The school is situated in beautiful countryside and is only an hour from London by train.  I hope that you will find the time to come and visit us for a taste of life at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our web site. We are a day and flexible boarding school with 540 children aged 3 to 13, divided into three departments, on a wonderful campus of 50 acres. The school is large enough to have excellent facilities, an expert teaching staff, a broad and stimulating curriculum and great attention is paid to pastoral care and to the happiness of the children.

Paul David - HeadmasterClick here to download a copy of the ISI Report 2016

Dulwich Preparatory School WorkGolford Road, Cranbrook TN17 3NP Tel: Work01580 712179 Email:

Wednesday 9th November – 6-8pm – for prospective Sixth Form students – more details to follow

For details on the application process please refer to the Kent County Council website : .

Applications for Year 7 comply with the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme which is administered by Kent County Council.  All students must be assessed suitable for grammar school through the Kent PESE (11+ exam).

Prospective parents and their children are very welcome to visit us before or after registration for entry to Cranbrook School.

A very warm welcome to the Cranbrook School website, which we hope will give you an insight into the high quality of education you can expect your son or daughter to receive at this School.

Whilst recognising the importance of the academic curriculum, equal emphasis is given to intellectual, artistic, aesthetic, physical and musical pursuits, so that each and every boy and girl can discover and develop their talents under our guidance.

Please refer to our Day Admissions Policy 2017 for more details.


If you would like a hard copy of our School Prospectus, please complete the online enquiry form: Click here.

For prospective boarding parents we recognise that there may be a need to visit independently, particularly when travelling from overseas, and we can organise individual tours on request.  Prospective boarding parents should email  to arrange a visit during term time.

Open Day - Saturday 10th October 10am - 2pm

Day Candidates Entrance exam will be held on Saturday 21st January 2017

The Registered Office and principal address of the company 42 Alleyn Park London SE21 7AA.

We are approximately 750 pupils strong, 250 of whom board in one of our six superbly furnished boarding houses. We are also proud of our grammar school status, especially as we have recently changed our year of entry for day pupils from Year 9 (age 13 years) to Year 7 (age 11 years) and aligned ourselves more fully with other, equally prestigious, schools in the Kent 11+ selective admissions system without losing our very strong sense of character.

Dulwich College Preparatory School Trust, is incorporated in England with limited liability Company No 579923. Registered charity, number 312715.

Scholarship exam will be held on Saturday 19th November 2016.  Please refer to the Scholarship page for the application.

It is very unusual for the school to have any places available for students applying outside of the normal round of admissions (i.e. entry to Year 9 or Year 12).  Students who wish to make an ‘in-year’ application for a day place should contact the Registrar at Cranbrook School.