Dulwich Relationship

Dulwich Connection

Dehong Chinese International School is designed for Chinese students and offers a combined academic programme. Dulwich College will act as academic advisors.

Dehong Chinese International School has a sister school relationship with the Dulwich College International family of schools. The Dulwich College International family of schools includes international colleges and international high schools around Asia that bring the educational philosophy of the founding school in London, Dulwich College, to the rest of the world.

Dulwich College International (DCI) comprises 10 schools in seven cities and four countries in Asia, and they are well known for their excellent academic results. Students and teachers at each school, including Dehong, have the opportunity to collaborate across the network and participate in events at each other’s schools around the world.

Founding School

Dulwich College was founded in June 1619 by Edward Alleyn, an actor linked to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and an entrepreneur in the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, with letters patent from King James I. This historical document, affixed with the Great Seal of England, still survives. The school was established for boys in London to provide sound learning, strong artistic pursuits and good manners. 

Dulwich College is an academically selective boys’ school, and has long been a pioneer in education.  In the 1880s, Master Canon Carver introduced the “Modern Curriculum” to the College. In the 1940s the College embarked on the "Dulwich Experiment", admitting students on a needs-blind basis, based on academic ability alone. Among the beneficiaries of the Dulwich Experiment was Lord George of St. Tudy (Eddie George), the Dulwich postmaster’s son who became Governor of the Bank of England.  Today, Dulwich College has built a solid reputation with its strong academics, inspired teaching and educational innovations, attracting students from the top 15% of the UK academic range. Dulwich College was also the first British independent school to take its practices and ethos to Asia. 

Alumni from Dulwich College are known as Old Alleynians. The College has produced leading scientists, actors, film directors, musicians, sportsmen and writers, and a high number choose professions in medicine, engineering and law. A number of whom have visited Dulwich College International (DCI) schools to talk of their experiences.

My responsibility, is to ensure that we fulfil our aims and build on our achievements to enable current and future Alleynians to be well prepared for the challenges of life in the 21st century.
- Dr Joseph Spence, Dulwich College Master

Dr Spence and Deputy Master (External) Cameron Pyke make annual inspection visits to Dulwich College International schools and sister schools, including Dehong, whose teachers and students enjoy close collaboration with their peers from Dulwich College on academic and co-curricular projects each year.

Resource Sharing

As part of the Dulwich College International (DCI) family, Dehong students have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and benefit from DCI initiatives. Through such activities and events, we are able to further reinforce the importance of sportsmanship, creativity and leadership. Yearly group events include Diversity, the Dulwich Festival of Music, Shakespeare Festival, Shackleton lectures and more.  Dehong students are able to compete with and learn alongside students within the network, forging life-long friendships and enriching their overall learning experience.  

Academic Advisors

“Foster virtue and inspire talent” is Dehong’s guiding motto, and we adhere to the principle that “children come first”. We share the same vision with Dulwich College International and Dulwich College to bring a well-rounded education to students around the world.   

Dehong is supported and accredited by academic leaders from the Dulwich College International Schools Team in all aspects of its operation. The academic leadership team of experienced professionals works closely with Dehong to advise on the development and delivery of the academic structure and to support professional learning initiatives.    

Our development of a strong international education is also reviewed and supported by academic leaders in Dulwich College, led by the Deputy Master (External), Dr Cameron Pyke.