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Here at Dover College we have high standards and expectations, but will select pupils on potential as much as on present ability. We do not believe in pre-testing, and we do not believe in the 11+ system for entry to the senior school, which can label children early in their academic careers causing more harm than good. You would imagine such a system would affect results, but you would be wrong. Our A level, GCSE and BTEC grades are commensurate with competitor independent schools across the South East.

In addition, our value added results, where pupils achieve grades far higher than originally predicted upon entry to the College, are some of the best in the UK.

There is a reason for that. We nurture pupils, and encourage them to succeed in an environment that exudes warmth and positivity – and we encourage them to constantly think differently.

Here at Dover College we have high standards and expectations, but will select pupils on potential as much as on present ability. We do not believe in pre-testing, and we do not believe in the 11+ system for entry to the senior school, which can label children early in their academic careers causing more harm than good. You would imagine such a system would affect results, but you would be wrong. Our A level, GCSE and BTEC grades are commensurate with competitor independent schools across the South East.

In addition, our value added results, where pupils achieve grades far higher than originally predicted upon entry to the College, are some of the best in the UK.

There is a reason for that. We nurture pupils, and encourage them to succeed in an environment that exudes warmth and positivity – and we encourage them to constantly think differently.

Find our about our admissions process below

Alison Wilson

Alison Wilson

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ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS
PROCESS

Nothing will show demonstrate the happy and vibrant environment we have at Dover College better than a visit. You will have the chance to meet our Headmaster and have a tour of our facilities. Do please let us know what your child is interested in so that we can make the absolute best of your time here.

Should you feel that Dover College is a suitable school for your child, our Admissions Team will be glad to send you the registration paperwork. At this stage, we will also require copies of your child’s two previous school reports, a copy of their birth certificate or passport and the non-refundable registration fee of £100.

In order to ensure that we can meet any additional educational needs that your child may have, we ask for a copy of the most current educational psychologist’s report to be sent to us with the registration forms. A meeting will then be arranged with our own Head of Learning Support in order to assess the level of support needed, and whether or not we are in a position to provide it.

We are proudly non-selective and so do not have entrance exams. Assessment for Senior School is done via the school reports sent at the time of registration as well as an interview with the Headmaster or another member of the Senior Leadership Team. For Muddy Knees Nursery or Prep School entry, all children are required to have at least one taster session before an offer can be made. All Senior School entrants will be offered a taster day in the term before entry.

If the interview or taster session is successful, we will send you an offer of a place along with a copy of our Parent Contract and the acceptance paperwork. A place is confirmed on receipt of the signed acceptance forms and the £500 advanced payment. This sum is then deducted from the first invoice.

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Should you feel that Dover College is a suitable school for your child, our Admissions Team will be glad to send you the registration paperwork. At this stage, we will also require copies of your child’s two previous school reports, a copy of their birth certificate or passport and the non-refundable registration fee of £100.