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7 Plus (7+) Exam – Dulwich Prep London – Key Admissions Details 2024


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Dulwich Prep London (DPL) is a prestigious independent school located in the Dulwich neighborhood of South London. As the largest boys’ prep setting in the UK, it has a proud tradition of excellence in academic, artistic and athletic pursuits and boasts an impressive list of accomplished alumni, including ambassadors, politicians and renowned musicians. [1]


The school’s mission is to instill a growth mindset in students through an intellectually demanding and enriching curriculum. By promoting a strong work ethic and fostering the development of academic abilities, Dulwich Prep aims to empower children to reach their full potential across various subject areas, including languages, sciences and technology.


DPL’s facilities are truly remarkable and designed to enhance the learning experience. The drama studio is state-of-the-art, featuring impressive functionality that allows students to explore their creativity in a professional setting. The Pennock Centre is an exceptional facility that boasts its own observatory, providing boys with the opportunity to explore the wonders of science and technology through hands-on experiences and research. [3]


Dulwich Prep London 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 42 Alleyn Park SE21 7AA

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 8766 5500

School type: Independent preparatory school for boys

Open days: Each term

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2

Pass mark: Aim for 70%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


Dulwich Prep London 7 Plus (7+) Open Days


Dulwich Prep London regularly hosts tours for visitors to experience the school, learn about its progressive educational approach and explore its extensive facilities. These can be scheduled by filling out an online form, available on this page. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



Dulwich Prep London (DPL) 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


DPL accepts registration forms by the deadline in November of the year preceding entry. After the registration is processed, candidates will be invited to the school to participate in a formal entrance exam and assessment activities, which include games and singing.


Interviews and meetings with the Head of the Lower School and other staff will also take place. Additionally, the school will review your son’s current-school reports and references as part of the admissions process.


If he is successful, he will receive an offer of a place in February, to be accepted with a payment of a £1,850 deposit. This amount will be refunded to you at the end of your child’s career at Dulwich Prep London.


Dulwich Prep London 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


At 7+, Dulwich Prep London provides a limited number of bursaries for academically gifted boys who demonstrate aptitude and promise. The application for these should be submitted by the deadline in November of the year preceding entry.


The selection process includes an assessment and an interview for the candidates and an evaluation of finances for the parents. The confidential statement of financial circumstances must include detailed information about the family’s income and capital resources. Please note that bursaries are subject to annual review and may increase/decrease in value.


Dulwich Prep London 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Dulwich Prep London 7+ entrance exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Online Reasoning test


The English exam will assess your son’s comprehension and writing skills, including punctuation and grammar.


The maths paper is designed to evaluate his skills in problem-solving and arithmetic.


The online Reasoning test is likely to assess Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning skills, such as logical thinking and the ability to understand and interpret.


The normal minimum standard for admission is above the average standard level of attainment for the age group, based on the National Curriculum.


Dulwich Prep London 7 Plus (7+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 70%+ consistently in our 7+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Dulwich Prep London 7+ assessment.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Dulwich Prep London 7 plus exam.


Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!


Dulwich Prep London 7 Plus (7+) Exam Practice Papers


If you are at the very beginning of your 7+ journey, you may wish to start with our range of 6+ resources. These cover the core Maths and English skills your child needs to develop but at a slightly easier level.


Our 6+ range will help your child develop confidence and a strong foundation before they progress further with the 7+ material listed below.




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for the Dulwich Prep London 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing:


Full Practice Tests


7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Comprehension Guide


This guide covers all the key comprehension question types in a clear, step-by-step manner so that both you and your child know exactly what to expect on exam day.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 7+ level.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Dulwich Prep London entrance exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Mathematics Pack 1

7+ Mathematics Pack 2

7+ Mathematics Pack 3

7+ Mathematics Pack 4

7+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


Each of the following skill practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible variations your child may face on exam day:


7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

7+ Mathematics: Addition & Subtraction

7+ Mathematics: Multiplication & Division

7+ Mathematics: Geometry

7+ Mathematics: Number & Place Value

7+ Mathematics: Measurement

7+ Mathematics: Fractions

7+ Mathematics: Statistics


Mathematics Guide


This guide covers the full 7+ maths syllabus step-by-step, teaching your child everything they need to know in a fun and interactive manner.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics




Dulwich Prep London is keen to find students who can listen to instructions, process information and respond accurately. This pack will help develop these key skills:


7+ Listening Pack 1


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7+ Dulwich Prep London Bundle



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Online Reasoning


For the computer-based test assessing Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning skills, we’d recommend our CAT4 Level X practice tests as they are pitched at the relevant difficulty level:


Full Practice Tests


CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 5


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CAT4 Level X Practice Tests Bundle


Skill Practice Tests


To boost your child’s Verbal Reasoning abilities in the lead-up to the 7+ online exam, we recommend that you use the following topic exercises:


CAT4 – Level X – Words


To enhance your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the 7+ online exam, we specifically recommend the following skill exercises:


CAT4 – Level X – Figures



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Dulwich Prep London: Destination Schools


In recent years, destination schools have included:


Dulwich College | Alleyn’s School | King’s College School | City of London School | Tonbridge School | Westminster School | Whitgift School | Winchester College | Bryanston School | St Paul’s School | Eltham College | Radley College | Emanuel School | Wellington College | Harrow School | Bradfield College | Eastbourne College | Epsom College | Eton College | Marlborough College | Royal Russell School | Trinity School.



Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Dulwich Prep London 7+ past papers. The information provided about Dulwich Prep London was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.



Other entry points for Dulwich Prep London:


Click here to learn about Year 1 entry via the 5 Plus (5+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

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