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Life at Dover College

Dover College is a boarding school and day school. There are 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-knit 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 family and friends outside school is easy and arrangements for weekend leave are as flexible as possible. There are no exeat weekends so parents don’t need to worry about organising weekend care with a guardian.

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!

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