St Dunstan’s College is ideally positioned. We are 15 minutes by train from central London and own 68 acres of land across two sites. Magnificent historic buildings, dating back to our 1888 foundation, sit comfortably alongside 21st Century developments. Our ‘pringle’ shaped Refectory, built in the 1961, is one of only four such architectural designs ever built in the world!
We are in the process of enhancing all our facilities at the College and recent improvements include the following:
Centre for Inclusion and Enrichment – extensive modifications to our historic library have created a contemporary learning support facility, including dedicated collaborative and silent study spaces, as well as facilities for academic enrichment and specialist support.
State-of-the-art classrooms – In 2018 we began a rolling programme of classroom refurbishments, modernising these essential spaces with innovative technology, furniture and fittings, whilst retaining the beauty of their 130-year-heritage.
Great Hall – The Great Hall of St Dunstan’s is the physical and symbolic heart of the College. It has had extensive renovation in recent years including a new organ, sound and lighting system. The Great Hall serves multiple purposes for our community, including regular secular and religious events, musicals, concerts and plays. It is also home to a permanent memorial to the hundreds of Old Dunstonians who lost their lives in the Great Wars. The magnificent stained glass, depicting the varied life of St Dunstan is a wonderful focal point for our work at the College.
Wellness Centre – St Dunstan’s has developed a unique, dedicated facility known as The Pavilion, to serve as a hub for pupil mental and physical health services. The Pavilion is home to first aid and medical support, counselling and psycho-therapy, peer mentoring, chaplaincy support and spaces for pupils to be still and reflect. The Pavilion is ideally located amidst the relative tranquillity of our fields and benefits from open, light spaces and beautiful views.
Pupil HUB – We believe in the importance of social spaces for children. The first of what we hope will be many pupil hubs can be found immediately outside the Great Hall. It is a space for pupils to sit and socialise with one another, as well as to work and collaborate over academic pursuits. The huge video-wall, immediately alongside it, is a mechanism for pupils to review latest community news, notices and social media threads.
Leisure Centre – Pupils have access to a wide range of sporting opportunities across both our sites, both for competitive sport, training and for leisure. The Leisure Centre in our Stanstead Road site includes a gym and weights room, a 33m indoor swimming pool, a large sports hall and a multi-functional fitness room. These facilities enable students to participate in a huge number of sports and leisure activities throughout the year.
Jubilee Ground – In addition to the facilities contained in our Stansted Road site, the College also owns the Jubilee Ground – 25 acres of playing fields in the centre of Catford, a 5 minute walk from the College. Pupils have access to natural cricket, football and rugby pitches as well as a number of MUGAs (multi use games areas), providing opportunities to play Hockey, Netball, Football and Rugby under floodlights and on artificial surfaces. A new £1.5 million MUGA was completed in Summer 2018.