From our Head of College

Welcome from our Head of College

Warm Welcome to Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong!

As Head of College, it is important to me that we create an environment and culture where every child can achieve his or her personal best and even go beyond what they believe to be possible. We go to great lengths to ensure that the College offers both breadth and depth across a wide range of academic subjects and co-curricular activities, including music, debate, sports, drama, service, and leadership. Every decision we make is guided by our passion to put students first, and to foster their overall wellbeing and healthy development as individuals.

Since 2003, Dulwich Pudong has been a leading international school in Shanghai with a strong academic reputation. With over 12 years of offering the highly respected IB Diploma, and with results that are consistently well above the global average, we have a track record in academic excellence and high standards. However, this is not at the cost of wellbeing. Our inclusive and truly international community values each child in his or her own right. Children are encouraged to develop their talents and interests to foster a genuine and intrinsic love of learning. We hope this balance will allow them to happy, resilient, optimistic, confident and the kind people who form good relationships and make positive contributions to society. They ‘Graduate Worldwise’.

Our students matriculate to leading universities all around the world, including UK, US, Europe, Asia, Canada and more. Their specialty subjects are equally wide ranging, from medicine to music, law to literature, fashion to film, English to engineering and in some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions. We are extremely proud of our alumni network, and many choose to stay in touch, returning back to school to advise and support existing students through their university application processes or simply as career mentors.

However, for me, the foundational strength of Dulwich Pudong lies within our diverse community and our shared values of compassion, inclusivity, and kindness. In the midst of challenging global situations, we have seen the resilience, innovation, and achievements of the Dulwich Pudong community, which are grounded in these values. We are stronger together when we find creative ways to meet challenges and opportunities. 

I invite you to visit us and experience for yourself the atmosphere that makes our College a unique place to grow and learn.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mr. Garry Russell
Head of College