Oakfield Preparatory School

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Oakfield Preparatory School
Motto To Care, Challenge and Inspire
Established 1888
Type Preparatory school
Headteacher John H. Gibson B.Ed(Hons)
Location Thurlow Park Road
SE21 8HP
Local authority Lambeth
Students 500 (approx.)
Gender both
Ages 2–11
Colours Red, grey and blue.
Website Oakfield School website

Oakfield Preparatory School is an independent coeducational preparatory school near Tulse Hill, Dulwich, Lambeth.[1]

Oakfield is a member of the Independent Schools Association.[2] With over 500 boys and girls aged between 2 and 11, it is housed in historic Georgian buildings either side of the South Circular at the junction with Croxted Road, and uses Dulwich Sports Club for football and rugby, and the swimming facilities at Dulwich Sports Centre.

The school takes advantage of its independent status to determine the nature, ethos and curriculum of the school. Its curriculum is broad and balanced, stressing the importance of sport, music, art, and drama alongside academic subjects.[citation needed]

Oakfield has an inclusive admissions policy.[citation needed] Demand for places is very high, so a selection process is applied.

For many years a senior school was run from the building on the south side of the road under the name of John Wycliffe Prep School, for 11-16 year olds.


Pupils were evacuated during World War II because of the threat of bombing.[3]

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Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 0°05′38″W / 51.44123°N 0.09375°W / 51.44123; -0.09375