Welcome to the Dulwich Cranbrook Alumni page.
You are invited to take a trip down memory lane with a look through our online Dulwich archives. Organised by our brilliant Alumni association, the archive is a fantastic resource both for our current children to access to research the history of our school, and for former pupils to spot themselves amongst their peers.
We are keen to keep in touch with all of our alumni, and we hold regular alumni events to ensure we keep abreast of your news.
A drinks and dinner at the start of each academic year for those alumni who have just left secondary education.
An opportunity to play in the Alumni vs. 1st XI Cricket match, and Alumni vs. Years 8 & 9 Tennis match during our Summer Open Morning on 22nd June 2024. Please let us know if you’re keen to be involved and we’ll add you to the team sheets!
An annual drinks reception which takes place after our Summer Open Morning in June. The next Summer Open Morning will take place at 12 midday on Saturday 22nd June 2024, so please do put the date in your diary now.
Stay tuned for additional events which are due to take place over the course of the next academic year. If you would like to ensure you are on our invitation list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Class of 2016 and Class of 2018 drinks and dinner invitations here.
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh
Wife of Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and member of the British Royal Family
Will Gompertz, Arts Editor for the BBC
Previously, Director of Tate Media
Tana Ramsey, Cookery Author and TV Broadcaster
Actor and Director
Tom Ransley, Men’s Eight Rowing Team
Bronze Medal Winner at the London Olympics in August 2012 and Gold medal winner August 2016
Ellie Kendrick, Actress
Anne Frank in TV production, appeared in Game of Thrones
Olly Freeman, Triathlete
History of our school
Dulwich has a rich history of proactive and dynamic change, dating right back to its foundation in 1885. Dulwich Prep London opened at the suggestion of the Head Master of Dulwich College with just 13 pupils.
This number quickly grew and in 1938 when its then Head Master John Leakey anticipated the outbreak of war, he had over 200 boys needing a safer school. He brought the very first pupils here to Cranbrook then just a house and several fields with tents in 1939.
After the war, this Cranbrook site continued as a second, linked school. Dulwich Prep Cranbrook. In the 1950s Dulwich was again ahead of the curve, introducing a girls’ section of the school.
John Leakey, who the theatre we are sitting in is named after, was one of those controversial figures who believed it may be beneficial to educate girls as well as their brothers.
By the 1970s the girls’ and boys’ sections of Dulwich Prep Cranbrook were combined into one of Kent’s first coeducational prep schools. 50 years on Dulwich Cranbrook is yet again pioneering.
From September 2023 we open our Senior School. Building work is currently coming to an end and by the start of the Autumn Term our first Senior pupils, initially Years 7, 8 and 9, will be the very first to use our beautiful new space in the Coursehorn building.