Dulwich Prep London

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phoenixarizona Sun 04-Mar-18 21:52:42

Hello, I am looking for reviews on Dulwich Prep London and St David's Prep west Wickham from year 3 onwards for my DS. Any recent experience please?

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phoenixarizona Sat 10-Mar-18 19:04:26

Any reviews anyone? Is mumsnet on?

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SueBarton Fri 16-Mar-18 08:44:22

Hello, I posted on your other thread but I am copying my response here too.

I've had several children at the school and I would say Early Years is fantastic and easily the best part of the school. The trips throughout are great and the school has a real buzz about it.

In my opinion the academic standards have changed recently and the boys in years 5-7 cover less material and to an easier standard than several years ago. However, it is getting harder to gain 13+ places and so many parents are extremely anxious about the increasing gap between what needs to be done and what is being actually done to ready the boys for their exams. It is quite a scramble in Year 8 when the work suddenly revs up and the pressure does increase dramatically.

The majority of Dulwich Prep boys do get decent 13+ offers, but I would question how much of that is due to many parents tutoring and supplementing the learning at home. Other local preps don't seem to generate quite the same level of parental anxiety.

It is a well-rounded school with a lot to offer in terms of sport and music. School fees are a huge financial outlay, and you need to make sure the school will do the job you want

phoenixarizona Tue 20-Mar-18 12:17:41

Thanks a lot for posting on this thread. This has given us more thoughts on DPL versus other schools. I hope I get more feedback on SD prep.

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Otiumgrove Mon 10-Feb-20 19:56:02

Hi phoenixarizona- I wondered if you ended up choosing one of these two schools? We are deciding between the two of them for our DS, and would really welcome any insights. Thanks in advance

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