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Dover College, Kent

School Details
School Crest
Effingham Crescent,
United Kingdom,
CT17 9RH

Tel: +44 1304 205969
Fax: +44 1304 242208

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Mr Simon Fisher

Director of Admissions & Marketing:
Alison Wilson

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Entry test or exam, Interview, Non selective school, Scholarship exam, Common Entrance, Taster days, This is a non-selective school, Report from previous school, References, Age 3-11 is for day only while 11-18 is for day and boarding, Please apply to school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

6th Form, Other bursaries, Means tested bursaries, Junior school entry, Drama, Academic, Sport, All-rounder, Senior school entry, Music, Siblings, Art, Choral, Armed forces discounts or bursaries

What we offer

  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Critical thinking
  • Business studies
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Netball
  • Water sports
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Fitness training
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Adventure training
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Chess
  • Orienteering
  • Young Enterprise
  • Horse riding and management
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

School Video

Head PhotoChoosing a school for our children is one of the most important decisions we make. I hope these pages will give you an insight into this happy and successful school community.

Small is beautiful! The values of the family run through Dover College. Our class sizes allow us to nurture confidence, encourage inquisitiveness and celebrate individuality.

We are academically ambitious. We take the time to really get to know each child so that the right balance of challenge and support is in place based on their needs. This is a school which recognises that success is as unique as the individual and celebrates achievement where it represents the personal best for the child.

We like to think differently. Our distinctive curriculum, connecting Early Years right through to Sixth Form, focusses not only on achieving excellent results but also developing inquisitive and creative minds ready for the challenges ahead. We are a member of the Round Square organisation, a group of 150 worldwide schools, and share their commitment to an all-round education. We prize their core values of internationalism, democracy, care for the environment, adventure, leadership and service. We encourage all pupils to participate in sport, music and drama, recognising the way these areas promote leadership, teamwork and self-belief.

We are international and local. We welcome pupils from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, encouraging everyone to be inclusive, unprejudiced, cosmopolitan and outward looking.

We prepare pupils for life after Dover College, and have a strong Alumni and Old Dovorian network. Our university and careers advice is exceptional and we have close links with higher education establishments around the world.

In 2019 we were shortlisted for the TES Awards for our Senior Leadership Team, our Curriculum, our Marketing and as Boarding School of the Year. We're also very proud of our Good Schools Guide review.

Dover College turns 150 next year! This important anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate a century and a half of successful education, during which time nearly five and a half thousand pupils have been educated at the College, as well as reflect on how we will continue to develop into the future. Our development plan, Project 150, is seeing major investment in our sport, music and drama facilities.

Please do come and visit! We are two minutes by road from Dover port, an hour by train from London, and just over an hour and a half by road from Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow airports. My team and I can promise you a very warm welcome.
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