2014 Donors’ Report
Contents .............................................. From The Master 03 Development Report 04 College Finances 08 Campus Works 10 Academic Report 12 College Life 13 Access & Outreach 16 Further Support 18 Roll of Benefactors 23 Pupil Benefactors 33 The Canon Carver Society 37
2013-14 at a Glance Gifts Received in 2013-14
Donors 932 Total Received for The Laboratory to 31 July 2014 £3,239,143 Total Donors to The Laboratory to 31 July 2014 1,220
From The Master ....................................................................................................................
It is a great pleasure to publish our second Donors’ Report . I am pleased that it gives me an opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the College over the last year. Your generosity has enabled us to build Phase 1 of The Laboratory, a Science facility that will transform the boys’ learning environment. Donations and pledges towards the building of The Laboratory from more than 1,200 individuals have reached a cumulative total of £4m, so we are well on our way to our £5.9m target. This target is one we hope to achieve with the continued support of benefactors. The Laboratory is the most significant building to be built on the campus since the Barry Buildings in the 1860s and it is our duty to ensure that it is worthy of this investment.
Recent meetings in the study have been entertainingly interrupted as deliveries of The Laboratory’s handsome exterior panels, designed by sculptor Peter Randall-Page, have passed my window. The pattern on the panels has been derived from the Lindenmayer system that replicates the growth processes of plants. A recurring algorithmic pattern will be visible in shades of terracotta and concrete on the exterior panels, connecting beautifully with the richness of the Barry Buildings and the wide green spaces of the College campus. This first phase of The Laboratory will be ready for use by the boys at the beginning of Summer Term 2015 and we intend to start work on Phase 2 immediately thereafter. During November we were visited by reporting teams from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and I am delighted to be able to share with you their findings. Dulwich College, Dulwich College Junior School and DUCKS have been awarded ‘Excellent’ in every category, ‘Exceptional’ for ‘the quality of pupils’ achievements and learning’ for the senior school - the only category for which this grading can be given - and ‘Outstanding’ for the early years foundation stage (Kindergarten, Nursery and Reception). Please do read the reports on the College website. During 2013-14 the Development team and Alleyn Club managed and supported more than 30 alumni and College events, with even more planned for 2015. Indeed, we represent one of the UK’s largest school alumni networks and our culture of philanthropic giving continues to grow, which benefits and will go on benefiting both current and future generations alike. We have another exciting year ahead with projects planned that will help members of our immediate and wider community, including the announcement about our ambitious bursary intentions. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading about and sharing with others news of the College’s many, varied and educationally-rich activities, preparing Dulwich boys for fulfilling lives marked by personal achievement and an appreciation of what they can do for others.
Dr Joseph Spence The Master February 2015
Development Report ....................................................................................................................
Guy Lawrenson Development Manager t: +44 (0)20 8299 9286 e: lawrensongf @ dulwich.org.uk
in 2013-14. A total of £3.2m in philanthropic support for the project had been received by 31 July 2014 – a figure that has since increased to £4m in donations and pledges. As you will read on p11, construction of the first phase of the building is nearing completion but, with the second phase to follow in 2015-16, we are seeking further support for this transformative project. The role of donations both large and small has been, and will continue to be, invaluable to us. To illustrate the point, while 21 donors made gifts of £10,000 or more, those benefactors who donated £500 or less during 2013-14 together raised £110,000. It really is true that every gift matters! Throughout the year we enjoyed meeting many donors, whether at Old Alleynian and parent events, or at dedicated gatherings of benefactors. Among the highlights were our annual Benefactors’ Reception, at which oncologist Professor Karol Sikora (OA 1959-65) was guest speaker, and, at the end of Summer Term, a special event for the 350+ pupils who have joined The 2019 Society, at which author and comedian Jack Dee (parent) shared his views on the importance of imagination in Science and the Arts. We hope to meet even more of our supporters during the year ahead, so that we can express our gratitude and share in person details of what your support is helping us to achieve.
The College’s development programme gathered significant momentum in 2013-14 and we are very grateful to our ever- expanding community of benefactors. A total of 932 donors made a gift to the College during the 12 months to 31 July, together donating £1.57m. Both figures represent increases over the previous 12 months, giving us great confidence as we proceed with construction of The Laboratory and begin to look ahead to the next stages of our 400th anniversary campaign. The College wishes to express its gratitude to Sioban Whitney Low (parent) who, as Director of Development between 2011 and 2014, worked with all sections of the College community to secure substantial and vital support for The Laboratory and Bursary Appeal Fund. We give her our warmest wishes for the future.
Donations Received in 2013-14
Bursary Appeal Fund Other restricted gifts
Given the pressing need for its facilities and the cross- curricular benefits they will deliver for all Alleynians, The Laboratory remained at the heart of our fundraising activities
The 2014 Pupil Benefactors’ Reception
Before turning to specific areas of activity, I must thank those who played special roles in support of our development programme, serving as ambassadors and promoting the College’s strategic plans to others within the community. Among them were Roger Alexander (OA 1952-60), Vivian Bazalgette (OA 1961-69; Vice Chair of Governors; past parent), Jon Claydon (OA 1971-79), Bunt Ghosh (Governor; past parent), Ian Hay Davison CBE (OA 1945-49), Russ Kane (OA 1962-71), Nick Lawson (OA 1983-90), John Lovering (OA 1961-68; Governor), Peter Lyon (OA 1952-60), Dr Colin Niven OBE (OA 1952-60; Alleyn Club President 2013-14), Sir John Ritblat (OA 1945-52; Special Advisor to the Governors), Professor Karol Sikora (OA 1959-65), Professor Andrew Tomkins OBE (OA 1954-61) and Lord Turnbull KCB CVO (Chair of Governors; past parent). If you would like to become more involved with the College’s development programme then please get in touch. In October 2013 we completed the £1m matched funding challenge set by an anonymous benefactor for donations to the restoration and development of College buildings. We remain grateful to this donor, whose munificence allowed the gifts of more than 400 donors to be matched. Special thanks also go to Bunt and Susan Ghosh who, together with their son Raj (OA 2002-07), gave generously to both The Laboratory and Bursary Appeal Fund in 2013-14. Sanjay and Anjula Newatia (parents) made very generous donations to both the new building and bursaries in 2014, while parents David and Sarah Kowitz also made a significant gift to The Laboratory. An anonymous donor chose to support the restoration work that took place in the Great Hall over the summer holiday (see p10 for details) and we were also delighted to receive a very generous donation to The Laboratory from Cristian Nacht (OA 1959-61) in July 2014. During Michaelmas Term 2014 we received generous support from Paul Bostock (OA 1970-77), George Farha (OA 1983-88), Gavin Hall (OA 1979-86), Pavel Fuks and Tatiana Kudina (parents), the Wolfson Foundation and the Linbury Trust. We are grateful to these benefactors and a number of others who wish to remain anonymous. Major Benefactions
The 2014 telephone campaign team
2014 Telephone Campaign
Our 2014 telephone campaign succeeded in strengthening relationships with Old Alleynians and securing vital support for our development projects. Over the course of the two-week campaign, which ran between 7 and 21 July, our team of 15 recent leavers spoke to 633 OAs. In addition to sharing College news, exchanging stories and gathering updated personal details and preferences that will help us to improve events and communications, an impressive £156,606 was raised. We thank all the OAs who supported our team of callers and made a donation. We hope they enjoyed speaking to a recent leaver, while also learning about the College today and sharing valued advice with a young OA. A combination of new callers and veterans of our 2013 campaign, the 2014 call team was Hugo Avshu (2001-12), Dan Beese (2001-12), Felix Coid (2006-11), David Dabieh (2004-11), Zooey Gleaves (2002-13), Mike Higgs (2007-12), Andy Moss (2004-11), Jason Murugesu (2007-14), Hussain Noor (2008-13), Will Northwood (2007-12), Carl Okunubi (2006-11), Charlie Rew (2007-12), Luca Samara (2006-13), Miles Sherry (2007-12) and Matt Wilcock (2004-13).
The 2019 Society
During 2013-14 the 2019 Society celebrated its first anniversary and by the end of 2014 boasted almost 800 members, drawn from Old Alleynians, parents, pupils, staff and other friends of the College. Our hope is that the Society will bring together a special group of benefactors ahead of the 400th anniversary year, whose support will play a crucial role if we are to achieve our development goals. With giving levels for pupils, adults and recent leavers (aged 18-27), membership is open to all, and in 2015 we will launch a programme of dedicated communications and events for members. Legacies In 2013-14 we received £220,000 from the estate of the family of Greg Noble (OA 1976-85). This was an unrestricted donation that the Governors chose to apply to The Laboratory, given the present priority of this project. During the course of 2014 we also received bequests from John Boulding and Edgar Gilbert (OA 1927-32) and his wife, Muriel, and were notified of a legacy of $100,000 for the Bursary Appeal Fund from the estate of the late Dr Michael White (OA 1951-58). Over the past 10 years legacy giving has been promoted through the Canon Carver Society, which was established in 2004 by Ian Hay Davison CBE (OA 1945-49). Since then, some £4m in legacy income has been received and today the Society, which recognises those who have made provision for the College in their will, has more than 110 members. Given all that has been achieved over the past decade, Ian decided that the time is right to step down from his role as President, and we are very grateful for all he has done in support of the College over the years. Ian has been succeeded by Sir Peter Bazalgette (OA 1962-71), who took up the post in November 2014. We are looking forward to working with Sir Peter to further legacy giving throughout the College community. If you would like information on making a gift to the College in your will then please get in touch.
The death, on 18 August 2014, of Roger Looker (OA 1963-70; Fellow), a leading supporter of the Bursary Appeal Fund who had served recently on our Development Strategy Committee, shocked and saddened the College community. We have since been moved by the commitment of Roger’s wife, Jennifer, children, William, George and Olivia, and daughter-in-law, Emily, to continuing his efforts to provide opportunities for boys at the College. More than £28,000 has been raised since September and we are grateful to everyone who has donated. Details of the Roger Looker Award can be found online at www.dulwich.org.uk/ rogerlookerscholarship. 2015 and Beyond The Laboratory’s progress to date, in terms of construction and fundraising, has been very pleasing. The first phase of the new building will enter service in April 2015 and we hope that many of our supporters will be able to view the facilities by the end of the academic year. Our focus will then turn to the second phase, work on which is scheduled to begin soon after completion of the first. The second phase of The Laboratory will provide a multi- use 240-seat auditorium, three Lower School Science labs and five IT suites. With such important work still to be undertaken, we will continue to seek philanthropic support for this project in 2015. We are also beginning to plan for the next phase of our quatercentenary campaign, at the heart of which will be an ambitious appeal to support a transformation of bursary provision. We look forward to sharing with you more success stories in the year ahead and hope that we will be able to count on the continued support of our generous community of benefactors. If you would like to know more about our development plans, or are interested in making a gift, then please contact the Development Office: +44 (0)20 8299 5335 or development @ dulwich.org.uk.
The 2019 Society The 2019 Society provides donors with a way of becoming closely associated with the College as we approach the 400th anniversary. Membership is open to those who make donations of £2,019 or more (£201.90 for those aged 18-27; £20.19 for pupils) between now and the 400th anniversary year. A gift can be made to any of our development priorities or given for general purposes, allowing the College to allocate it to the area of greatest need. Members receive special recognition in the annual Donors’ Report , a Society tie (or scarf) and have their names recorded within the second phase of The Laboratory. To find out more please visit www.dulwich.org.uk/2019Society or contact the Development Office: +44 (0)20 8299 9286 or development @ dulwich.org.uk.
‘As both an OA and a parent of two OAs, I have benefited enormously from all the College has to offer. The 2019 Society is a good way to continue supporting future generations, as well as providing an opportunity to meet up with friends and fellow donors at annual events.’
Peter King (OA 1971-76)
College Finances ....................................................................................................................
Nigel Prout Director of Finance t: +44 (0)20 8299 9300 e: proutn @ dulwich.org.uk Income & Expenditure
pledges at the time of writing) and £2.8m contributed from annual surpluses. The Governors had also sold endowment investments so as to hold £10.6m of endowment cash in preparation for the planned borrowing from the endowment. It can be seen from the financial statements for the year that ended 31 July 2014 that all the College’s funds are committed to the pursuit of its charitable objects. Indeed, the College had negative free reserves of £3.4m because all of its unrestricted funds, plus its short-term borrowing facilities, are committed to new projects. While it is financially strong, the College therefore continues to operate on relatively small margins. This position will continue over the period of the College’s Strategic Development Plan, including the Masterplan for the development of the campus. Other than by fundraising, all major improvements to the campus will have to be funded from College funds. With the Masterplan providing a framework, much work has been done recently to refine the priorities for the next five years. The total cost of major priority projects is currently estimated at £29m, including £21.4m for The Laboratory. Even if the College is able to continue to achieve annual surpluses of around £2m before fundraising, it would take very many years to achieve the funding required. Balance Sheet The College does have a strong balance sheet, totalling £54m at 31 July 2014. However, £34m of this represented capitalised building works on the campus and other assets that cannot be realised. There were realisable endowment assets of £22m but these need to cover the debt and pension deficit, which totalled £16m. The cash balance of £14m represented monies built up to pay for The Laboratory. This included the endowment cash of £10.6m and fundraising not yet spent, but it is all due to be spent in the coming year and so is not available for anything else.
The College was pleased to record a surplus of £3.5m for the year that ended 31 July 2014. This represented a £0.9m decrease on the surplus for the previous year, but the surplus for 2012-13 included a capital endowment distribution of £1.8m from the Dulwich Estate, which is added to endowment rather than being expendable income. Excluding this distribution, the 2013-14 surplus represented an increase of £0.9m on the previous year. This increase was partly as a result of fundraising revenue being increased from £1.1m to £1.6m, made possible by the continued work of the College’s Development Office and the generosity of our benefactors. It was also the result of a decrease in depreciation of £0.2m; something that will be reversed when The Laboratory comes into use. All of the College’s surpluses are used to fund capital projects and the 2013-14 surplus helped fund capital expenditure of £7.5m during the year, including £5.1m on The Laboratory. Total expenditure on The Laboratory to 31 July 2014 was £6m, with a further £0.9m of accrued expenditure liable for payment after the end of the financial year. The Governors wish to proceed with the Phase 2 of The Laboratory upon completion of Phase 1 in order to make whole this urgent educational priority as soon as possible. The total cost of the project is budgeted at £21.4m and it is planned to fund this by borrowing £10.6m from the College’s endowment, fundraising of £5.9m, annual surpluses and borrowing from the banks. To 31 July 2014, £3.2m had been received in philanthropic support (£4m in donations and
The Governors have to ensure that the College’s finances are secure over the long term and remain conscious of their responsibility towards future generations. It is, therefore, important that the fundraising target of £5.9m Income
for The Laboratory is achieved, so that others funds are not taken away from other activities or provisions that the College would normally expect to fund from its annual income.
The charts and tables below summarise the position in the College’s financial statements for the year ended 31 July 2014.
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Campus Works ....................................................................................................................
Simon Yiend Chief Operating Officer t: +44 (0)20 8299 9213 e: yiends @ dulwich.org.uk
gather on the balcony of the Pavilion or congregate around the perimeter. Those taking up position on the other side can alternate between supporting the first and seconds, and also the thirds or U16 sides playing alongside. The College has been chosen by Australia and Romania as their team base at the World Cup next year and the Wallabies spent a week with us during the 2014 Michaelmas half-term holiday, preparing for the autumn internationals. These experienced players were quick to praise the new pitch, contrasting it favourably with many a surface where they have played international matches. Also, last summer, the artificial pitch beside the PE Centre was completely renovated and a new surface laid, providing a first-class hockey pitch that is the envy of many and also a generator of revenue through lettings outside of school hours. Creative Space A new space has been created for the expression and adventure of the Arts. Tucked away behind the Commissariat is a large brick-built two-storey warehouse, known as the Bursar’s Store where furniture, stationery and supplies were stored. This has now been emptied and converted into a rough industrial space for the creative arts, ‘The Store’, with two floors where music or drama may be performed, or art displayed. The building provides a utilitarian but eminently flexible and exciting space for the arts. Delivered at limited cost, this development has unlocked significant possibilities. Great Hall We were fortunate to receive a donation for restoration work on the terracotta pedestals that support the limestone columns of Barry’s creation. Generations of OAs will almost certainly not have noticed them, covered as they were in thick chocolate brown paint that obscured the detailing of the terracotta and effectively cut short the flowing lines of
The Masterplan, drawn up by McAslan & Partners at the behest of the Master shortly after his arrival, sets ambitious targets for the development of the entire site and we continue to follow its themes in planning both large and small scale capital investment. Good husbandry and resource management and a determined focus on best value and business efficiency has enabled us to stretch available financial resources that much further, allowing us to accomplish some exciting developments. Nonetheless, aspiration continues to exceed planned resources. In writing of developments to the physical environment of the College, inevitably the focus is on The Laboratory, the single largest project undertaken for many years and probably the most significant since the Barry Buildings were built in 1860s. We should, however, also celebrate and reflect the continuing enhancement of this beautiful corner of southeast London where the quality of life and the beauty of its setting has become an inspiration to generations. Playing Fields The southern half of the playing fields, some 60% of the available space, was dug up, levelled and drainage installed, delivering three high-quality rugby pitches and two cricket squares where formerly there was a quagmire in winter. Controversially in some eyes, the 1st XV pitch was moved from its location in the northwest corner of the site to the immediate south of the Pavilion. We now have a full-size pitch of premier-division quality immediately adjacent to the Pavilion, neatly enclosed with its white ropes: a jewel in the very centre of the fields, fit for the level of rugby that the College plays. The pitch is a magnet to spectators, who either
the pillars. An entire summer was spent in painstaking work by a team of student restorationists, led by Jane Rutherfoord, who, in the 1990s, was responsible for removing the flock wallpaper with which a previous generation had covered the honours boards. Through specialist sampling techniques and research, they were able to tell the story from the beginning of the Barry Buildings. The original terracotta was probably too pink for Barry’s taste and did not match the limestone, while paint that was applied to recolour the terracotta over the years included red, pink, cream and brown. The restoration team reinterpreted and revealed Barry’s original intention: a beautiful rich terracotta hue, delicately decorated with floral plaster shapes picked out in Victorian green, offsetting the limestone columns and restoring scale and perspective. Planned Works Music Following the conversion in 2013 of the former swimming pool tank room to a fully equipped acoustic percussion rehearsal space, the next stage will be to build a new formal entrance, joining the two halves of the building. We will shortly launch a competition for young architects to identify the best practice with which to develop a design to transform the presentation of Music and represent in physical form the true status of the department. Landscape Developments Plans are in hand to remove vehicles from the North and South Gravels, return these areas to recreational space for the boys and develop almost all the hard standing along the spine of the College to dedicated pedestrian use. This will recover the grandeur of the setting of the Barry Buildings and remove the risks associated with mixing vehicles and pedestrians in a confined area. A scheme is being developed to move the cars to a redundant plot of land adjacent to the railway line, and will include a proposal to replace the ageing and decaying trees of Chestnuts Walk. The Laboratory
but complete, with the last of 146 per-cast panels that make up the exterior cladding to be installed soon. The 3.6m x 2.4m panels, each unique in design and individually cast in Belgium, combine to create a finished pattern wrapping round the building. Sculptor Peter Randall-Page, working with Grimshaw Architects and using the Lindenmeyer algorithm, has created a flowing pattern of organic shapes in a format known as the Dragon’s Tail, formed on the south and east by cool, buff-coloured concrete panels, and warm rich tones of terracotta tiles in different shades on the north and west sides of the building, playing off the colours and textures in the Barry Buildings. The interior takes shape at the same time, with 18 laboratories, three prep rooms, staff room, offices and the cathedral-like James Caird Hall. Fit-out, commissioning and testing will continue to the end of March. We will then empty the temporary classrooms and what remains of the Science Block in time for the start of Summer Term. Thereafter, while half the temporary classrooms are removed, McLaren, our contractors, will establish a new compound between the Shackleton Building and the Phase 1 building and start to demolish the old Science Block. There is a great deal to do but very exciting times for the whole community.
And so to the Laboratory, Phase 1 of which is nearing its completion date of 27 March 2015. The building shell is all
The Laboratory under construction in January 2015
Academic Report ....................................................................................................................
Alasdair Kennedy Deputy Master Academic t: +44 (0)20 8299 9261 e: kennedyajs @ dulwich.org.uk
own academic research beyond A level; service to the community; and preparation for life beyond school. In 2013-14 the Diploma was awarded for the third time to boys leaving the Upper Sixth, with nearly 96% of the year group achieving it. We are determined that learning should not be constrained by syllabuses or subject boundaries while pupils are at the College. One of the best examples of this is the Upper School Symposium day, held for the fifth time in October 2014 on the theme ‘Power’. Speakers included comedian Jo Brand, who demonstrated with frankness and humour her deeply-held beliefs about the importance of challenging prejudice, pride and power in the world around us. Political cartoonist Martin Rowson discussed a range of his satirical work, revealing the ways in which it taunts and teases the establishment, providing a caustic and irreverent challenge to power in its many guises. Poet Chris McCabe read a selection of his work, which provided a thought-provoking commentary on the power of the media and literature. Staff also led seminars, ranging from the power of gold and a session on solar power, to power narratives in the paintings of Edward Hopper, while two Upper School boys, Jakob Hedberg and Ed McNamara, led a workshop on the power of physical theatre. Society life is also thriving: the History, Politics, Economics and Physics societies lead the way in terms of numbers, with up to 50 boys attending each week, but the Literary, Geography, Lower School Science Society and Biology societies, among others, are also firmly established as events where boys can listen and engage with some of the best thinkers that London can offer, or with the work of their peers. Our debaters had something of an annus mirabilis , winning every major school competition in the UK before taking the world crown in Thailand in the summer. In other competitions, one boy qualified for the British Linguistics Olympiad teams, and like last year there were gold medals (top 50 in the UK) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The academic life of the College is vibrant and continues to improve. We are intentionally broad in our measures of intellectual success; examination results matter greatly of course, but deeper learning takes place away from the syllabus, and it is in this area that our pupils’ energy and expertise are growing, and from which excellent undergraduates, employees and leaders are emerging. A level results were good, with just under 90% of the almost 700 results being A*, A or B grades. More than a quarter of entries achieved an A*, close to our best results since the introduction of the top grade. Results at GCSE were by some margin our best on record, with 55% of examinations being awarded an A* and 87% reaching A or A*. GCSEs taken early by Year 10 pupils were close to last summer’s exceptional results, with 92% of entries in Mathematics, Languages and Latin awarded an A* grade. We are confident that this is more evidence of the academic strength coming through the College in the next few years, which will lead to greater A level and university success. In terms of university entry, it was a good year and similar to previous years. Twenty-two pupils (10% of the year group) received Oxbridge offers, with 18 of these boys having come through the Lower and Middle Schools. Places were split evenly across the Arts and Sciences, with five places awarded in Biology or Medicine. Overall, more than 80% of boys made it to their first or second choice university, nearly all at Russell Group institutions. The Dulwich Diploma, in its third year, captures what we believe a Dulwich education should be, with its three core elements of: academic study, including a piece of the boys’
College Life ....................................................................................................................
Sarah Wood Director of Co-Curricular Activities t: +44 (0)20 8299 9266 e: woods @ dulwich.org.uk
• A team of Junior School boys reached the national final of the Quiz Club Championship • More than 50 Year 11 boys signed up to take part in ‘The Challenge’, run by the National Citizen Service Debating • Will Cook and Louis Collier won the English Speaking Union’s International Schools’ Mace, both the Oxford and Cambridge Union debating competitions, represented Team England at the Old Parkland Debates in Texas, and rounded out the year with victory in the World Schools Debating Championships, held in Thailand, with Will judged to be the best individual debater • Raffy Marshall and Ronan Patrick won the UCL and Durham Union debating competitions • Together with Kenza Wilks, Raffy and Ronan also won the ESU- Ibstock World Schools Style Debating Competition, while Raffy also won the Imperial College’s Open debating competition • The Dulwich team won the International Competition for Young Debaters, with Kenza Wilks taking the prize for best individual speaker Rugby • The 1st XV won a third consecutive NatWest Schools Cup, defeating Warwick School in the final at Twickenham • The U13s also won their age category in the NatWest Schools Cup and shared the School Sport Magazine U13 Rugby Union National Cup • The U14s won the Surrey 7s competition Sport
It is difficult to encapsulate within a few pages the true breadth of co-curricular endeavour of the current generation of Alleynians, but it is hoped that what follows will provide you with a flavour of their many varied achievements in 2013- 14. Updates on recent activities are posted regularly on the College website – www.dulwich.org.uk. The Union • The inaugural Dulwich Creative took place in November 2014, with a week of co-curricular activities for all boys and staff across Art, Drama, Music and Design Technology • Frank Han was selected to represent the UK at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Cape Town • Harry Goodhew was selected for the national finals of the UK Linguistics Olympiad • Ali Neden, School Captain in 2013-14, won third prize in the prestigious inter-school Erasmus Essay Competition • Leslie Leung and Alfie Curry received gold awards at the British Physics Olympiad • Michal Mazur was commended at the Model United Nation’s Conference at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh • Oskar Thompson’s photo frame/gallery app was selected as one of the 10 best in the Wired Magazine app competition • Joshua Kader, Matthew Feuer and Jack Teh won places on the 2014 CERN Particle School • Dulwich’s Hans Woyda Mathematics Competition team of Milad Jeilani, Leslie Leung, Andy Zhang and Webber Liu defeated KCS, Wimbledon in the final of the plate competition
Athletics • Alfie and Noah Armitage-Hookes, Oscar Gleave and Luke Castenskiold broke the College’s 21-year-old 4x400m record • Ed Olsen won national indoor 800m gold, and Noah Armitage-Hookes won silver, at the English Schools’ Athletic Association championships • Noah Armitage-Hookes also took silver in the junior category at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships, earning a place in the national team • Eight Dulwich runners were selected to represent London at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships • Edward Olsen won the 800m and 1500m U17 races in the Southern Counties Athletic Association’s Indoor Championships • Chris Annous finishes 10th in the National Combined Events Championships Rowing & Sailing • The Boat Club enjoyed one of its most successful National Schools Regattas, winning gold and silver medals • Jamie Large, Dom Rowing, Oli Martin and Dylan Bogoevski finished 7th out of 189 entries in the Kingston Small Boats Head • James Redshaw, Jasper Freeman, Charlie Dee and Ben Taffs represented the College at the National Schools’ Sailing Championships at Itchenor Sailing Club Swimming & Water Polo • Julian Chan Quee Lin swam for Great Britain at the European Youth Olympics • Dulwich won the U16 Water Polo National Plate Final • The U15s won the Water Polo Schools league • Isaac Edey, Buzz Robb and Ethan Staunton were selected to play for the London region water polo team Other Sports • The U11A team reached the Independent Schools’ Football Association’s 7-a-side national finals
• Billy Borten represented Fulham FC in the Premier League National Futsal Finals • Dulwich seniors won silver at the Inter-Schools Cycling Competition • The U15 hockey team won the London and Surrey Hockey Cup • Angus Wills won the overall English U16 title at the English Alpine Ski Championships • Dulwich finished third overall in the Ski Racing Canada Cup • Dulwich’s basketball teams reached the LISBA London League finals • Sacha Salamon White won the seniors roping category at the Independent Schools Climbing Competition • Fencer Nick Howes won bronze at the British Cadet (U17) Sabre Championships Duke of Edinburgh, CCF & Scouts • Forty-eight bronze, nine silver and four gold Duke of Edinburgh awards were earned over the course of the year • CCF cadet Zack Faja was awarded the Deputy Lieutenant’s Certificate and the De Havilland Medal • Dulwich cadets won gold in the Cambrian Patrol Competition and came second in the National Ground Training Competition • Theo Rutherford-Browne and Robert Lamb were presented with their Queen’s Scout Awards at Windsor Castle Music & Drama • Ho Ting Chan was Principal Bassoon in the National Youth Orchestra • James Orford was awarded Truro Cathedral’s Organ Scholarship • Thomas Delgado Little was chosen for the role of Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne Opera
• Henry Shine was selected to play the lead role of Aeneas in a fully staged version of Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas • College musicians and choirs performed at the Winter Concert (St John’s, Smith Square), the carol service and Spring Concert (both at Southwark Cathedral), the Summer Concert (Cadogan Hall) and at the Hideaway jazz club • The Chapel Choir sang at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, Westminster Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral • The 50th lunchtime concert was celebrated in Christ’s Chapel • Eight Dulwich boys were part of Young Pleasance Theatre Company productions at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe • The Upper School staged Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus in December 2013 and Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle in Michaelmas Term 2014, while the Middle School performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Year 6 boys enjoyed starring in Bugsy Malone
• Pupils raised more than £30,000 for charitable causes in 2013-14 • Tom Benavides Clark and Stephanos Iossifidis completed the 600km Fallen Heroes Cycling Challenge, raising more than £3,000 for The Mark Evison Foundation and Help for Heroes • Year 9 pupils organised a week of activities in July, raising more than £2,500 for Chance UK • 104 Year 7 boys took part in a football marathon in support of Tackle Africa and raised £3,000 • Four boys raised more than £2,000 through an online charity auction in support of local charity Wings of Hope • Boarders from The Orchard visited the Hollington Club for an evening of fundraising activities that raised more than £1,100 for the Club
‘I came away from the day feeling enriched by what I had heard and am sure that other students felt the same. It stands out in the College calendar as a day that truly exposes you to the kind of high-level thinking and discussion that one might not otherwise experience until university.’
Will Cook (OA 2003-14) on the Upper School Symposium
‘The College is highly successful in its aim to develop the natural talents and abilities of each pupil, giving them the opportunity to excel in every aspect of life.’
Independent Schools Inspectorate report, November 2014
Access & Outreach ....................................................................................................................
Ralph Mainard Deputy Master External t: +44 (0)20 8299 9304 e: mainard @ dulwich.org.uk College Bursaries
As a privileged institution we believe that we should demonstrate in a tangible way to boys at the College that privilege brings responsibility. This falls into two broad categories: links with education in the UK and, secondly, partnership schools overseas. Details of our outreach are covered in the following sub-sections. City Heights Academy & Bonus Pastor Catholic College The College works closely with E-ACT City Heights Academy. The focus is in three areas: governance, management, and staff and students. In practice this means that the College has staff who act as governors, we encourage links between heads of subject to visit the College and for College heads of subject to visit the Academy. Recent leavers from the College who are taking a gap year, called Mentors, work with students at the Academy, helping develop skills in core subjects such as Modern Languages, English and Mathematics. The Mentors usually spend the first two terms at the Academy and they are directly employed by it. More recently, our Physics department has begun providing enrichment classes for Bonus Pastor Catholic College in Bromley. The aim is to stretch the school’s most gifted 15 and 16 year old pupils and inspire them to study Physics or another Science at A level. Pupils come to the College each week and are presented with a range of activities that have incorporated: using data logging equipment to look at infrared radiation; modelling air resistance with water rockets; and lectures on the search for the Higgs boson. We have been impressed with the level of enthusiasm and interest shown. In 2015 the programme will expand to the other sciences and will include some of our Upper School boys running projects.
In 2013-14 the College spent just over £2m on bursaries for 158 boys. The main recipients of bursaries are boys at the College from Years 7 to 13 and most bursaries are awarded as a result of the College’s entrance examinations at 11+ or 13+. Bursary places are generally only awarded to boys who fall into the upper half of the entry examinations. In addition, each year the College holds a small reserve of funding for what are called ‘discretionary bursaries’; awarded when a full fee paying family suddenly faces a financial crisis, there is a focus on boys in examination years. All bursaries are means tested, not only at the point of entry but also in each successive year. The value of a bursary ranges from 100% to 10%. There is a strong commitment to awarding as many ‘deep bursaries’ as possible – those that cover 75-100% of fees. College scholarships are not means tested and thus if a boy is awarded a bursary, any scholarship will be added to the bursary award up to 100% of fees. The College funds its bursaries from two sources. The Bursary Appeal Fund is a permanent endowment fund that currently totals £7.9m and last year produced an income to fund bursaries of £238,000. The remainder of the total is paid from the College’s general funds and, in particular, income from its commercial activities and monies from the Dulwich Estate. The College is currently reviewing its bursary funding with a view to increasing the number of bursaries, for example by considering further sponsored bursaries and some boarding bursaries.
The Saturday School
There are now five co-educational international schools: Dulwich College Shanghai, Dulwich College Beijing, Dulwich College Suzhou, Dulwich College Seoul and Dulwich College Singapore. In addition, the College has worked with DCMI to establish two high schools for Chinese boys and girls to study IGCSE and A level courses in preparation for entry to top universities in the US and the UK. These programmes are located at schools in Zhuhai and Suzhou. ‘Dulwich College (Singapore) opened in August 2014 with 886 students and 150 members of staff. The first British independent school to open in Singapore, it has been very well received and ably supported by the Alleyn Club network in Singapore, with Anil Scott (OA 1986-91) a frequent visitor and a number of OAs having enrolled their children. On Remembrance Sunday the Alleyn Club and Dulwich College (Singapore) laid a joint wreath at Kranji War cemetery to honour and remember the OAs who have made the ultimate sacrifice in military campaigns in the Far East.’ Nick Magnus, Headmaster of Dulwich College (Singapore) In 2014 there are some 6,000 students across the partnership schools. Close links with the College are established, from student links to teacher visits. All partnership schools are inspected annually by the College. In recent years, a number of teachers from the College have gone on to work in the partnership schools as one aim for all staff involved at the College and the partnership schools is to be able to develop their careers within the Dulwich Family. Many of the projects developed involve all the Dulwich schools, from performing arts to Mandarin, and sports to early years education, thus allowing all the schools to benefit from the membership of a wide group of schools. An exciting new initiative is a Dulwich Olympiad that will be held in China in March 2015. It has a focus upon Sport and Music. Students from all that Dulwich schools, including more than 100 from London, will take part in workshops, concerts and competitions. Plans for a second Olympiad have started and this will be held in London as part of the College’s quatercentenary in 2019.
The Saturday School has flourished at Dulwich College for more than 20 years. It is operated under the auspices of Southwark Community Education Council (SCEC), a separate charity whose governance was re-organised in 2014 to tie in more closely the support of the three Dulwich Foundation Schools: JAGS, Alleyn’s and Dulwich College. SCEC raises money in its own right for the Saturday schemes, which are held at the three Foundation Schools and provide free booster and enrichment classes on Saturday mornings for some 165 pupils from local Southwark primary schools. The aim of the scheme at the College is to improve the confidence of pupils in Year 6 in preparation for their transition to secondary school by giving them experience of subject-specific lessons in, for example, Science and Drama, taught by qualified subject specialists. Southwark Schools Learning Partnership Here the College works with JAGS, Alleyn’s and seven maintained secondary schools in the London Borough of Southwark. The focus is upon delivering a rich and varied continuing professional development programme for teaching staff and events that involve students from all the schools. In the case of the latter, there are annual meetings around Music, Drama and Sport. Often a two-term project is developed as well, a recent example being an exploration of the value of ‘student voice’. Overseas Partnerships The College has established a worldwide charter with a company in China called Dulwich College Management International (DCMI). Through this agreement currently seven schools have been opened. The partnership is a strong one, drawing from the ethos of the College to its holistic approach to education, from its objective to achieve academic excellence, to the traditions and style of the College in London. Firm links are also established between the 10,000+ alumni from all the Dulwich schools – often referred to as the Dulwich Family of schools – to provide all former students with international contacts in almost all major professions.
Further Support .................................................................................................................... The Careers Department
Our Networking Evenings have benefited from the backing of many supporters, including Old Alleynians and parents. Over the course of the last academic year we ran two of these events; the first was held in the Old Library and focused on careers in the legal profession. Guests included: Judge Michael Hopmeier (OA 1960-69); Peter Susman QC (OA 1953-61) of Henderson Chambers; Shams Rahman (OA 1984-91) Partner, Edwin Coe LLP; Elliot Laurie (OA 1982- 88; parent), Group Legal Director, The Go-Ahead Group; Simon Clark (OA 1984-89), Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills; Michael Thurgood (OA 2000-02), Equities Legal Team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Nicholas Taffs (parent), Partner, Streathers Solicitors LLP; David Ewings (OA 1992-02), barrister, Charter Chambers; James Franklin (OA 1990-98), Manager, John Walters plc; and Jayne Black (parent and College Governor), Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. The second event focused on careers in finance and took place in the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Pupils were spoilt by the quantity of expert advice and information they received and many opportunities were pursued after the event. Among those who supported the event were: Bunt Ghosh (past parent and College Governor), Senior Advisor at CQS; Vivian Bazalgette (OA 1961-69 and College Governor), Investment Advisor to the Nuffield Foundation; James Lewis (OA 2002- 09), Insurance (Audit) Group, Deloitte; Michael Kennard (OA 1961-68), Auditor, Baker Tilly; Peter Hellman (parent), Co- CEO, Omada Capital; Adam Walczak (OA 1991-96), Director Foreign Exchange Spot, TD Securities; Danny McFarlane (OA 1982-89), Senior Partner, The Cameron James Partnership LLP; Cyrus Mewawalla (OA 1978-84), Managing Director, CM Research; Amit Bhola (OA 1995-00), Director Structured Credit, Citigroup; Rohit Nanda (OA 1986-91), COO, Asset Match Ltd; Alexander Yaffe (OA 2001-06), Prime Brokerage, Goldman Sachs; Chris King (OA 1989-99), Senior Consultant, Sheffield Haworth; Ben Turnbull (OA 1990-95), Associate Director (Equities IT), HSBC Global Banking and Markets; Jin Chin (OA 1994-99), HR consultant; Andrew Neden
Elizabeth Soare Head of Careers t : +44 (0)20 8299 9220 e : soaree @ dulwich.org.uk The Careers Department wishes to thank all for the continuing – and ever increasing – level of support provided by the Dulwich community in the shape of a wide variety of kind offers. Not wishing to take over too many pages, I detail just a small number of examples that have provided great benefits to boys. In February 2014 more than 100 exhibitors attended our annual Courses and Careers Convention, when boys from Year 11, Remove and Upper Sixth received advice about university and subsequent opportunities. Among the exhibitors were: John Downie (parent), Managing Director for Accenture’s Resources (Energy, Mining, Natural Resources, Chemicals) business; Ian Tredgett (OA 1978- 86) of Goldman Sachs; Dr Arun Thiyagarajan (OA 1998-05), Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care at the Royal London Hospital; Will Topping (OA 2003-08), Graduate Engineer at Western Power; and Dr Daniel Smith (OA 1987- 95) and Dr Rohan Rajasingham (OA 1978-83), both dentists. Much to our delight, Antonio Franchi (parent), Vice President of global satellite company Inmarsat, along with Stephen White (parent), Chairman of media group EMM International, returned to help again. During the course of the year lunchtime talks were given on a variety of career areas. Pupils appreciate these smaller gatherings and value the opportunity to question guests. Two memorable visits were those of Dillon Harindiran (OA 2007-14), who is currently on Accenture’s gap year scheme, and Richard Sowerby (OA 1963-70), who came to talk to the Economics Society.
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