Inspection Reports

Dover College was inspected in February 2024 under ISI’s new framework, Framework 23, which came into effect in September 2023.

The inspection took place over 2.5 days and during that time inspectors observed lessons, met with many pupils and a range of teaching and non-teaching staff as well as members of our governing body.

Surveys were sent out to all parents, pupils and staff, and responses were analysed in detail by the inspectors.

Under Framework 23, schools no longer receive a one-word judgement or grade; instead, pupil experience is scrutinised under four key areas. All reports contain recommendations as to next steps the school might take. These chime with the Headmaster’s priorities for the school and were already underway at the time of the inspection, as reflected in the expansion of the leadership team announced in January 2024.

The report underscores the quality of the provision at the College, as well as the nature of our care and work with pupils both within the classroom and beyond it.

Crucially, we are recognised as meeting all of the standards and regulations governing the running of an independent boarding school. We are compliant in all areas.

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