Year 9 entry

Each academic year around 75 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 210 boys.

Open Days and Visits 2019 - 2020

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 experience the Middle School. These are on:

Wednesday 11 September 2019 2.15pm
Wednesday 9 October 2019 2.15pm
Thursday 7 November 2019 2.15pm
Wednesday 18 March 2020 2.15pm
Wednesday 6 March 2020 2.15pm

Numbers of places 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

Tabs

Entry to Year 9 in September 2020

Age of applicant For boys born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007
Number of places available 70
Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarships and Bursaries Available
Closing Date for Registration Friday 8 November 2019, midday
Dates of Entrance Examinations Saturday 25 January 2020
Examinations Written papers in English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 
Number of boys invited for interview 120
Interview Dates Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February 2020
Offer Date End of February 2020

Selection

The offer of a place at the College is made on the basis of

  • the candidate’s performance in the appropriate examination
  • an interview
  • a report from the Head of the candidate’s present school

and is subject to the College’s Standard Terms and Conditions.

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 and some indication of interests and abilities with which 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.

Deferred entry to Year 9 in September 2022

Age of applicant For boys born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009
Number of places available 60
(20 additional places will be offered to boys who sit the entrance examinations in 2022)  
Applicants eligible Boys at 13+ Prep Schools in the UK
Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarships and Bursaries Available
Successful applicants will be invited to apply when they are in Year 8
Closing date for Registration Friday 18 October 2019, midday
Examinations ISEB pre-test in Michaelmas term 2019 at their Prep schools. Candidates who are invited for interview will be assessed further in English and Mathematics
Number of boys invited for interview 90
Interview Dates Monday 9 December to Thursday 12 December 2019
Offer Date End of February 2020

Selection

The offer of a place at the College is made on the basis of

  • the candidate’s performance in the appropriate examination
  • an interview
  • a report from the Head of the candidate’s present school

and is subject to the College’s Standard Terms and Conditions.

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 and some indication of interests and abilities with which 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

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 (non-refundable) 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)

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
Email: the.registrar@dulwich.org.uk

Mrs Sarah Betts

The Registrar

Mrs Alison Williams

Assistant Registrar

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