Friday 12 January 2018 Dulwich Newsletter 


From Headmaster

Dear Parents, 


Happy New Year! I sincerely hope that you all enjoyed a restful holiday. Our students and staff have started back with their usual dynamism and it really does seem, as one parent put it, like 'getting back on a fast-moving running machine'!


I enjoyed speaking to the whole College staff on Monday evening, about our educational direction and aims for the year. It was also a chance to hear from our Heads of School and Director of Business Administration on their highlights and challenges. We were able to celebrate the latest 'Employee of the Month' and we congratulate Alex Qiu from the ICT department, who has impressed so many people with his work ethic and willing, friendly approach to all tasks.


This week has certainly been busy but there is always room for fun and I am grateful to our Art and Chinese departments for organising an expert in paper cutting to entertain our students, teachers and parents. The workshop leader was Ms. XiaoMin Pan, an artist who has won international paper cutting awards.


As you know, the best teachers are found through a rigorous recruitment process. We are proud of our teachers and support staff and I would like to thank the Heads of School and their teams for working so hard on the recruitment for next year. I shall be in London from Wednesday at an international job fair and am grateful for the preparatory work that has already taken place. I shall take the opportunity to meet with a group of DCB alumni who are currently based in the UK. They are keen to renew contact and hear the up-to-date news from their former school. I am also hoping to initiate a Beijing based event soon, so please get in touch with ideas. Finally, during the UK trip, I shall be attending a British International Schools Awards ceremony at the Connaught Rooms in London, as we have been shortlisted for 'creativity leading to learning'.


Wrap up warm, and have a lovely weekend with your families. Get outside and enjoy the blue skies!


Kind regards,


Simon Herbert




Reminder: Notice of Withdrawal for Term 3


If your child will not be returning in Term 3 (10th April 2018 to 15th June 2018), please send written notification to the Admissions Department ( by Wednesday 31st January 2018 in order to qualify for a refund.

REMINDER: DCB Car Parking Permits from February 2018


Dear Parents,


During drop-off and pick-up times there is a lot of traffic in the Legend Garden parental (South) car park and therefore, after conducting a thorough review of traffic control procedures, we have decided to re-introduce the DCB Car Parking Permits for our parents.


We need your support to deliver this system and the use of the permits will be mandatory.

The permit is free of charge and can be applied for electronically. Please fill in the simple form by clicking the link HERE. Please note that you will need a separate permit for each vehicle  and there is a maximum of two per family, no matter how many cars a family may have access to. 

Please note that new car permits will be issued from January 22nd onwards.  From 5th February 2018, only cars with permits in their windscreen will be allowed into the car park during busy drop-off and pick-up times. The permits are different to previous permits and will be valid till the end of 2017/18 academic year.The yellow permits for Nursery Class' parents issued this August will be still valid till the end of June 2018.

We have written car parking permits into our policy structure and the policy can be viewed via the parent portal.

We take safety issues very much to heart. We would ask all drivers, including parents, to respect our guards and their instructions. The children's safety will be much more secure if the guards' authority is recognised. Any abuse of our staff will not be tolerated and all instances will be reported directly to the Headmaster and to the DBA.

Guards have been instructed to photograph drivers and cars not conforming to our safety requirements and we will contact the employers and car owners if our safety rules are broken. Once implemented, unless specifically agreed with reception and ratified by the DBA, no cars will be allowed access into the East Gate entrance for dropping off, or picking up, students.


Thank you for your desire to make safeguarding of every one of our students, the highest priority


With best wishes,


Shaun Barton
Director of Business Administration 

2018-19 Calendar


Please note that our school calendar for 2018-19 is out. Please click here for key dates in the next academic year.


Please click below for information on our upcoming community events and an our 2017/18 calendar. 


2017-2018 DCB School Calendar 


Community Events - January Calendar 


College Magazine - Summer Issue


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