Year 9 entry

Open Days and Visits 2017 - 2018

Middle School Visits (for Year 9 candidates)

The Head of Middle School is happy to meet prospective candidates and their parents on an individual basis. To arrange an appointment please telephone the Registrar on 020 8299 9263.

There are also Open Afternoons where boys and parents can visit the College and meet the Master and Head of Middle School who will speak at 2.30pm.

Wednesday 13 September 2017 2.15pm
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Thursday 9 November 2017 2.15pm

Numbers are limited and to reserve a place on one of these tours please contact the Registrar on 020 8299 9263. On arrival at the College visitors should go to the Lower Hall.

Entry Procedures and Timetable

Entry to Year 9, September 2018

Age on 1 September 2018 13.00 – 13.11
Number of places available 70
Scholarships and Bursaries Available
Registration Form Middle School
Closing Date for Registration Friday 17 November 2017, 12 noon
Dates of Entrance Examinations Saturday 20 January 2018
Examinations Written papers in English, Mathematics, Science and Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Boys who accept a place will need to sit either a French or Spanish examination in June 2018 (this is for setting purposes only)
Interview Dates Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 3 February 2018


The offer of a place at the College is subject to the College’s Standard Terms and Conditions and made on the basis of

  • the candidate’s performance in the appropriate examination or test
  • an interview
  • a confidential report from the Head of the candidate’s present school and is

The Interview

Candidates who show promise in the written papers are invited to attend for an interview shortly after the examination. Our aim is to provide a friendly atmosphere for the interview during which the candidate will be allowed the opportunity to give further evidence of his academic strengths, an indication of interests and abilities and how he might make a contribution to the general life of the College.

Extra Time in Entrance Examinations

Additional time is available for boys who have an Educational Psychologist’s report that shows they have below average scores for speed of cognitive processing. Use of a computer is available for boys for whom it is the normal way of working and where it is appropriate to their needs. Please make the Registrar aware of this at the time of application.

Specimen Papers

All candidates:

English Paper

Maths Syllabus

Maths Paper A

Maths Paper A mark scheme

Maths Paper B

Maths Paper B mark scheme

Maths Paper C

Maths Paper C mark scheme

Maths Paper D

Maths Paper D mark scheme

Science Syllabus Summary

Science Paper

(French or Spanish examinations will be taken in June prior to entry by boys who accept an offer of a place at Dulwich College)

Request a printed prospectus

Senior School Prospectus

Register your son

The registration form should be completed and returned by post to The Registrar, Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD. The registration fee can either be paid either by cheque, payable to Dulwich College or online via WisePay. Please note no application will be registered until the fee has been received.

Registration form

For candidates seeking admission to the Middle School (Year 9)

September 2018 registration deadline

Friday 17 November 2017, 12.00 noon

Contact the Registrar

The Registrar, Mrs Sarah Betts, and the Assistant Registrar, Mrs Alison Williams, 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

Mrs Sarah Betts

The Registrar

Mrs Alison Williams

Assistant Registrar

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