History of DKH

Dog Kennel Hill opened on 11 January 1938 with 4 teachers and 133 children. Here are some photographs from 1938, shortly after the school opened.

The new school was quite a showcase, built by London County Council Architect E.P.Wheeler on a 1.5 acre site of high ground on the Council’s East Dulwich Housing Estate.


Why is it called Dog Kennel Hill?

The lane running from Camberwell Church Street to Goose Green used to be known as Dog Kennel Lane, probably because it went near kennels on the estate of Prince George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne, who is said to have had his hunting lodge on Denmark Hill.


Who do you know?

Have a look at these photographs of past classes. Are you one of the children?

Can you help?

Please let us know if you have any old photographs, school work, or memories relating to DKH’s past. We’d love to share them.