Dover College A GSG School
- Dover College
- Head: Gareth Doodes
- T 01304 205969
- F 01304 242208
- E email@example.com
- W www.dovercollege.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 294
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £7,005 - £15,225; Boarding £19,590 - £28,920 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Dover College Infants and Juniors
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘A lot of the kids are not that academic but the school brings out the best in them’, said a parent. The emphasis on building confidence produces comfortable well-adjusted children who are happy to strike up a conversation with anyone, but without a hint of arrogance. Life is full on here and as one pupil said...
What the school says...
The school is dynamic and small enough to provide a disciplined and caring environment, with small class sizes giving pupils the opportunity to fulfil their potential within a friendly community. Most pupils achieve more than their potential suggests on entry.
'Dover College believes in developing confidence and individual talents'.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2015, Gareth Doodes, previously (briefly) head of George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, and before that head of Milton Abbey School in Dorset. Read history at St Andrews; PGCE from Cambridge; worked at Taunton school then at Oakham for seven years, two as master of scholars and five as a housemaster, before joining Milton Abbey.
One class per year group in the junior school and class sizes limited by the size of the classrooms – usually 10 to 12 but up to 16 at key stage 2. Non-selective so a wide range of abilities. Spanish taught from year 1 and French from year 3. Pupils take annual NFER tests in maths and English, with CATs (cognitive ability tests) from year 4. Optional Sats from year 2 onwards.
Special Education Needs
Dover College has an Individual Needs Department, fully staffed by trained professionals, which provides one-to-one withdrawal lessons for pupils with not only specific needs (eg dyslexia) but also those who need a little extra support for self esteem, organisational difficulties etc. We are accredited by CReSTeD. We also have a fully staffed International Study Centre which offers small class tuition for overseas pupils entering the school. Pupils in the ISC participate fully in mainstream lessons when they are competent English users, and are always full members of the school for all other activities. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|