations.

Senior exit schools: Alleyns, Box Hill, Caterham, Christs Hospital, Dulwich College, Emanuel, Epsom College, Francis Holland, Frensham Heights, Hurstpierpoint, Ibstock Place, JAG's, Kew House, Kings College, Streatham & Clapham High, Reeds, Royal Russell, St John's Leatherhead, Sydenham High, Thames Christian School, Trinity, Tudor Hall, Whitgift, Woldingham, Worth.

Dolphin School Trust is a registered charity (No. 1145113) and exists to promote a high quality of education for all its children based upon Christian principles.