Rules were strictly adhered to in the 60s, one deterrent being the cane which was kept in Mr Knight’s study though it was seldom used, a more usual punishment being an hour’s work in the garden or writing lines. There was a house master who lived in with his wife and children, a matron and house tutor both of whom also lived in, and a ‘live-out’ tutor who came to the house to do supervising duties. Diagonally opposite Dulwich College and well located for all the amenities of Dulwich. The next day, after chapel, the boys were collected by their parents or guardians until eventually, towards the end of the afternoon, Ian would notice a hush had descended on Bell House. At Dulwich the boarding house that came top of all sporting activities, house music and various other competitions was named ‘Cock House’ and Knight was always delighted when Bell House won this title. For the next few weeks, with the large house and huge gardens to themselves, Ian felt like ‘a country squire’. The Matron at this time was Miss Laws and she had the job of keeping the boys looking reasonably neat and tidy while ‘Boots’ would come up from the College to clean the boys’ boots and shoes. 10. Source: Cheryl Spray, View of the pond dug for the Queen's coronation in 1953. As the boy grew the glass eye didn’t and so became loose. There was a kitchen garden to the north side with an enormous greenhouse down the middle housing every kind of fruit imaginable. Boarders ate all meals, even breakfast, up at school rather than at Bell House although food for the invalids was brought down from the school but usually given to Domino as it consisted of ‘gristly slices of cold meat and even colder potatoes’. Featuring a terrace, Innkeeper's Lodge London, Dulwich offers rooms in London, 2.8 km from O2 Academy Brixton and 3.2 km from Crystal Palace Park. More serious offences were dealt with by corporal punishment or a transfer into the ‘naughty’ dorm where the tutor could keep a closer eye. The boys had to take with them everything they needed for their school day as now they were not allowed back to the boarding house before the end of the school day. Bill Tapper worked tirelessly for the Science Masters Association and was later awarded the OBE. Back Judith remembers there was lots to do: the boys would play with the Salter family’s two Great Danes, Tasha and Lara; there was a snooker table in the hall and the boys would be taken on trips to Brighton at the weekend. Dulwich College is a 2–19 independent, day and boarding school for boys in Dulwich, London, England.It began as the College of God's Gift, founded in 1619 by Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, with the original purpose of educating 12 poor scholars.It began to grow into a large school from 1857, and took its current form in 1870 when it moved into its current premises. She would host dinner parties on the landing to take full advantage of the beautiful Venetian window on the first floor. The property dates back to 1608 and during the last 400 years, various extensions and alterations have taken place. Rockets shrieked waist-high above the ground, ricocheting off walls and trees; squibs bounded about the place; golden rain showered imperiously upwards while Catherine Wheels swivelled frantically on the ground; Jacks in the Box shot stars into the dark and parachutes hung in the branches above. The Dulwich College International family of co-educational, academically selective schools has been in Asia since 2003, building bridges between Eastern and Western communities. They had breakfast in the buttery at school then went back to Bell House before returning to school for assembly at 9am. Tuesday was laundry day and Matron had a large laundry room on the ground floor. Old Blew is one of the most historic houses in Dulwich and is set within stunning grounds. Without the teachers, a school is just a building. The Dulwich College International family of co-educational, academically selective schools has been in Asia since 2003, building bridges between Eastern and Western communities. Friday was pocket money day and boys would line up outside the housemaster’s study to collect their cash. In 1992 the College briefly considered leasing Bell House for the new kindergarten (now Dulwich College Kindergarten School or DUCKS) before the Dulwich Estate sold the house into private hands. Each boy had a small amount of space to call his own: a chair to hang his clothes, half of a small chest of drawers, and a tuck box kept under his bed. That no one was hurt was a miracle. Weekly boarders would go home for the weekend but termly boarders needed to be entertained and Ian remembers plenty of culturally enriching trips to galleries and museums which, together with sports practice, matches and Saturday morning school lessons, kept most boys out of trouble. 676 sq ft (62.8 sq m). Christmas carols were always sung around the Christmas tree in the hall with one of the boys precariously carrying a candle lantern on the end of a pole. Terry Walsh joined Bell House as house tutor in the summer of 1955. Judith would try to make the house a home-away-from-home for the boarders and when it was their birthday she would bake them a birthday cake with their initials iced on top. Matron was formal and distant, not the motherly figure of later holders of the post. Source Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight with Domino. Roger went on to teach at Dulwich College, was captain of Surrey cricket and president of the MCC. In the summer his house tutor, Terry Walsh, often came back to his room after duty on Sundays to find a dish of strawberries or raspberries fresh from the garden and a small jug of cream. Applying to Dulwich College Seoul. He was slapped on the back, turned upside down then taken to hospital from where he returned with instructions to wait for the button to pass of its own accord. He was heavily involved in the school cadet corps and would organise camping trips in the Brecon Beacons. At this time there was school on Saturday morning followed by compulsory games in the afternoon. On 5 November they would all go to see the fireworks at Crystal Palace. At the end of the day they could come back on their own but at 6pm they were gathered together again to walk up to school for their supper before being shepherded back to Bell House again to do their homework and get their bags ready for the next day. Reviewed Dulwich Hotels, Airbnb accommodation, Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering cottages in or around Dulwich College or in London. Domino was expelled when he nearly tripped the doctor up. Some boys were more responsible than others and so could be given a little bit more leeway: one boy, who learnt to fly before he could drive, would hire a plane at Biggin Hill and fly himself home to Luxembourg at the end of term. Matron, the house tutor and around thirty 7-13 year olds completed the household. Source: Cheryl Spray, Boarders playing table tennis, 1950s. Dulwich College Suzhou has some of the greatest. Grimshaw completes first school project: a new science building for Dulwich College. There are two hotels within a 20-minute walk of the College. Matron would organise uniforms and every few weeks would arrange for a barber to set up a chair in one of the dorms and give every boy the same haircut: a short back and sides. More civilised games of table tennis and billiards were played in the cellar. Design: Grimshaw. In 2019 Dulwich College was awarded Independent School of the Year for the Performing Arts, acknowledging the work and talent of the Drama and Music departments. In the meantime one of the Frank Dixon Close residents had dashed down to Mr Green’s toy shop in the Village, bought up all the fireworks and taken them back for a show which most of the spectators watched from the safety of their houses. He would make a tour of the rooms to find the house was now empty save for him and his family. Described as a ‘Just William’ character, this boy returned as an adult to visit Bell House in the late 1960s, every inch the responsible adult and immaculate in suit, bowler hat and tightly-furled umbrella. Christopher Elston, who came back to visit the house, told us he was proud to be made a monitor in his third year and was one of the last boys to fag for another as the tradition ended during his time at the College. On the boy’s first morning there came a knock at the house tutor’s door and Terry assumed he needed help with his eye. MAR. Children screamed whilst parents picked up their offspring and ran. Prefects had use of ‘the library’ (now the Wissmann Room), to relax; they would also polish their army boots there. In January 1963 a new Matron was appointed: Mrs M A Parkinson, who replaced Miss I A Greensill who in turn had been temporary cover following the retirement of Miss Laws in 1962. Dorms held anything from four to twelve beds. Sunday’s routine was chapel in the morning with the afternoon being the only significant free time the boys had during the week, though in the 50s and 60s there was compulsory house rugby before free time. Following in their wake came Domino, the Knights’ blue-roan spaniel, ‘gathering up as many slippers in his mouth as he could’. The sick boys were allowed to watch from the windows and everyone else leant over the garden fence as an enormous cardboard box filled with fireworks was ceremoniously carried to the grass circle in the middle of the Close. Roger was responsible for mowing the lawn which took two and a half hours as most of the garden was grass. Dulwich College. Guide Book for New Staff 2020-2021 Download. Our traditions form part of our culture and are firmly embedded in all that we do. Patricia would supplement rations for the sick boys from her own purse. Christopher Elston was a boarder at Bell House from 1962-65. In the cellar there was a model railway and an old sofa. In the holidays David and Patricia Knight would hold celebrated New Year’s Eve parties in the ‘garden dorm’ (what had been the drawing room in earlier times) for around seventy people. Their father built a rock garden culminating in a waterfall into the pond outside the study. Knight also made his own films for the boys’ amusement, recording ordinary life at Bell House: boys doing their homework or walking down to the chapel on Sundays, interspersed with tricks like a dorm’s beds being made in a flash, or tiger skin rugs coming to life. On our Contact page you will find College telephone, email and location details. Dulwich College Hotels, B&Bs and Pubs around London. His wife, Barry, gave her time to the Distressed Gentlefolks Association. Source: Cheryl Spray, View from Frank Dixon Close, late 1950s. The Knight children, Roger and Cheryl, grew up at Bell House and remember the happy times they all had there, including sliding down the banisters and even climbing out of their bedroom windows to  explore the roof, much to the consternation of their mother. He particularly enjoyed attending chapel with the boys on Sundays. Admissions and Applications start now. There were lots of extra-curricular activities at Bell House. They would walk between the College and Bell House unsupervised and would move around London or even travel home alone at the end of term. The original 1767 rooms on the second and third floors served as the housemaster’s family home with a living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor and four bedrooms above them on the top floor. Patricia also used it to distract homesick boys. Conference delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Shanghai. Visit and discover our academic framework and our outstanding academic results. In return for their free accommodation young tutors were given something of a crash course in dealing with energetic young schoolboys; the boys sometimes tested the rules to the limit. Alice worked with Russell Vernon, the Estate architect, and made some changes to the house including the removal of the asbestos partition on the top floor which divided the housemaster’s bedrooms from the rest of the house. One boy, who went on to fight in the Falklands Conflict, took time to send Knight a photograph of Ernest Shackleton’s grave on South Georgia, knowing that Shackleton (also a Dulwich pupil) and his epic journey were passions of Knight’s. Knight encouraged the boys to put on sketches and shows and helped with rehearsals. Danny McFarlane, a boarder in the 1980s, remembers many adventures at Bell House. The family had their own living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor and the whole of the second floor was for their private use, though Astrid was surprised one day when she came out of her bedroom to find a boy’s mother waiting to give her an Easter egg. The property has been extensively improved and updated by the current owners and has a GIA of about 5,883 sq ft (546.6 sq m) which includes the annexe approx. Dulwich College Beijing has built a long history of excellence in international education embedded in British traditions. He was described as a ‘fine soldier whose service to Queen and country will not be forgotten’. John’s father who had himself been a schoolmaster, also lived with them and had his own room on the top floor of the Georgian part of the house. The boys were adopted from Thailand and in the school holidays Bell House provided a wonderful venue for the huge reunions Ian and Astrid would hold with other families who had also adopted children from Thailand. She even cut the boys’ toenails in the 1970s. He was asked to join the school ‘for a term or so’ and stayed for thirty-eight years. Dulwich College Yangon, Pun Hlaing campus Golf Estate Avenue, Hlaing Tharyar Township, 11401, Yangon. Boarders at Bell House had the special privilege of ringing the chapel bell for Sunday services. Source: Cheryl Spray, View from a rear window showing the garden and Frank Dixon Close. Dulwich College Suzhou is an international school in Suzhou, China. The first firework was lit to the usual oohs and aahs and as it died away one of its sparks fell into the cardboard box and set off all the fireworks at once, causing ‘a magnificent Vesuvius-like explosion’. Delivering high academic results and providing a well-rounded education, our schools place alongside the world’s best. Booking now from only £12.10! Dulwich College Seoul opened in the centrally located Seocho District in 2010 and is recognised as a leading international school in the city. After Frank Dixon Way had been built, an issue emerged of children walking to school and having to walk in the road. Turnover of matrons was high at this time as Mrs Parkinson was replaced by Miss KM Peace in November the same year, at a salary of £375 pa. A Miss L Angus and a Miss KM Grey were also appointed matron around this time. Rather than sharing the huts with the boys, staff were able to find some accommodation nearby. On Coronation Day 1953 the whole house wanted to watch the ceremony but there was not enough room to accommodate them all at the same time in front of the small television screen. The shoe pigeonholes are still in place at Bell House as is the walk-in cupboard where Matron dispensed the weekly quotas of starched and ironed shirts with detachable collars so stiff they sometime drew blood when they cut into the neck. Source: Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight mowing the lawn. Most of the garden was lawn, with a wilder part at the end (where Frank Dixon Close is now). Matron organised bath rotas and there was a line drawn in the bath to ensure boys did not waste water. He remembers his room fondly with its bright sunny aspect looking out over the trees and shrubs covering the ha-ha. Source: Cheryl Spray, A proud boarder with his Bell House group photo, Trustee Fabienne Hanton with former residents Roger Knight and Cheryl Spray, Bell House 27 College Road, Dulwich, London  SE21 7BG   registered charity number 115739. In 1957 Tapper was succeeded by David Verdon Knight who had been a pupil at the College and school captain. Source: Cheryl Spray, Boarders and Knight family in the garden. Source: Cheryl Spray, Bell House monitors in the kitchen garden, 1958. As well as valuing its great tradition, Dulwich College is dedicated to providing the very best in modern classrooms, computing, accommodation and sports facilities. John McInley ran in a more relaxed way than the other boarding houses. His salary was £700 pa including a £75 pa supplement for having done two years National Service and for holding a diploma in education. With bed and board paid a young house tutor had next to no outgoings so his salary was all disposable income. David kept the allotment for about ten years until a change of groundsman led to a new plan for the garden and the allotment could no longer be accommodated. Across the Dulwich College International schools, our students have attended masterclasses with Berklee College of Music, Northwestern, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College Dublin. And then the treat of Mr Tapper’s film show on Sunday evening. On Sundays the boys had breakfast an hour later following which they went back to Bell House to get ready for chapel. Members of staff were offered accommodation for the night in the upstairs dorms. The admissions process varies by school. Source: Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight beside the pond. In this section you will find contact details for Dulwich College academic staff, including those who work in the Junior School and DUCKS. Design & Technology teacher Tony Salter took over as housemaster in 1977, moving in with his wife Judith and daughters Emma and Joanna. Admissions are open. When the boy joined Bell House, Terry Walsh was instructed in how to put the eye in and take it out again. Admissions and Applications start now. Terry remembers the London smogs when cold weather combined with pollution from coal fires to form a thick mixture of smoke and fog. A chair just outside the housemaster’s study awaited miscreants, and punishments (known as fatigues) such as weeding the drive were handed out for minor misdemeanours. One dormitory (for the nine youngest boys and one older boy) was on the ground floor and known as the garden dorm, with another four dorms on the first floor: the captain’s (sleeping seven), the large front and the small front dorms. It was used in pranks like being dropped at inopportune moments or being rolled across desks to distract teachers. Welcome Conference Details Venue Visa Arrival in Shanghai. The Knights moved to Hollybrow, at the top of Sydenham Hill and described by Knight as a ‘mini-Bell’. There was plenty of room with a bed, table, two armchairs by the windows and two built in cupboards and Fergus decorated with large posters of famous composers. After that she blamed him for every misdemeanour she came across. Some boys had to be reminded that sterling was the only acceptable currency for the chapel collection, lest they were tempted to keep the penny and offload a coin from another country. The corridor between the back stairs and the back door was filled with indoor and outdoor shoes, coats, caps, bags. For details of Senior Staff and Governors, please see the relevant pages.On our Contact page you will find College telephone, email and location details. Not all the boys were so fondly remembered, one boy leaned out of his dormitory window and sprayed weed-killer over Matron’s window-box below. He had always longed to have the post of housemaster and was delighted to take over what he called one of the most gracious buildings in Dulwich. At that time the masters wore stiff white collars which got so filthy that they were given permission to use paper disposable collars instead. In the morning David Knight did not like the boys waking to the bell; he preferred to go round each dorm and wake them up himself. He emerged protesting that he was just about to explore further, despite the rat he encountered, but Knight forbade him from trying again. The only casualty was a boarder who had been absent-mindedly chewing one of his coat’s buttons when the violence of the explosion caused him to swallow it. At the end of the evening there was a string to pull to tell the boys still in bed that they needed to get back in. In other years Bell House hosted Bonfire Night parties when the scouts came to join the boys in building a bonfire and cooking sausages. 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