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9 plus (9+) Exam – Dulwich College Junior School – What you need to know


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Dulwich College Junior School is an academically selective day school for boys in London. Striving to provide pupils with an appropriate academic challenge, the school offers a strong teaching provision.


Boys take lessons in English, mathematics, science, history, geography, RS, music, art, DT, drama, dance, philosophy, French, computing, PE, games and wellbeing.


The diverse co-curriculum further boosts boys’ potential, enhancing their capacity for creative thought and physical activity. Over 70 clubs are on offer, ranging from book club, chess and coding to cooking, film club and karate.


Trips and educational visits are an integral part of the co-curricular programme, allowing boys to explore the world around them and develop intellectual curiosity. Destinations have included Hampton Court, The Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Modern.


Rated as ‘Excellent’ by ISI in every category, the school invests in maintaining high academic standards and hence produces confident, courteous and responsible citizens who approach life’s challenges with boldness and determination.


Dulwich College Junior School 9 Plus (9+) Exam Information


Entry Level Nine Plus (9+) exam

School Name Dulwich College Junior School

Description Boys; day school

Age range 7-11 (Boys then go on to the Lower School aged 11-13)

Size 220 approx.

Fees £6,554 per term (excludes individual music lessons and music exam entry fees)

Address Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

Admissions Office 0208 299 8432 or


Open Events for Dulwich College 9 Plus (9+) Entry


To see the Junior School at work and to discuss the details of the entry procedure, it is highly recommended that you and your son attend Open Events.


Parent Tours are held with the aim of providing families with the opportunity to take a tour of facilities led by the Head and ask questions of interest. Booking of spots is made through the Admissions Team.


Junior School Open Days, Open Mornings and Open Afternoons consist of a range of fun activities, including informal chats with key members of staff and presentations. Booking for these events is made using online forms which can be accessed through this page.


Later in the year, in November, the school holds Registered Parents Evening for parents of registered boys. The event includes speeches from the Head of the Junior School, the Master of the College and a Year 13 student, who began his Dulwich College career in the Junior School. Following the presentations, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of interest to your child.


Dulwich College 9 Plus (9+) Admissions


Entry into Year 5  is competitive, consisting of a two-stage examination process. The Stage 1 exam takes place in December and assesses boys through an online test.


Candidates who have shown sufficient promise in these assessments will be invited back in January for an individual interview, during which their Maths and English skills will also be tested.


Decisions on a boy’s suitability will be based on his examination results, his performance in the interview, his school report and his approach to learning and social skills, as demonstrated throughout a group activity.


Dulwich College Junior School 9 Plus (9+) Exam Format


The Stage 1 9+ exam at Dulwich College Junior School consists of:


  • Online Reasoning test


The assessment will be age-standardised, comprising a variety of Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions.


Successful candidates will be invited to sit further examinations, taking place the following month.



The Stage 2 9+ exam at Dulwich College Junior School consists of:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.


The maths paper tests addition and subtraction of single digits, tens and units, and hundreds. In addition, boys should also show an understanding of fractions of shapes, be able to interpret simple bar graphs and solve a range of two and three-step mathematical problems.


Dulwich College Junior School 9 Plus (9+) Exam Practice Papers


Recommendations for each section of the Dulwich College Junior School 9 Plus exam can be found below:


Stage 1 Exam


Online Reasoning Test


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Stage 2 Exam




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for the Dulwich College Junior School 9+ English exam:


Full Practice Tests


9+ English Pack 1

9+ English Pack 2


Comprehension Skills


9+ Inference Skills

9+ Reading Workbook

9+ Vocabulary and Grammar


Writing Skills


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9+ Rewrite & Improve

9+ Spelling

9+ Punctuation


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The following 9+ practice papers have proven to be ideal for Dulwich College Junior School maths exam preparation:


Full Practice Tests


9+ Maths Pack 1

9+ Maths Pack 2


Targeted Skill Development


9+ Mental Arithmetic

9+ Problem Solving




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of Dulwich College Junior School 9+ entrance exam:


9+ Listening Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Dulwich College Junior School 9+ past papers. The information provided about Dulwich College Junior School 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 College Junior School:


Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

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

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 9 entry via the 13 Plus (13+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 12 entry via the 16 Plus (16+) Exam

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