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Year 9 entry

Each academic year around 90 boys join the Middle School into Year 9 (age 13). In addition, 125 boys join the year group from our Lower School, making a total of around 215 boys. 60 of these places are given to boys in UK prep schools who sit the pre-test when they are in Year 6. The remaining 30 places are given to boys who sit the entrance examinations when they are in Year 8.

All candidates sitting for Year 9 Deferred Entry for September 2026 will sit their Entrance Examinations at Dulwich College on Wednesday 6 December 2023 using our own bespoke tests. We will, therefore, not be using the ISEB pre-test for Deferred Entry applicants. Please see Entry Procedure and Practice Tests below for further information.

Please note that candidates cannot apply for both Year 7 and for Year 9 Deferred Entry. The point of entry should be specified when completing the online Registration form, and it will not be possible to change this route after Friday 29 September 2023.

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Alison Williams, The Registrar

Mrs Alison Williams, The Registrar

Polly Twisk, The Registrar

Mrs Polly Twisk, The Registrar

Contact the Registrars

The Registrars are responsible for dealing with enquiries regarding admission to Years 7 to 10, and for the administration of the entry procedure for those year groups.

Please contact the Registrar's office if you have any queries concerning admissions or bursaries:

Telephone: 020 8299 9263