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The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Kent

School Details
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United Kingdom,
CT15 5EQ

Tel: +44 1304 245023
Fax: +44 1304 245019

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Alex Foreman

Caroline Cant

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
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:

Report from previous school, Interview, Please apply to school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

6th Form, Sport, Boarding, Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Music

What we offer

  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Engineering
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Psychology
  • Photography
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Shooting
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Adventure training
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Corps of drums
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy

This school operates 52 weeks in the year.
Head PhotoThe Duke of York's Royal Military School is a co-educational state boarding school with Academy status, for students aged 11 to 18. We welcome applications from all students who wants to study for their GCSEs and A Levels at our unique and iconic school with its strong traditions.

50% of our students are from serving military families, with 50% from non military families.

We have a dedicated sixth form centre, Centenary House where our students, after their GCSEs, move onto to study for their A levels and also to help them prepare for life at University. Centenary House offers single or double en-suite accommodation in a beautiful purpose built building.

We offer a quality education at a very good price - £13,500 per year (2018/19) or £4,500 per term.

Located in Dover, Kent (the Garden of England), we are very close to Dover's busy ferry port and Eurotunnel, and only an hour's train journey from London via the High Speed Link to St Pancras International.

We are pleased to offer the increased flexibility of weekly boarding as well as full boarding. This means that with parental permission, students can opt to go home most weekends after Saturday lessons and commitments. They can return Sunday night or early Monday morning.

The school puts particular emphasis on traditional values such as courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline as we believe it helps our students develop character and skills for life. The school often attracts amazing opportunities for our students such as the military band being invited to perform at Twickenham and The Sun Military Awards, or being included in the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as Westminster Abbey.

Our pupils enjoy many sports and activities, Combined Cadet Force (CCF) from Year 9 to 13, and have the opportunity to develop their leadership and team working skills by taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, (DofE).

The school works in partnership with a range of different schools locally, nationally and internationally and values the diversity that these partnerships bring.

The school is non-selective, but all pupils are invited to a 'suitability for boarding' interview. We encourage you to visit us for a hosted tour of the school to answer any questions you may have.

Please visit our website for more information www.doyrms.com or please contact our school Registrar Miss Caroline Cant on 01304 245073.
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