Our School Houses

At The Charter School East Dulwich, our school house system was created to encourage teamwork, cohesion and leadership across all year groups and to reward students who engage with all aspects of school life.

Houses allow us to build relations with students and between students and across year groups, by providing smaller, more intimate communities within the school.

Tutor groups are assigned to Houses in year 7 and students regularly take part in House competitions and activities, including sports, drama and music and quizzes.

Our seven School Houses are named after inspiring figures with a connection to our local community. We ran a competition in 2017-18 to determine the names of our school houses.

Born in Brixton, David Bowie (1947-2016) grew up to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

John Boyega was born in 1992 and grew up in Peckham. He is a highly successful actor, including most famously his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. He is an inspiration within the local community and celebrated for his activism and advocacy, and strong support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Michael Faraday (1791-1867) is one of the greatest scientists of all time. Born in south London his discoveries helped to define the modern study of physics and chemistry.

Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901–1989), was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist and playwright who lived for most of his life in Brixton and was one of the most influential voices in postcolonial literature.

Baroness Tessa Jowell (1947-2018) was MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, former Secretary of State and an early sponsor of The Charter School East Dulwich.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852) was an English mathematician and writer, widely regarded as the world’s first computer programmer.

A writer, broadcaster and social activist, Una Marson (1905-1965) helped to promote women’s and minority rights in the UK throughout the 1930, 1940s and 1950s.