International, British curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 元287,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元287,000
This school has more than one campus in Shanghai:
Main Campus: Ages 7 to 18
DUCKS Campus: Ages 2 to 7

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Number of students

Over 1,500 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

45 nationalities.

Most common nationality

United Kingdom.

Ratio of local students to international students

All students are international students.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

Yes, 70% of teachers are from UK.

Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French, German and Spanish.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Total weekly homework (not including reading):

G2 - G3: 1,5 hours
G4: 3 hours
G5: 3,5 hours
G6 - G8: 7,5 hours
G9 - G10: 10,5 hours
G11 - G12: minimum 10 hours

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is a selective school. Students applying for Year 1-2 are required to provide a Teacher Comment report (to be completed by their class teacher) and will be invited in for an interview assessment or EAL assessment.

Students applying for Years 3-12 are required to undertake an entrance assessment to ensure that they can access the curriculum. The Admissions Committee will review test results, previous school records and the Teacher Comment Report. In some cases applicants will be required to have an interview. Students who are found to require English as an Additional Language support, will have additional assessments, if deemed necessary.

Applicants are required to take the Cognitive Ability Test (CAT), consisting of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessments and a written English Assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

38,3 Dulwich Pudong average IB score versus World average of 30.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Dulwich Pudong offers individual programmes for students with a diagnosed Specific Learning Difficulty, and provision for students who may require learning support at some point during their academic studies.

All provision is aimed at supporting the individual student's specific learning needs and is cross-curricular wherever possible. Student support is often through individual or small group withdrawal systems, but is also carried out through supporting teachers by creating effective learning strategies to help remove barriers to learning in mainstream classes.

School start time

Kindergarten: 8.00am
Junior School: 8.15am
Senior School: 8.15am

School finish time

Kindergarten: 3.00pm
Junior School: 3.30pm
Senior School: 3.30pm

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

300+ activities on offer each term including sports, performing arts, academics, film, debating and robotics. For example, Dulwich Football Club, Dulwich Rugby Club, Dulwich Netball Club, Dulwich College Community Fencing Club, Dulwich Earthquakes, etc.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Sports activities included

Within the above framework the College has 106 active sports teams. The following is an outline of the competitive teams and squads. Football, Swimming, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Touch Rugby, Table Tennis, Badminton, Tennis, Cricket, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong boasts an on site state of the art sports centre which houses some of the 106 active sports teams. The Sports Complex consists of a 25 metere six lane swimming pool, a training pool, one of two large gymnasiums, dance studio, fencing area, fully equippped gym and a multi-functional room (The 1619 Suite) with outdoor terrace.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. The College has 106 active sports teams. We are proud to be a FOBISIA A Division school. This is one of the major events of the year and we place a strong emphasis on the
preparation of teams and athletes for these games. Besides, The U11, U10 and U9 Primary Dulwich Games are an annual event.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong provides top quality education for over 1,500 students from toddler to Year 13. The College draws on 400 years of excellence in education from its connection with Dulwich College London and combines this with the best of modern teaching based on the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate programme. Their mission is to create "one college, many campuses," which fosters their vision to inspire students.

Teaching approach of the school

Our approach to learning nurtures confidence and intellectual curiosity in our students, preparing them for success in further education and life beyond. We offer a holistic education founded on scholarship and complemented by rewarding co-curricular programmes. Our network of schools has partnerships with leading universities and organisations to bring unique learning experiences to our students.

The primary teaching language is English, with a Dual Language approach in Mandarin and English in DUCKS. From DUCKS through to Year 9 we follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales, enhanced for international needs. In Year 10 students begin the two-year International GCSE syllabus followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.