Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn, Headmaster
The Dragon’s reputation as a School where every child can find, explore and develop their talents has been well earned over many generations. Our sense of philanthropy, kindness and service, shared by Dragons young and old, also reflects the School’s founding values and core ethos.
Our pupils are articulate, happy and engaged. They become life-long learners, team players, leaders and innovators. True to our School’s foundation, girls and boys are encouraged to use their imaginations, to think creatively, to explore the world around them and to strive for excellence. We equip our pupils with the skills they will need for their future senior schools and for the world beyond.
Surrounded by the university city of Oxford, pupils at the Dragon are immersed in an inspiring and varied academic curriculum. The children benefit from excellent facilities and a tremendous range of extra-curricular, cultural and sporting activities. Indeed, across the curriculum many of our pupils achieve scholarships and awards to a range of senior schools.
Every child, whether a boarding or day pupil, from overseas and those living closer to home, are all nurtured and cared for as individuals. Here, friendships are made and lessons learned that will last a lifetime.
I am exceptionally proud of how all members of the Dragon community demonstrated resilience, adaptability and creativity in embracing our Virtual Holistic Curriculum during the Summer 2020 lockdown. It is wonderful to welcome back our pupils and staff and see Dragon life resume more dynamic and energetic than ever before.
We do hope that you are able to visit the Dragon to see this unique School in action.