St Dunstan’s College is ideally positioned: within 15 minutes by train from London Bridge or Charing Cross, it is set in 68 acres of land across two sites accessible within walking distance. Our magnificent historic buildings, dating back to our 1888 foundation, sit comfortably alongside the most recent 21stCentury developments.
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 College and wider community, including regular assemblies, events, musicals and plays, as well as hosting numerous community events. It is also the home to the permanent memorial to the hundreds of 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.
The Plaza, located in the centre of the College site, is a multi-recreational outdoor space for pupils and staff to enjoy. Opened in September 2021, and named by the students, the Plaza is still being developed and will eventually include a mixture of hard and soft landscaping, an amphitheatre, a CCF Parade Square and a bandstand. This outdoor space is available for pupils and staff to enjoy throughout the day.
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.
Learning Resource Centre
Juxtaposing new and contemporary thinking with a rich heritage is at the heart of what makes St Dunstan’s unique. Our Learning Resource Centre fuses the traditional library with digital resources, a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) setting and dedicated collaborative and silent study spaces, as well as facilities for academic enrichment and specialist support.
Hub 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.
St Dunstan’s has developed a unique, dedicated facility known as the Wellness Centre, to serve as a hub for pupil mental and physical health services. The Wellness Centre – sometimes known as The Pavilion – is home to first aid and medical support, counselling and psycho-therapy, peer mentoring chaplaincy support and also features spaces for pupils to be still and reflect.
Woodland Classroom and Ecology Pond
Our College site features two outdoor classrooms for pupils to enjoy and learn more about nature. Junior School pupils have daily access to the woodland classroom, which includes a large pond, campfire area, bug hotel and mud kitchen.
In 2021, a new Senior School ecology pond area was built in addition, which will allow our Science Department to deliver outdoor lessons.
In addition to the facilities contained on our main Stanstead Road site, the College also owns the Jubilee Ground – 23 acres of playing fields in the centre of Catford, a 5 minute walk from the College site. Pupils have access to natural cricket, football and rugby pitches as well as a number of high-quality MUGAs (Multi-use Games Areas) providing opportunities to play hockey, football, netball and rugby.
Sport and Leisure Centre
Pupils have access to a wide range of sporting opportunities across both our sites, both for competitive sport, training and for leisure. Our sporting facilities include two large playing fields on the main College site, a sports hall, gym and fitness studio and a 33 metre indoor swimming pool.
Bouldering and Climbing Walls
As part of our extensive adventurous training offer, the College has its own dedicated climbing and bouldering walls.
In 2021, we opened our new STEM Centre. Cutting edge facilities for the provision of Science, Engineering and Maths are an appropriate recognition of our innovative foundation in this area of learning and discovery.
Sixth Form Centre
In 2021, we opened our new Sixth Form Centre. With a university-style café and recreational area sitting alongside spaces for independent and purposeful study, the Centre sits at the heart of our new buildings.
In 2021, we opened our new Junior School. With state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities, the innovative design provides every class with its own dedicated outdoor learning space.
Performing Arts Centre
Work on the new Performing Arts Centre began in 2021 with the creation of a new Recital Room, Music Practice Rooms and a number of studios for Music, Drama and Dance.
Work to convert the space of the old Technology Rooms into a new theatre began in 2021 and is due to complete before Christmas 2021.