Wandsworth, United Kingdom
About Dolphin School
Dolphin School is a mixed, non-selective, independent preparatory school situated in Wandsworth, South West London. The school has a strong Christian heritage. There are approximately 202 pupils attending the school, ranging from 2 to 11 years.
Dolphin School was established in 1986 and is based in a church building. It incorporates two Noah’s Ark Nursery Schools, within a 15 minute walk of the school. Together, all three schools form a single charitable trust.
Mrs N. S. Baldwin
Values and vision
Dolphin School believes in understanding each pupil as an individual and wants to learn about the strengths, weaknesses, fears and concerns of each child. It hopes that in doing so, teachers will be able to offer personalised learning to suit each child’s character. It has small classes in order to do this. The school’s motto is: Love Wisdom Truth and the values of joy, nurture, success and relationships are at its heart. Dolphin School believes that mistakes lead to learning and that children shouldn’t be pressured, but rather learn at an incremental, attainable pace. Happiness when learning is at the heart of the school's vision, with the belief that children work best when they are at ease. A range of extra-curricular clubs are organised by the school to help encourage children to develop new skills and interests.
Independent School Inspectorate
“The pupil’s personal development is excellent, reflecting the values expressed in the school’s aims. In the EYFS, children share and co-operate well. As they mature, their behavior towards one another is characterized by courtesy and kindness. They have excellent opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
'Dolphin is truly a nurturing school through and through!'- Dolphin Parent
'The pupils are so well prepared for Secondary School.'- Senior School Head
'The quality of the pupils' learning is excellent.'- ISI