Duke of York's Royal Military School
- Duke of York's Royal Military School
Duke of York's Royal Military School
- Head: Mr Alex Foreman
- T 01304 245073
- F 01304 245019
- E [email protected]
- W www.doyrms.com
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Read about the best schools in West Kent and East Kent
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 505
- Religion: Christian/non-denominational
- Fees: Boarding £16,305 pa (tuition free)
- Open days: Check website for information
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 8th February 2023
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 30th April 2014
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Outstanding facilities, an all-round education and rich heritage; there are many reasons to consider the Duke of York’s Royal Military School (DOYRMS).
The country’s only state full boarding school, DOYRMS offers an affordable option for parents seeking a boarding school with high standards of education.
Set on top of the renowned White Cliffs of Dover, the schools 150-acre parkland estate offers unrivalled facilities and a wide breadth of opportunities for its students. DOYRMS, open to 11–18-year-olds, is based on an independent-style model with Saturday morning lessons and co-curricular activities throughout the week.
The inclusive fee covers full-boarding, catering, laundry and over 80 clubs and activities per week including Combined Cadet Force and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for which the school is an accredited centre.
Offering academic scholarships which cover an 80% reduction in fees into Sixth Form to students who excel in their GCSEs makes the school even more affordable. DOYRMS also offer a limited number of Sports Scholarships in hockey and rugby.
In recognition of the exceptional academic standards and results, the school has achieved the two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|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|
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