Dulwich College Beijing is made up of over 1520 students from age 2 to age 18, with over forty-five different nationalities represented in our diverse student body. Rules were strictly adhered to in the 60s, one deterrent being the cane which was kept in Mr Knight’s study though it was seldom used, a more usual punishment being an hour’s work in the garden or writing lines. Admissions and Applications start now. Dulwich College Yangon, Pun Hlaing campus Golf Estate Avenue, Hlaing Tharyar Township, 11401, Yangon. Visit our school websites to learn about our outstanding academic results. Sports kit and shoes were stored downstairs in the long corridor leading to the side door, trunks in the cellar while sponge bags hung on hooks in the bathroom. It was his first time away from his parents who lived in Germany and after an initial spell of homesickness he settled happily into life at Bell House. No longer was a servant sent from the College to clean their shoes, the boys now cleaned their own. Delivering high academic results and providing a well-rounded education, our schools place alongside the world’s best. The College were amenable to this proposal but the Governors refused permission. It was Alice who chose the yellow stairs and landing carpet which was still in use until 2018. Our network of schools has partnerships with leading universities and organisations. Housemaster David Verdon Knight in his study. His salary was £700 pa including a £75 pa supplement for having done two years National Service and for holding a diploma in education. Older boys set a test on College life for new boys after their first term, with a penalty of drinking salted orange juice if they failed. When they were very small Ian would spread his academic gown on the floor in a corner of his ground-floor study and Tom would curl up on it and go to sleep while Ian worked. He was also responsible for stoking the boiler and keeping it alight, he remembers it was always a temperamental machine. At the end of the evening there was a string to pull to tell the boys still in bed that they needed to get back in. With bed and board paid a young house tutor had next to no outgoings so his salary was all disposable income. On 5 November they would all go to see the fireworks at Crystal Palace. He fondly remembers David Knight’s treasure hunts around the house and garden: the housemaster’s blue Austin, always parked outside on the drive, furnished a bovine clue connected with its registration number MOO99. Below are some good resources for New Teachers. Source: Cheryl Spray, Boarders playing table tennis, 1950s. The boys’ common room looked out over the garden and had a table for homework and space for table tennis. The boys dressed then assembled for the walk up to school for breakfast; boys were always escorted to and from school at this time. You can also review our teacher directory to find out more about individual teachers, and the staff structures are available in the files below. Family of international schools and colleges. He particularly enjoyed attending chapel with the boys on Sundays. He remembers his room fondly with its bright sunny aspect looking out over the trees and shrubs covering the ha-ha. Source: Cheryl Spray, View from front window. Dulwich College International Affiliations. He had joined the College as a boy in 1939 as part of the ‘Dulwich Experiment’ when Booth was Master and was living in Bell House. When they were ready two members of staff would take the boys up to school for their breakfast. Mr Tapper organised films on Sunday evenings using his own projection equipment and continued to do this even after he had given up being housemaster. Scroll up. Alice worked with Russell Vernon, the Estate architect, and made some changes to the house including the removal of the asbestos partition on the top floor which divided the housemaster’s bedrooms from the rest of the house. It turned day into night and was thick enough to cause him to lose his way between school buildings. He introduced more homely touches like replacing the two huge baths with smaller, individual baths, and later with showers. Rather than sharing the huts with the boys, staff were able to find some accommodation nearby. The last housemaster of Bell House was Ian Senior who moved here with his wife, Astrid and two sons in 1987. The house worked well as a boarding house. When Bell House first opened, most boys were boarding at the College because their fathers were still serving in the armed forces in some capacity, following WW2. His bed was in a corner of the garden dorm with a chest of drawers beside it and his tuck box underneath. Location: Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD, United Kingdom. Matron, the house tutor and around thirty 7-13 year olds completed the household. Christopher Elston, who came back to visit the house, told us he was proud to be made a monitor in his third year and was one of the last boys to fag for another as the tradition ended during his time at the College. The property dates back to 1608 and during the last 400 years, various extensions and alterations have taken place. Danny McFarlane, a boarder in the 1980s, remembers many adventures at Bell House. At the time the chief College groundsman, Jim Dixon, lived in the Lodge and would grow prize chrysanthemums alongside David’s vegetables. Hotels near Dulwich Park, London on Tripadvisor: Find 16,453 traveler reviews, 60,454 candid photos, and prices for 2,424 hotels near Dulwich Park in London, England. The award was conferred by Independent School Parent magazine. Matron was formal and distant, not the motherly figure of later holders of the post. In 1992 the College briefly considered leasing Bell House for the new kindergarten (now Dulwich College Kindergarten School or DUCKS) before the Dulwich Estate sold the house into private hands. Bill Tapper had the idea of giving half the boys the job of digging a hole for an ornamental pond on the south side of the house, they could then take turns watching the small TV and letting off steam digging in the garden. The ‘private side’, the part of the house reserved for the housemaster and his family, was separated from the boarding side by a door and bell and was generally out of bounds, unless invited in by the family. Pleased to announce that the Commissariat at Dulwich College has reopened FOR PUPILS to its normal weekday times from 8.15am – 2pm term time only. Outings were arranged, by train to Brighton or by boat to Hampton Court. The only casualty was a boarder who had been absent-mindedly chewing one of his coat’s buttons when the violence of the explosion caused him to swallow it. Slippers were also stored here, to be changed into whenever the boys came back to the house. It was used in pranks like being dropped at inopportune moments or being rolled across desks to distract teachers. The tutor’s dorm, which was next to the tutor’s bedroom and slept four, was also known as the ‘naughty’ dorm, as the tutor could more easily keep an eye on any miscreants. Andrew Cullen and his family lived here until 2016 when it was bought by the Hanton Educational Trust. In his spare time he was interested in clocks and would spend hours taking them apart and putting them back together in perfect working order. The sick boys were allowed to watch from the windows and everyone else leant over the garden fence as an enormous cardboard box filled with fireworks was ceremoniously carried to the grass circle in the middle of the Close. Boarders at Bell House had the special privilege of ringing the chapel bell for Sunday services. And then the treat of Mr Tapper’s film show on Sunday evening. There were two cleaning ladies to keep the house in order. That no one was hurt was a miracle. After rugby the three slipper baths would be filled and boys would jump into each one in turn, the first bath would get rid of most of the mud with the next two being used to get properly clean. They would walk between the College and Bell House unsupervised and would move around London or even travel home alone at the end of term. Members of staff were offered accommodation for the night in the upstairs dorms. When he left Bell House there was a huge turnout for his leaving party which was organised by Fergus Jamieson, his house tutor who also deputised for McInley as house master on occasions. In the summer his house tutor, Terry Walsh, often came back to his room after duty on Sundays to find a dish of strawberries or raspberries fresh from the garden and a small jug of cream. As well as valuing its great tradition, Dulwich College is dedicated to providing the very best in modern classrooms, computing, accommodation and sports facilities. The family had their own living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor and the whole of the second floor was for their private use, though Astrid was surprised one day when she came out of her bedroom to find a boy’s mother waiting to give her an Easter egg. He arranged for masters like John Heath, who taught Classics and Music, and Alan Morgan, head of music, to perform for the boys; the musicians on the first-floor landing where there was a piano while down in the hall below sat the guests on chairs and the boys on the floor. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. The admissions process varies by school. Source: Cheryl Spray, A proud boarder with his Bell House group photo, Trustee Fabienne Hanton with former residents Roger Knight and Cheryl Spray, Bell House 27 College Road, Dulwich, London  SE21 7BG   registered charity number 115739. There was an adjoining door through to a television room where the boys could watch TV after school and at weekends. The College purchased Old Blew House in 2004 and converted it into student and staff accommodation. Matron would organise uniforms and every few weeks would arrange for a barber to set up a chair in one of the dorms and give every boy the same haircut: a short back and sides. There was a fair amount of marshalling of boys, as the South Circular stood between the boarding house and the school. That the Knights succeeded in creating a home-from-home for the pupils is illustrated by the eleven-year-old who, in the Sanatorium for a minor illness, decided he preferred to be at home in Bell House so left at 12.45 am, in just his pyjamas with nothing on his feet. Conference delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Shanghai. Their father built a rock garden culminating in a waterfall into the pond outside the study. Letters home were written on a weekly basis, to be left unsealed on the hall table, for the housemaster to post (and read if he was so minded). Evenings were occupied with prep and finished with a bath bun and a quarter pint of milk, with hot cocoa on Sundays. Judith remembers there was lots to do: the boys would play with the Salter family’s two Great Danes, Tasha and Lara; there was a snooker table in the hall and the boys would be taken on trips to Brighton at the weekend. Friday was pocket money day and boys would line up outside the housemaster’s study to collect their cash. Dulwich College Hotels, B&Bs and Pubs around London. Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is delighted to host the first researchEd in Asia. Terry Walsh joined Bell House as house tutor in the summer of 1955. MAR. Dulwich College Yangon is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. Music Department Staff. He remembers watching ‘The Young Ones’ in the TV room, just off the common room (what is now the chair store). Source: Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight beside the pond. More civilised games of table tennis and billiards were played in the cellar. David Smart, who taught geography at the College from 1966-1987, had an allotment in the kitchen garden at Bell House, running the length of the brick wall that divides the kitchen garden from the ornamental one. Source Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight with Domino. Christopher vividly remembers being in the common room doing his prep on 22 November 1963 when a master came in and told the boys that John F Kennedy, the American president, had been assassinated. Dorms held anything from four to twelve beds. In return for their free accommodation young tutors were given something of a crash course in dealing with energetic young schoolboys; the boys sometimes tested the rules to the limit. There were lots of extra-curricular activities at Bell House. He was heavily involved in the school cadet corps and would organise camping trips in the Brecon Beacons. Knight once had a visitor who told of her childhood at Bell House in the 1870s. A chair just outside the housemaster’s study awaited miscreants, and punishments (known as fatigues) such as weeding the drive were handed out for minor misdemeanours. Without the teachers, a school is just a building. David kept the allotment for about ten years until a change of groundsman led to a new plan for the garden and the allotment could no longer be accommodated. On Coronation Day 1953 the whole house wanted to watch the ceremony but there was not enough room to accommodate them all at the same time in front of the small television screen. Christopher Elston was a boarder at Bell House from 1962-65. The first Matron was Lilian Day. The boys had to take with them everything they needed for their school day as now they were not allowed back to the boarding house before the end of the school day. 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