Dulwich Prep London
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|Dulwich Prep London (DPL)|
42 Alleyn Park
|Motto||Inspiring Excellence Since 1885|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Church of England|
|Department for Education URN||100862 Tables|
|Age||3 to 13|
|Houses||Chippeways, Deerfeet, Mohicans, Ojibwas|
|Colour(s)||Steel Blue and White|
Dulwich Prep London (DPL), formerly known as Dulwich College Preparatory School, is an independent preparatory school in Dulwich, south London, England for boys aged 3–13 years. The current Headmaster is Michael Roulston.
In 1938 headmaster John Leakey established an evacuation camp in the orchard on his father-in-law's land at Coursehorn, near Cranbrook, Kent, where the affiliated Dulwich Prep Cranbrook still is today.
The school changed its name in September 2011 to Dulwich Prep London, having been previously called Dulwich College Preparatory School. Despite their close proximity and relationship, the school has no official link with Dulwich College, which has its own junior school for students between ages 7 and 13.
Notable former pupils
The following people were educated at Dulwich College Preparatory School:
- Nigel Baker (1980), Ambassador to the Vatican
- Mark Garnier (1976), MP for Wyre Forest
- Sir Desmond de Silva QC (1951), Chairman of a UNHCR Inquiry into torture and executions of detainees in Syria
- Jonathan Head (1974), BBC South East Asia Correspondent
- Charles Haviland (1977) - BBC Editor and Correspondent for SE Asia, reporting on Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan
- Robert Hall (1967) - Special Correspondent for the BBC
- John Simpson (1957) - BBC world affairs correspondent
- Rory Cellan-Jones (1967) - BBC technology correspondent covering the internet and new media
- Sir Peter Bazalgette (1953) - Chairman of ITV
- Hugh Bonneville (1977) - Actor best known for playing Robert Crawley in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey from 2010 until 2015
- Chiwetel Ejiofor (1990) - Actor best known for playing Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor
- Martin Jarvis (1953) - Actor and voice actor
- Bob Monkhouse (1936) - Entertainer
- Ian Bostridge (1978) - Tenor
- Matthew Knight (1999) - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
- Derek Underwood, England cricketer
- Donald Swann (the pianist half of Flanders & Swann)
- Rory Hamilton-Brown, Sussex Cricketer
- Jacob Shaw, Musician
- Daniel Bell-Drummond, Kent Cricketer, England U19s
- Nick Easter, England and Harlequins Rugby player
- Mark Easter (1996) - Sale Sharks Rugby Player
- Roger Knight (1960) - President of the MCC
- Victor Mishcon, Baron Mishcon - Founder of Mishcon De Reya LLP and Labour politician
- History of Dulwich College Preparatory School in Cranbrook, Kent Archived December 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Dulwich Preparatory School, Cranbrook, Kent, UK.
- "Lord Mishcon". The Independent. 2006-02-01. Retrieved 2017-01-20.