Dulwich College benefits from a rich history. One of Britain’s most prestigious independent schools, Dulwich was founded in 1619 as “Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift” by the great Shakespearean actor Edward Alleyn with letters patent from King James I. The College has a distinguished tradition of inspired teaching and genuine scholarship. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds with diverse interests that enrich the life of the College. Almost one sixth of all students at Dulwich College London are accepted at Oxford, Cambridge or top tier North American Universities. ‘Old Alleynians’ have a long history of distinguished careers. Amongst the most well known are perhaps Sir Ernest Shackleton and P G Wodehouse, although other household names include Raymond Chandler, C S Forester and Trevor Bailey.
In 2003 Dulwich College London founded its first international school in China forging strong and valuable links to Asia. Dulwich now has international schools in Shanghai, Beijing and Suzhou. Dulwich College China’s ethos and curriculum are grounded in close partnership with Dulwich College London. The College educational philosophy places equal emphasis on a student’s intellectual and personal development and students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities at the College, both inside and outside the classroom.