St Dunstan’s College and Rosemead Preparatory School are to merge, with the two south London schools joining forces this month

St Dunstan’s and Rosemead Prep – two London day schools located in south London – will come together to begin a new chapter in their shared histories. The merger will allow for closer collaboration between the schools, sharing best practice, knowledge and expertise.  

Speaking about the merger, St Dunstan’s Head Nick Hewlett says: “We are delighted to be bringing our schools together, which will strengthen and enrich both our communities. The two schools have a long and deep commitment to a values-driven education, preparing our young students for the world of tomorrow.  

“The merger will be a wonderful opportunity for our two schools, one set in the heart of Catford and the second in the heart of Dulwich, to work closer together, learning from one another and enhancing our students’ educational journeys. The merger will also offer greater protection to both schools from ongoing political and economic challenges. I look forward to working closely with the dedicated team at Rosemead and I know staff, students and parents at St Dunstan’s will welcome the news with warmth.”

Rosemead Prep School
Rosemead Prep is located in Dulwich and includes a nursery alongside its pre-prep and prep

Rosemead’s Chair of Governors, Nick Crawford says: “Rosemead and St Dunstan’s have always shared a very similar ethos and this will allow the schools to work closely together to further that. Whilst we will preserve the autonomy of Rosemead, we look forward to sharing best practice, and the many benefits and enhancements this will bring”.

Last year, St Dunstan’s won Independent Senior School of the Year at the TES Awards and was shortlisted for eight awards at the Independent Schools of the Year Awards. Rosemead’s latest Independent Schools Inspectorate report found the prep school to be excellent in the quality of pupils’ academic achievements and the quality of pupils’ personal development. The report added that ‘pupils spoke passionately about the high-quality support that the school provides’ and that all pupils ‘demonstrated excellent levels of self-understanding.’ 

St Dunstan’s College

Rosemead Preparatory School

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