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Extra-Curricular Activities

We understand that a well-rounded education is about more than what happens in the classroom and on the sports field, and that’s why we offer and encourage our pupils to participate in a wide variety of outstanding extra-curricular opportunities.

Life is about trying things and making the most of every opportunity, so from Duke of Edinburgh Award, Debating and Young Enterprise, to trips across the globe and charitable hikes your son or daughter will learn with us to seize the moment, have the confidence to challenge themselves and grow as an individual.

Clubs, Societies & Activities

From sailing, skiing and aerobics, to cooking, horse riding, crochet and zumba, we have an extensive range of opportunities to suit any pupil whatever their interests.  All pupils are required to participate at least twice a week in a club, society or activity.

Weekend Activities (for boarders)

As well as opportunity and support to complete prep work, and access to the Learning Resource Centre, we keep our pupils as fulfilled on the weekend as they are during the week. From paintballing, theatre trips and museum visits, to town leave and watching FA Cup ties, there is never a dull moment at Dover College.


We love sport at Dover College and are proud of what our pupils and expert coaches achieve on and off the pitch, the court, the field and the sea.

However, sport to us is about more than just competition, exercise and physical well-being.  We believe it is a key learning environment which contributes enormously to a child’s overall development, both psychologically and socially. From teamwork, friendship and leadership to self-esteem and self-worth, sport plays a pivotal role.  We encourage everybody, whatever their ability, to take part and have a go.

We play football and hockey in the Michaelmas Term; football, rugby, cross-country, netball, hockey and 7s rugby in the Lent Term; and cricket, indoor cricket, tennis, water-sports and athletics in the Summer.  With our extensive links across our community, we can also offer swimming, fencing, badminton and equestrian to name but a few.  Pupils have the opportunity to represent the College in an extensive fixture list and also during tours against local, regional, national and international schools, and we have had great success at local, county and regional levels.

Main Dover College Sports

Michaelmas Term (from September):

Boys: Football, Sailing, Basketball, Swimming

Girls: Hockey, Sailing, Swimming

Lent Term (from January):

Boys: Football, Rugby, Cross Country, Swimming

Girls: Netball, Cross Country, Swimming

Summer Term (from April):

Boys: Cricket, Athletics, Tennis, Sailing, Swimming

Girls: Rounders, Athletics, Tennis, Sailing, Swimming