Dulwich College (Singapore) Honoured with Two Tes International School Awards

Dulwich College (Singapore) has recently been lauded with two prestigious awards in the inaugural Tes Awards for International Schools, winning the ‘Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award’ and the ‘Sustainability Award’! The Tes Awards for International Schools bring together educational institutions from around the globe to celebrate excellence and innovation in a diverse range of fields. 

While we were also shortlisted as finalists for International School of the Year, we congratulate the well-deserved winners, Marlborough College, Malaysia, and all the other schools shortlisted. 

In awarding the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award, Tes stated that “Dulwich College (Singapore) has shown how student groups can successfully transform attitudes at schools, while working in tandem with a teaching cohort dedicated to creating a school that supports diversity, equity and inclusion. We have ensured their changes have not been surface-level, by training and supporting staff to ensure they have the knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy to develop student led inclusion, justice, and anti-racist systems while also building a sense of belonging within the community”. Our efforts in this space were acknowledged by Judge Liz Free, CEO and Director at International School Rheintal, Switzerland, who commended our systematic approach and embedded practices that impact diversity efforts across the board. 


Environmental Sustainability, one of our core Guiding Statements, is a cause close to our hearts and central to our educational ethos at Dulwich College (Singapore). The Tes Awards recognised our commitment to environmental stewardship, showcased prominently by the opening of The Greenhouse in 2023. However, Tes noted that “the schools’ sustainable aspirations don’t stop with The Greenhouse. The College has also reduced its energy use by over 200,000kWh/year through changing mindsets, habits, and the actions of the school community. We have reduced waste from our food and catering services company through an uptake of plant-based meals. We've implemented signage encouraging less food waste, seen an increase in composted food, and a reduction in single-use items. These are only some of the actions and results Dulwich College (Singapore) has enacted to fulfil our sustainable vision for the school”. Judge Colin Bell, CEO of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), commended our holistic approach, noting our genuine commitment to sustainability evident in our Environmental, Social, and Governance Report. 

These achievements are a testament to the unwavering dedication, creativity, and passion of our entire community, and help us reaffirm our commitment to building a College that not only excels academically but also leads with integrity, compassion and a sense of responsibility towards our planet and one another. 

Read more on how we achieved these awards on the Tes website below.