Headteacher’s welcome

Thank you for your interest in Dover Grammar School for Boys. Our aim is to provide a happy and ordered community in which boys may grow into courteous and responsible young men who leave the School having achieved their best, well equipped for higher education and employment.

Each day begins for the whole School with Assembly in the Great Hall with its fine organ. In this as in other parts of our work importance is given to developing spiritual and moral values. Above all we emphasise the importance of personal integrity and consideration for others. The physical situation of the School, with its commanding view over the town, port and Straits of Dover, serves as a constant reminder of our closeness to other European countries and of the need to foster in our students an understanding of the world in which we live. Our buildings and our history reflect our traditional values, our forward looking position reflects our belief in the future.

We maintain a high standard of achievement in all areas of our broad and balanced curriculum. The general expectation of our boys is to attain the highest grades in a full range of GCSE subjects. Most then go on into the Sixth Form and through higher education into leadership roles in commerce, industry and the professions. Beyond the purely academic aspects of the work we nurture the virtues needed for success in whatever field our students choose and we actively encourage social development by offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

We hope that the account given in this prospectus encourages you to seek information at first hand. You will always be welcome to come and see us when we will gladly show you any aspect of our school life you care to observe and answer any questions you care to pose. We run special sessions for prospective parents and students.

I wish you and your son a happy and successful relationship with whichever secondary school you choose.

Julia Bell