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    Dilworth Scholarships are Now Open for 2025

    Full Boarding scholarships available
    Introducing DAY SCHOOL for Years 7 & 8 (Intermediate school)

    Our upcoming Open Days are:-
    Junior Campus - Sunday 24th March, 2pm  |  Senior Campus - Sunday 7th April, 2pm  |  Junior Campus - Sunday 19th May, 2pm

    Learn more here

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Dilworth is unique in the New Zealand educational landscape. Fully funded scholarships give exceptional young men, with great attitudes to life and study, the advantage of a private education. Top-quality teaching, small class sizes, supported by a strong approach to student care, ensure Dilworth students are equipped both academically and emotionally to reach their capabilities and pursue personal excellence.

Supporting the development of the entire individual is an integral part of the Dilworth experience. Our students are offered a wealth of opportunities including sports, music, drama, cultural groups, and outdoor education as well as the chance to participate in community service. 

The school’s mission, expressed in the will of founder James Dilworth, over 100 years ago, still holds today. Dilworth is expressly for students whose family circumstances, for many reasons, may prevent them from accessing the opportunities that will help them to fulfil their potential.

Dilworth offers a modern approach to weekly boarding and in 2025 we are also offering a Day School Option at our Junior School.



Year 13 students gained University Entrance in 2023
(47.2% National Average)


Year 13 students gained NCEA Level 3 in 2023
(66.2% National Average)


Year 13 students from the Class of 2022 were either enrolled in tertiary study, doing an apprenticeship or employed on 1 April 2023

Commitment to Child Safety at Dilworth School

Dilworth cares deeply about the safety, welfare, and well-being of those in our school community. Today Dilworth has zero tolerance for abuse of any kind- safeguarding and wellbeing of students are in line with current and world-leading best practices. In September 2022 Dilworth was the first school in New Zealand to gain Child Wise Accreditation.

Child Wise is an Australian-based programme designed to assist organisations in embedding Child Wise Safeguarding Standards.


Dilworth is committed to a mindset of continuous awareness and improvement. Ten Australian National Child Safe Principles guide our school as we uphold an environment where student safety and wellbeing are intrinsic to our culture and remain at the centre of our thinking, values and actions.



Dilworth Response

Dilworth Response oversees the Dilworth Trust Board’s commitment to fully, openly and honestly confronting the issue of historical sexual and other abuse that occurred at Dilworth School and to support former students, who were abused, to heal. www.dilworthresponse.org.nz.  



A Dilworth scholarship can assist families and caregivers to give their young man the education they know he deserves.
A scholarship to Dilworth is worth more than $50,000 per year and covers tuition, books, uniforms, sports fees and music tuition, school trips and camps, outdoor education, dedicated careers advisors and boarding (day school option available for Junior Campus). 


Dilworth offers a multitude of opportunities, a strong pastoral care system and quality teaching.


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