Dulwich College is an independent day and boarding school for boys founded in 1619. Around 70 boys are admitted into the Senior school in Year 7, with the rest of the year group coming up from the Junior School.
We recommend arranging to visit the school on an open day prior to registration. You can find the available open days and book your place here:Open Days
You should register your son no later than the end of September in Year 6. You can find the online registration form here:Registration Form
All registered boys will be invited to sit a written examination in January of Year 6. This will consist of four papers covering English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
You can find sample papers for the test here:Year 7 Entry Papers
We would recommend preparing for this test by ensuring that your son has a comprehensive understanding of the KS2 national curriculum. The campaign area of Atom Nucleus will help to ensure you have spent the optimal amount of time in each subject and close any gaps in knowledge. For the Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning component, it is crucial to become familiar with the styles of reasoning that these questions require. Atom Nucleus allows you to do unlimited practice questions, and is packed with high quality videos and helpsheets to help develop your understanding. This is a powerful tool, proven to significantly improve performance in VR and NVR. Atom Nucleus also allows you to take unlimited practice tests - these will help you to identify your son’s strengths and weaknesses so he can use his time as effectively as possible in revision.
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The school will also request a reference from your son’s current Headteacher.
Boys who have done well in the written test will be invited to an interview at the College. Around 160 boys will be invited to interview, with 70 going on to receive offers.
Offers will be received shortly after the interviews take place.
Candidates will be automatically assessed for Scholarships as part of the admissions process.
You can see full details of the scholarships available here:Scholarships
A range of financial support is available, and you can find the latest information here:Bursaries Information