School Name Dulwich College Junior School
Description Boys’ day school. Full or weekly boarding is available from Year 7 (11+)
Age range 7-11
Size 220 approx. Approx 45 boys join in Year 3. Around a third come from Ducks – the College’s kindergarten and infant school.
Fees £6077 per term
Address Dulwich Common, London,SE21 7LD
Telephone (general enquiries) +44 (0)20 8299 8432
Head Dr Toby Griffiths
Registrar – Junior School Mrs JoAnn Thornton
Director of Finance (for whole College) Mr Nigel Prout
Dulwich College Junior School is situated on the senior school’s main campus, but has its own modern, purpose-built facilities. Boys are described as ‘bright, interesting and full of boundless enthusiasm’. It’s well regarded for its excellent extra curricular offer in sport, music and drama, as well as being an academically rigorous. March 2016 saw its inaugural ‘Junior School Symposium’ – an inspirational day of cross discipline teaching and free learning based on the theme of movement. We can’t wait to here about next year’s theme!
Approximately 90% of boys move on to Dulwich College.
Boys enter at 7+ (main intake), 8+ and 9+ by competitive examination and assessment. Occasional places are available at 10+. They are also subject to examination and assessment.
The first entry point is in Year 3 via the 7 plus exam. Strategically, entry via the seven plus exam makes most sense, as it can get even more competitive at higher age groups as there are less places. There are 6-8 places available in Year 4 (8+) and Year 5 (9+).
The Junior School Prospectus can be downloaded here.
Applications: Boys are normally registered between September and November of the year prior to entry, although they will take registrations earlier.
Download the registration form here.
The registration deadline is in November. Registration fee: £100
The school will contact the parents of all registered candidates early in the autumn term of the year prior to entry, to ask for confirmation that their son/s be entered as candidates for the entrance examination. A separate fee is payable at this point for confirmed candidates. The deadline for the return of the exam form is in October.
Open Days/Visits: Parents are encouraged to visit the school during term time. The head takes groups of up to five families around on Friday mornings during the Michaelmas and Summer terms. This provides an excellent opportunity to see Dulwich College Junior School at work and to discuss the details of the entry procedure. To reserve a place, contact the registrar, JoAnn Thornton here: email@example.com
In addition, parents and boys are welcome to attend an Open Day, when current pupils will be your guides. Ask them any question you like and you should get honest answers.
There is also a Parents’ Evening for registered candidates joining the school in September. This provides a great opportunity to listen to and meet key members of staff including the Head of the Junior School, the Master of the College and a Year 13 student who’s been through the Junior School. Additional staff – including the Learning Support Co-ordinator – will also be on hand to answer questions.
Assessment: the Dulwich College Junior seven plus exam includes papers in English, maths and non-verbal reasoning. Exams will take place in January. Successful candidates will be invited back in mid-January for a morning of group activities as well as a short individual interview.
Candidates are asked to sit assessments in mathematics, English (writing and reading comprehension) and non-verbal reasoning. The vast majority of boys who are successful will be working at National Curriculum Level 3, which is above the national average for their age.
7 plus English practice papers, ideal for Dulwich College Junior School 7+ exam preparation:
7 plus Maths practice papers, ideal for Dulwich College Junior School 7+ exam preparation:
7 plus Reasoning practice papers, ideal for Dulwich College Junior School 7+ exam preparation:
7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (Non-verbal Reasoning sections only)
7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (Non-verbal Reasoning sections only)
7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (Non-verbal Reasoning sections only)
7 plus Listening practice papers, ideal for Dulwich College Junior School 7+ exam preparation:
About 90 – 100 candidates are invited back for the Activity Morning. Boys are organised into groups of approx. ten and engage in a selection of activities including sport, music and team-building projects. The aim is to assess potential and see how a boy interacts with his peers.
Boys will be monitored on their ability to follow instructions and their enthusiasm and capacity for teamwork. In addition all the boys will have a one-to-one chat with a senior staff member when they will read a short passage and answer questions on it, do some mental mathematics and engage in a relaxed chat about themselves and their interests. Staff will be skilled in bringing out the best in the candidates they interview!
The expectation is that all boys transfer to Dulwich College Lower School (Years 7 and 8). This means boys are prepared for the same examination that will be taken by external applicants in the January of their final year.
Academic scholarships of between 10% and 30% of tuition fees are awarded automatically to the top-performing boys entering Year 3 (7+). There is no need to make a formal, separate scholarship application.
Further opportunities exist for boys to gain scholarships later in their College career, on entry to Year 7 (11+) or Year 9 (13+).
A limited number of means-tested bursaries are awarded annually to very able boys entering Year 3 (7+) where parents are unable to pay the full tuition fee. Applicants are considered on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination and interview. Parents will be asked to complete a confidential statement of financial circumstances, which will be reviewed annually. Parents interested in applying for an entry bursary are asked to indicate this on their registration form.
Scholarships and bursaries are not available for boys entering at Year 4 (8+), Year 5 (9+) or Year 6 (10+), but all junior boys are considered for scholarships at Year 7 (11+) when they move up to the College.
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