Responsibility in the Sixth Form
Sixth-Formers are given more choice and freedom than junior pupils and are expected to respond positively to their treatment as young men and women.
Many Sixth-Formers become Prefects following an application process not dissimilar to real job applications.
Each summer term, Lower Sixth pupils are asked to send in a letter of motivation to the Headmaster. Candidates are then interviewed by a panel made up of the Headmaster, the Deputy Head and the Head of Sixth Form.
Our Prefects’ responsibilities and duties include:
- to be positive role models and set good example to all the younger pupils
- to help with lunch queues
- to attend and assist at Parents’ Evenings
- to help with the organisation of schools events such as open days and charity events
- to assist with the particular aspect of their allocated part of the school, be it Priory House, the Chapel or the Art Department to name but a few.
House Prefects are expected to assist their Housemaster or Housemistress in the running of the House as well as perform duties throughout the School.
The responsibility element of of being a Dover College Prefect is a vital component that will stand these pupils in a very good stead for their future life and career plan.
The Head Boy and Head Girl have overall responsibility for the Prefects’ routine.