Coursehorn, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3NP
10 reasons to choose Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook
Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook has a Schoolsmith Score® of 89. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Cranbrook and one of the 4 best primary schools for 7 miles.
Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 4 for the 10% of pupils who board. All are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Christian school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. The school opened a senior division to GCSEs in September 2023. Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook fees range from £4,350 (Rec) to £7,410 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook has two classes per year to Year 2, three from Year 3, one or two from Year 7, and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Destinations for Dulwich Prep Cranbrook leavers are one of 30 day and boarding schools at 13+, with around 50% going to Cranbrook, the state boarding grammar school, and the rest mainly to independent schools such as Tonbridge School, Kent College Pembury, Sutton Valence School, Benenden, King’s Canterbury, etc. 10% or so leave at 11+ for a Kent grammar schools. 40% of pupils win awards and scholarships. From September 2023 Year 8 leavers can also move up to the school’s new Senior division.
The Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSCHEE, French, Spanish, Latin. Dulwich Colours is a recent addition to the curriculum; an in-house, senior school endorsed, contemporary humanities curriculum that runs alongside Common Entrance. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 7.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages, art, DT and computing throughout, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in cross country, rugby 7s, sailing, swimming.
The Arts at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Pupils win a disproportionate number of art scholarships to senior school and awards in national schools art competitions. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Four choirs, two orchestras and 12 instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.15am to 5.30pm. Year 4 upwards can day board till 8.00pm. Facility for occasional boarding.
Find another school near Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook
Goudhurst and Kilndown Church of England Primary School (5.4 miles); Wittersham Church of England Primary School (8.6 miles); Hurst Green Church of England Primary School and Nursery (8.7 miles).
Benenden School (3.4 miles); Bethany School, Cranbrook (7 miles); Frewen College (13 miles); Frewen College (13 miles).
Cranbrook School (1.1 miles); Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre (9.8 miles); Maidstone Grammar School (14.2 miles).