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Inspection Reports

Independent Schools Inspectorate – February 2017

To read the ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection report click here: Dover College – ISI Inspection Report – February 2017

Independent Schools Inspectorate – June 2016

To read the ISI report click here: Dover College – ISI Inspection Report – June 2016

Independent Schools Inspectorate – September 2015

To read the ISI report click here: Dover College – ISI – September 2015

To read the Dover College Action Plan click here: Dover College – Action Plan – ISI

Independent Schools Inspectorate – November 2014

The following observations were the judgements made by ISI [The Independent Schools’ Inspectorate] when they visited Dover College in November 2014:

“Attainment for Junior School pupils in reading and writing is above national averages.”

“Results in GCSE are above average for maintained schools; a significantly higher proportion of grades are A*/B level than the national average.”

 “The school is highly successful in creating an atmosphere in which pupils grow into mature, respectful and socially aware young adults.”

“Throughout the school pupils are kind and thoughtful in their dealings with others.”

“They enjoy being part of an international school; tolerance, respect and interest in others’ viewpoints characterise the atmosphere in the school and boarding houses.”

“Staff are committed to pupils, who appreciate their teachers’ support and willingness to give them extra help with their work.”

These observations were the judgements made by ISI [The Independent Schools’ Inspectorate] when they visited Dover College in November 2014.

To read the report click here

Independent Schools Inspectorate December 2011

Dover College pupils’ personal development is excellent.

December 2011’s interim inspection of Dover College by four visitors from ISI have reported that “our pupils’ development is excellent throughout the school fully meeting its aims of developing confidence by educating the whole person”.  The report went on to commend the college for “its strong pastoral care resulting in a friendly community where pupils feel highly valued”. Both pupils and parents commented on how well run the school was, on the excellent working relationships between staff and the clear sense of priorities and commitment from the senior management team supported by our governors.

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Dover College ISI report January 2012

Latest ISI Full Inspection February 2008

Dover College is clearly meeting its aims of educating the whole child and providing a broad and balanced curricular and extra curricular programme with high academic expectations according to the latest ISI inspection report which can be downloaded here: ISI_Inspection 2008

A team of seven inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) visited the school for a week in February 2008 and came to the conclusion that “pupils are provided with a broad range of educational opportunities and grow up to be well rounded individuals whose spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good”.

The report also notes that “the quality of pastoral care is outstanding” and that “a particular strength is the school’s careful nurturing of all pupils by dedicated staff who know their pupils well and often provide extra teaching and support out of hours, going beyond what might normally be expected”.

The Headmaster, Mr Stephen Jones, said “we are very pleased indeed with the report; it is gratifying to see that the hard work of all in our community – the pupils and the staff as well as the parents and the Governors – has been recognised and written about in such glowing terms”.