An independent co-educational day and boarding school for ages 3 – 18.

Welcome to Dover College

At Dover College, we encourage pupils to think differently

With small class sizes, teachers think differently delivering creative teaching which encourages independent and critical thinking, achieving exceptional results.

With under 400 pupils, everyone at the College is well known and nobody is left out. We support each other in an environment that feels more like a family…

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Everybody has made such an effort in making us feel welcome at Dover College. It has been amazing to see such a transformation in our son this year compared with previous years in his old school, and our daughter never stops surprising us with what she has learnt. We are so pleased with the progress they have made this year and in our opinion it is worth every penny.

Mr & Mrs Collinson – Daughter in Prep 2 & Son in Prep 6

From his first taster day, to these last days in Junior School, he has been welcomed, loved and supported. This was first displayed by every staff member we met (from the head teacher right through to the canteen and cleaning staff); but quickly we realised it flowed right down through the children, and even the other parents we met. It’s quite hard to pin-point actually, only to say Dover College to us, is a very special school.

Dr & Mrs Richter – Son in 3rd Form

There is so much here for you academically. If you like to do something creative, Textiles, Art and Design Technology lessons are perfect for you. Science at Dover College is also fantastic with so many interesting activities. Here you learn everything about Biology, Chemistry and Physics after school you can choose between many sports, for example Hockey, Horse Riding, Swimming … . Every Saturday there is something special for example ice skating, trip to London or laser tag, it is so amazing.

Lili - Fourth Form pupil from Germany

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WHAT THE GOOD SCHOOL GUIDE SAYS

The school slogan is ‘think differently’, and from Juniors up to GCSEs, teaching is delivered via themes e.g. ‘coffee, tea and chocolate’; ‘war and peace’ or ‘two thousand years ago’. What children learn across the subjects is therefore inter-connected, and they’re encouraged to debate and discuss. ‘The key thing in a school is creativity,’ says head, himself a devotee of all things artistic, ‘and I want to re-establish creativity at the heart of the curriculum.’ Regular productions – we looked in on an animated rehearsal of Scrooge…

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Friday 5 June 2020

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A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 168

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Everyone is different and so are our boarding houses … take a look at our girls boarding houses

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Everyone is different and so are our boarding houses … take a look at our girls boarding houses  @DoverColDuckies and @DoverColStMartins #chalkandcheese #boardinglife @BSAboarding #loveboarding

Well Done to Alexandra in Prep 6 who has donated her beautiful long hair to the Little Princess Trust, supporting children in need of real hair wigs.

Well Done to Alexandra in Prep 6 who has donated her beautiful long hair to the Little Princess Trust, supporting children in need of real hair wigs.

Looking after the squirrels! Brodie (PP) has been busy building a feeding table for the squirrels in his back garden - impressive results we think you will agree!

#forestschool #nature #creativity #prepschool #Dover

Looking after the squirrels! Brodie (PP) has been busy building a feeding table for the squirrels in his back garden - impressive results we think you will agree!  #forestschool #nature #creativity #prepschool #Dover
Looking after the squirrels! Brodie (PP) has been busy building a feeding table for the squirrels in his back garden - impressive results we think you will agree!  #forestschool #nature #creativity #prepschool #Dover
Looking after the squirrels! Brodie (PP) has been busy building a feeding table for the squirrels in his back garden - impressive results we think you will agree!  #forestschool #nature #creativity #prepschool #Dover
Looking after the squirrels! Brodie (PP) has been busy building a feeding table for the squirrels in his back garden - impressive results we think you will agree!  #forestschool #nature #creativity #prepschool #Dover