Category: General Dover College

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE: 5th JUNE 2020

5th June 20

Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope that this finds you well. Please find below this week’s View from the Close; I’m delighted to announce within it the Heads of School for the Prep and Senior School, and also the Prefects, for this coming Academic Year. Monday sees the opening of the Prep School for a…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 169

7th May 20

We wait with baited breath as to what the Prime Minister will announce on Sunday concerning the easing of the lockdown. I have no further information than you have, and although the vacuum of information is frustrating, it has not precluded us from looking at ways in which the school may be able to open….

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 168

1st May 20

I hope that this View From The Close finds you well. We have had a busy week, the highlight for me being the Parents’ Evenings we hosted on Tuesday and Thursday. It’s very important to have feedback from parents, and to have an opportunity for us to meet collectively. Both the pupils and the staff…

DOVER COLLEGE RECEIVES GLOWING ISI REPORT

23rd March 20

Dover College’s recent inspection poured glowing praise on the school’s teaching, learning and personal development. The school’s early years were highlighted as being particularly strong, with pupils exceeding the standards expected for their age. Across the school, pupils were found to be ‘excellent communicators’ who are ‘articulate and confident when speaking’, showing ‘strong initiativeand independence…

COVID-19 UPDATE – 19th MARCH

19th March 20

The Secretary of State for Education has confirmed that all school buildings will be shut from the afternoon of Friday 20 March. The school will of course be open for the next two days for pupils to collect their belongings.   We will attempt to deliver lessons as normal although expect a number of parents to choose not…

COVID-19 UPDATE – 17th MARCH

17th March 20

What an extraordinary time in which we are living; all I can say is that I know everyone is doing their best at the moment, and I appreciate the support that the College is being given as we sail through uncharted waters.   Following the change in guidance announced at the post COBRA press conference yesterday,…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 167

13th March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians, It is wonderful to reflect on a super production of Chicago and a week where we have been stoically as business as usual, as we can possible be! Concerning the COVID-19 plans, as you can imagine we have had numerous SMT meetings during this last week. In my 10 years of…

DOVER COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW HEADMASTER

11th March 20

The Governors of Dover College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Fisher as Headmaster from September 2020. Simon was selected from a high calibre shortlist of candidates, and joins us from Worth School in West Sussex where he is currently Deputy Head Academic.   During his time as Deputy Head Academic at…

CORNOVIRUS UPDATE: 9th MARCH

9th March 20

Following the increasing challenges posed by the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, the College’s management team has been working on ways in which we can safeguard our pupils’ health and do our utmost to ensure that the virus does not enter our community.   To that end, the following takes place with immediate effect: All Sports Fixtures…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 166

6th March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians, The sun is shining here this morning and, as children and staff arrive dressed outrageously in their World Book Day costumes yesterday, it reminds us all what school is really about. Surrounded by Longstockings, Potters, Everdeens, Smurfs, Dinosaurs, Poppins, Loompahs and Tiggers any fears and concerns recede for a time and…