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The Charter Schools Educational Trust

Transforming lives through the power of inclusive education

The Charter School East Dulwich

Curious · Creative · Courageous · Caring

The Charter School East Dulwich is an inclusive, entrepreneurial and academically rigorous secondary school serving the vibrant communities of East Dulwich and South Camberwell.

We opened in September 2016,  we are one of the most over-subscribed new schools in the country. 

As part of The Charter Schools Educational Trust, the school was founded on the conviction that all children deserve the opportunity to succeed, whatever their start in life or personal circumstances. We are a school at the heart of our community: a place where children walk to school together and where friendships, between students and between parents, grow stronger as a result of daily contact in and outside the classroom.

We teach our students to be curious, creative, confident, courageous and caring. They will be happy in themselves, excited about their future and ambitious for success. They will leave us fully able to participate in our democratic society and prepared to meet the challenges and to harvest the opportunities of life in the 21st century.

All of this will require dedication and hard work - both in lessons and outside of lessons. We expect a lot of our students. We expect them to commit to developing their individual aptitudes. For some students, this will mean exploring specialist subject areas such as Mandarin or Theatre Studies. For others, this will mean additional support in literacy and mathematics.

We expect all students to participate enthusiastically in the extra-curricular life of the school, through additional sports and specialist clubs and societies, some of which we offer in partnership with our outstanding sibling school, The Charter School North Dulwich.

Finally, we expect students to contribute actively and generously to their community, through volunteering programmes, peer support and exemplary personal conduct. In return, we will work tirelessly to provide students with the support and encouragement needed in order to achieve their goals.


Alex Crossman MA MSc
Head teacher


Find out more by visiting The Charter School East Dulwich website here