Dear Parents


Welcome to the start of the school year at Dwight London. We are looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces next week and we are particularly pleased to be welcoming many new families to Dwight. We hope you settle in quickly and feel a part of our community.


The staff have been working very hard over the past week to be ready for the return of the students on Monday. There has been first aid training, induction for new staff members, professional development for the academic staff and even a community singing workshop.

I hope you are planning to join us on 17th September for our Welcome Barbecue and Autumn Fair at the school playing fields. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole school community to come together and is a fun day out to welcome new families and staff members to Dwight London. As we had to postpone our Summer Fair after poor weather in June we are keeping our fingers crossed for some warm sunny weather.


A continuing focus for Dwight London this year will be lifelong learning. One way in which the teaching staff are investing in lifelong learning is participating in a range of Professional Development activities. Teachers working together in schools has been identified as an effective way to have an impact on the teaching and learning in a school and we are looking to increase the opportunities for teachers and other members of our staff team to do this. This week started with Master Classes led by teachers from across the school.


sTeachers were able to share their good practice in Student Led Inquiry, Formative Assessment, Writers' Workshop, Theory of Knowledge, Differentiation and Google Apps for Education. We have a wealth of talent in our staff team and I am very grateful to Ms. Dunaway, Miss Larragy, Mr. Slane, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Wynter and Mr. Sanchez for leading Master Classes and to Mrs. Rehman for leading the training.

Over the course of the year we will continue the focus on professional development and I am pleased that the Upper School is joining the Lower School on Development Tuesdays. On the final Tuesday of each half term the school will close one hour early to create additional time for the staff development programme. This very valuable time allows us to work as a whole staff team, invite outside speakers and workshop leaders to run training sessions and to devote time to school working parties.

For families who are new to the Upper School, I would like to highlight the welcome back evening on Monday, 5th September at 6.00pm in the Jubilee Hall when you will have the opportunity to find out a bit more about the day to day running of the school and to meet the teachers. For new families in the Lower School there will be 'Meet the Teacher' mornings being held in the first few weeks of term.

Please do not forget the check the back to school page on our website for all the information you may need about the start of the school year.

There is a real buzz in the air in both the Lower and Upper Schools as we look forward to the coming year. The whole staff team is enthusiastic about working with families to provide the best possible education for your children. Here's to a great year at Dwight London.

Best wishes

Alison Cobbin

Head of School

Dwight School London

6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

+44 208 8920 0600