Dolphin School (Incorporating Noahs Ark Nursery Schools)

Type Independent School
Age Range 2-11
Religion Christian
Address 106 Northcote Road
SW11 6QW
Reference Number 101084



The Dolphin School, located at SW11 6QW in London, is a premier educational institution with a unique history that encompasses Noah's Ark Nursery Schools. Established as a single-sex prep school in 2013, Dolphin School proudly expands its educational journey by incorporating the well-respected Noah's Ark Nursery Schools. Within this thriving and innovative learning environment, young students grow through various stages of development: from nursery and Reception to Year 6. The school promotes a balanced and holistic curriculum, emphasizing academic excellence and engaging co-curricular activities, to prepare its pupils for later admission to top national and independent schools.

Dolphin School maintains close partnerships with parents and fosters strong community ties. The institution remains amongst the top medium-sized prep schools in the UK, as illustrated by its 2021 ranking. Being situated in the heart of Battersea, the school boasts state-of-the-art facilities, providing educators and students with a modern, stimulating, and safe learning environment. Academically, the school consistently achieves outstanding results, with a significant number of pupils leaving with scholarships to a range of leading senior schools. The school also places great importance on supporting pupils with special educational needs.

Furthermore, Dolphin School offers extensive enrichment opportunities, such as a Friday Club where students provide a platform for celebrating local businesses. Such activities help the young learners develop essential life skills. The staff at Dolphin School is an extraordinary group of experienced educators, providing an exceptional level of support, reference, and authority in a rich variety of subjects.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 53.61%
Girls: 46.39%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 Unknown
2 Unknown
3 Unknown
4 Unknown
5 Unknown
6 Unknown

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2011-04-01
Date Description Report
2011-02-16 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2007-02-01 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:

Name Distance
Belleville Primary School
Belleville Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6PR
0.08 miles
Honeywell Junior School
Honeywell Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6EF
0.21 miles
Honeywell Infant School
Honeywell Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6EF
0.22 miles
ARK John Archer Primary Academy
Plough Road, Battersea, London, SW11 2AA
0.51 miles
Park House School
48 North Side, Wandsworth Common, London, London, SW18 2SL
0.55 miles
Parkgate House School
80 Clapham Common, Clapham Common, Northside, London, SW4 9SD
0.59 miles
Christ Church CofE Primary School
Batten Street, Battersea, London, SW11 2TH
0.73 miles
Wandsworth Preparatory School
The Old Library, 2 Allfarthing Lane, London, SW18 2PQ
0.75 miles
Belleville Wix Academy
Wix's Lane, Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0AJ
0.76 miles
Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School
Nightingale Square, Balham, London, SW12 8QJ
0.76 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Battersea
Este Road, London, SW11 2TD
0.84 miles
Falconbrook Primary School
Wye Street, Battersea, London, SW11 2LX
0.87 miles
Shaftesbury Park Primary School
Ashbury Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5UW
0.88 miles
Allfarthing Primary School
St Ann's Crescent, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2LR
0.89 miles
Alderbrook Primary School
Oldridge Road, Balham, London, SW12 8PP
0.91 miles
Macaulay Church of England Primary School
Victoria Rise, Clapham, SW4 0NU
0.91 miles
St Faith's CofE Primary School
Alma Road, East Hill, London, SW18 1AE
0.93 miles
Swaffield School
St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2SA
0.96 miles
John Burns Primary School
Wycliffe Road, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5QR
1.02 miles
Trinity St Mary's CofE Primary School
6 Balham Park Road, London, SW12 8DR
1.1 miles
Name Distance
Ark Bolingbroke Academy
Wakehurst Road, London, SW11 6BF
0.12 miles
Thomas's Clapham
Broomwood Road, Wandsworth, London, SW11 6JZ
0.31 miles
Centre Academy London
92 St John's Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1SH
0.48 miles
Oak Lodge School
101 Nightingale Lane, Balham, London, SW12 8NA
0.64 miles
Oak Lodge School
Heath View, East Finchley, London, N2 0QY
0.64 miles
Thames Christian School
12 Grant Road, London, SW11 2FR
0.84 miles
Chestnut Grove Academy
Chestnut Grove, Balham, 45 Chestnut Grove, London, SW12 8JZ
1 miles
The Elms Academy
Elms Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9ET
1.13 miles
Nightingale Community Academy
Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7DF
1.15 miles
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School
Atkins Road, London, SW12 0AB
1.15 miles
Harris Academy Battersea
401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP
1.15 miles
Thomas's Battersea
28-40 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3JB
1.23 miles
Saint John Bosco College
Parkham Street, Battersea, London, SW11 3DQ
1.25 miles
Ernest Bevin Academy
Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7DF
1.38 miles
Harris Academy Clapham
Clarence Avenue, 33 Clarence Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4 8LD
1.47 miles
Burntwood School
Burntwood Lane, London, SW17 0AQ
1.48 miles
The Laurels School
Our Lady's Close, Hermitage Road, SE19 3FA
1.48 miles
The Hurlingham Academy
Peterborough Road, Fulham, London, SW6 3ED
1.49 miles
Southfields Academy
333 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JU
1.58 miles
Garratt Park School
Waldron Road, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London, SW18 3TB
1.62 miles


Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)