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Dover College
Effingham Crescent, CT17 9RH, UK Dover
+44 (0)1304 205969

Dover College is situated in the stunning surroundings of the medieval St. Martin 's Priory in Dover, and is an outstanding boarding school and day school providing education appropriate to the needs of each individual pupil.

The school divides into four parts: the Infant and Junior Department (ages 4 to 11), Priory (ages 12 - 13), Lower College (ages 14 - 16) and the Sixth Form (ages 17 - 18).

Pupils here benefit enormously from the excellent teaching they receive and from the breadth of education on offer; they participate fully in a broad range of sports and activities, and they leave school with the qualifications, skills and experience needed to face the future with confidence.

Here at Dover College we have a broad spectrum of people; we are coeducational and have both day and boarding pupils. For many years we have attracted pupils from the local area, Continental Europe and the rest of the world; this international dimension is a particular strength of the school.



Dover College is a boarding school and day school. There is excellent boarding facilities for both boys and girls and weekly or full-time boarders. The boarding accommodation is located within the Close of Dover College, making it a tight-nit community in a safe environment.

A resident Housemaster or Housemistress together with a Deputy Housemaster/mistress staff each House.

Dover College has a strong tradition of pastoral care delivered through the House system. The School is a very friendly and supportive community and pupils benefit from this well structured system of pastoral care. Pupils of all ages (from 11 years old) across the various year groups are well-integrated with each other.

All boarding pupils are given comfortable well furnished accommodation. Sixth formers have a room of their own within each of the boarding Houses. 11 to 15 year old pupils tend to share double or triple rooms. Many pupils bring their own computers and other equipment into school. Communication with friends and relations outside school is easy and arrangements for weekend leave are as flexible as possible.

Boarding pupils are given easy access to the School's facilities throughout the week and benefit from a well planned programme of activities on the Activity Saturdays. Every Sunday throughout the year, an activity or an outing is arranged for the younger boarders. More senior pupils are able to participate in the Sunday programme but most prefer to have some time of their own to work or socialise with other pupils.

Each boarding House has good entertainment facilities and House-based events, such as parties and outings, occur on a regular basis.

There is a healthy rivalry between all Houses, including Day Houses. Houses compete with each other on the games field and on other occasions. The highlights of the year are the House Music Competition and House Drama Competition, which are always keenly contested!

Why not take an overview Tour of the facilities before you come and visit our pupils at Dover College? Click on: Tour

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KEY STAGE ONE - Infant and Junior Department

In the Reception class, the curriculum is based on the Foundation Stage of the National curriculum. This is covered in six areas of learning, which provides a holistic educational approach appropriate to the younger child's development. These six areas are:-

· Personal, social and emotional development
· Communication, language and literacy
· Mathematical development
· Knowledge and understanding of the world
· Physical development
· Creative development

These are largely taught via themes throughout the term. The main themes for the Michaelmas Term, for example, are 'ourselves' and 'colour, shape and pattern'.

Years 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum with enrichment. Literacy and numeracy are taught daily in discrete classes. Each class also follows its own science topics, and cover foundation subjects in a two year rolling programme.

Music, swimming and French are taught by specialist teachers. Specialist teaching areas used are the ICT centre and sports facilities, including a dance studio.

The pupils are tested at the end of key stage 1.

KEY STAGE TWO - Infant and Junior Department

Years 3 to 6 are taught largely by their own classteacher. The core curriculum - literacy, numeracy and science are generally taught by their own classteacher. A yearly programme for the foundation subjects is followed. A more holistic approach has been adopted, with the history, geography and RE schemes of work being linked together with art, where possible, to enable the delivery of a more experiential and stimulating curriculum.

Music and French are taught by specialist teachers, and the juniors also have access to specialist teaching areas, such as the sports facilities, Learning Resource Centre and the ICT centre. All pupils have a weekly skills lesson in the ICT centre and extra sessions are booked to enhance learning in other subjects. Each class has a PC and there are also five laptop computers in the Infant and Junior Department.

The pupils are tested at the end of key stage 2, and other years take the optional tests. Years 3-6 also take the NFER CAT tests to aid assessment for the Kent 11+ Test.

KEY STAGE THREE - The First, Second and Third Forms

Year 7 and 8 is taught in two forms, but setting has been made possible in Mathematics and Languages.

In Year 9 pupils are divided into three groups: for Mathematics, English, Science and Languages, these will be sets based on aptitude and ability, but for other subjects the groups are parallel and of mixed ability.

KEY STAGE FOUR - The Fourth and Fifth Forms

For pupils entering Year 10, the aim is to provide a wide range of courses, which will meet the needs of our pupils, whatever their interests, career aims or ability.

All Year 10 pupils have lessons in English (including English Literature) and Mathematics. The rest of the subjects are divided into six option blocks from which, with advice and guidance from home and the College, pupils choose an appropriate and well-balanced course. It is worth emphasising that this is not the same as a pupil choosing the subjects they want to study or are interested in, but rather what is educationally sound.

It can be seen from the option blocks outlined below that there is a wide range of choice. Please note that only one subject may be chosen from each block.

The curriculum in Key Stage 4 permits pupils to take up to 9 GCSEs.

The GCSE option choices can be viewed in greater detail by going to the Options Page.

The courses are also explained in more detail in the GCSE brochure. To request a copy of this brochure please contact the

Post 16 - The Sixth Form

In the Sixth Form there is no core component in the Curriculum. The usual course for a pupil joining the Lower Sixth is four subjects at Advanced Subsidiary level, of which three will be taken to Advanced (A2) level in the Upper Sixth, this being the target for entry to Higher Education.

All pupils will develop their key skills (Communication, Use of ICT and Dealing with Number) through their AS or A level. Again, with considerable help and advice from home and College, pupils select subjects to create an appropriate and educationally sound course.

Pupils choose four subjects, only one from any given block. Three of these may be linked in some way, but the fourth should be a contrast to the others. It is our aim to provide an appropriate course for all our pupils: at times we are asked to make minor amendments to this pattern to accommodate a particular combination. Any such request must be made to the Director of Studies before the timetable is drawn up (at the start of the Summer Term).

From September 2006, Drama* will be taught outside the blocks which means that everyone can take part.



Pupils are encouraged to develop in the widest possible sense. This means there is a strong emphasis on Extra Curricular Activities designed to foster self-confidence, such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and other leadership activities.


Climbing in Yorkshire

During the Half Term break pupils are given the opportunity to take activity trips to various venues. Geography runs a yearly trip to the North of England. Modern Language exchanges with French and Belgian schools are always popular.


In Activities week during the Summer term year 8 have a trip to Snowdonia and the year 10 have a week at an Outward bound centre. This year, year 10 are once again going to Italy to take part in activities including white water rafting and gorge walking. The Lower Sixth went on a Geography field trip to the Yorkshire Dales.

Activity on the Ropes

New football stripAll students at the School have a wide range of activities on offer. Every Monday and Wednesday after school the pupils are given the opportunity to join a number of clubs catering to their interests. These range from ICT to Rugby, Squash, Sailing, Orchestra, Weights, Fencing, Art, Photography, etc.

Students can use activities for extra lessons and, tutorials or to develop skills personal to them both physically and academically. This is especially useful for A-level and GCSE exam students.

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