Dulwich College

Dulwich College is a 2–19 independent, day and boarding school for boys in Dulwich, London, England. As a public school, it began as the College of God's Gift, founded in 1619 by Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, with the original purpose of educating 12 poor scholars. It began to grow into a large school from 1857, and took its current form in 1870 when it moved into its current premises.

Dulwich College
Dulwich Common, Dulwich

SE21 7LD

Coordinates51°26′22″N 00°05′03″W
TypePublic, independent, day and boarding school
MottoLatin: Detur Gloria Soli Deo
(Let Glory Be Given To God Alone)
Established1619; 402 years ago (1619)
FounderEdward Alleyn
Local authoritySouthwark London Borough Council
Department for Education URN100861 Tables
ChairPeter Riddell[1]
The MasterJoseph Spence
Age range2–19
Enrolment1,820 (2018)[2]
  • Day: 8
  • Boarding: 3
Colour(s)Royal blue and black   
AlumniOld Alleynians
"Dulwich College, registered charity no. 1150064". Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Admission by examination is mainly into years 3, 7, 9, and 12 (i.e. ages 7, 11, 13, and 16 years old) to the Junior, Lower, Middle and Upper Schools into which the college is divided. It is a member of both the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the Eton Group.