Year 13 Graduation Ceremony Details – Important Information

Dear Parents and Guardians of Year 13 Students,

We are delighted to invite you to our Year 13 Graduation ceremony to celebrate a significant milestone in your child’s academic journey here at DBIS.

Date: Thursday 20th June
Time: 4pm (please arrive 10 minutes before to take your seats)
Location: The Globe (Main Campus)
Dress Code: Formal attire

Year 13 students have been informed of their dress code for the ceremony. Students are encouraged to wear suits or smart trousers/skirts with a shirt and tie/blouse. Smart dresses can also be worn. Students should avoid wearing jeans, t-shirts or casual attire. Smart shoes are also expected, so please ensure your child is not wearing trainers, flip-flops or Crocs.

As this is a formal event, with opportunities for family photographs with our graduates, we would also encourage attendees to dress accordingly.

We kindly request that you arrive at the venue at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony. This will allow ample time for seating arrangements and for you to find your designated spot. Unfortunately, guests arriving after the ceremony has started will not be allowed entry.

Please find a list of key dates that have been shared with Year 13 students.

Monday 17th June – Year 13 students to visit the changing rooms in the Globe to try on their cap and gown. These will be available from Ivy between 9am and 11am. Parent volunteers will be steam the gowns from 11am. 

Wednesday 19th June – Graduation rehearsal from 2.30 pm. Students should be dressed in formal attire. 

Thursday 20th June – Graduation ceremony 4pm*–5 pm followed by a drinks reception for students/parents.

Bus from 6.15pm (for staff and students) to our Graduation Dinner venue: Madame Fu. 

* Please note 4pm is the time the ceremony will begin. Students need to arrive by 2.30pm to change and attend a rehearsal.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us on this momentous occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of your child.

If you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me via email [email protected].

We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with you.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Boddington

(Head of Year 13)