Category: General Dover College

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 158

10th December 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, I have been very touched by the kind messages that I’ve received after the Chairman of Governors’ letter informing parents of Jess’ and my move to King’s Worcester in September 2020. The decision to move was not an easy one, and I have loved my time at the College. However, it…

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2nd December 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, Another wet but eventful week comes to a close with lots of highlights and the inevitable tensions of mock examinations now fully behind us for the Fifth and Sixth Form. We were very pleased as a community to welcome Mr Cox back into the fold after a lengthy absence due to…

DOVER COLLEGE HOST LONG STANDING DEAL & BETTESHANGER RUGBY FIXTURE

25th November 19

Dover College were honoured to host the long standing U13’s rugby fixture of Deal and Betteshanger against Canterbury. The teams were evenly matched throughout the game. Playing on a slightly smaller pitch pushed the boys further as the back row had less running space. This was definitely a forwards game and the boys kept pushing…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 156

25th November 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, There is lots to celebrate this week, but special mention must go to Emily Calder, our new College World Champion! The write-up of her experiences in Sardinia makes for a gripping reading, and needless to say, we are enormously proud of her and all that she has achieved. Tonight sees the…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE No 155

15th November 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, Prep 5 gave a wonderful presentation on space and the solar system this morning in chapel – we witnessed some confident and accomplished performances from the boys and girls. Staff and parents alike were very proud of them. I am saddened to announce that Kitty Myers, who has been an excellent…

DOVER COLLEGE MARKS REMEMBRANCE DAY

11th November 19

The Dover College community, including parents, pupils, staff, Governors, Old Dovorians and local dignitaries came together for a moving service led by the Minister Deb Scoble on Remembrance Sunday. As the congregation approached the College memorial chapel they passed a thought provoking art installation created in collaboration with both Prep and Senior school pupils to…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE No 154

8th November 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, Firstly, I would like to congratulate Allana Gambrell (P5), who received the first Bronze Star of the term during the Harvest Festival Service on the last day before half term. During the holidays, twenty-nine pupils attended the Basque Country Hockey and Football tour. They all played incredibly well and the Sporting…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 153

18th October 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, As I type, the 4thand 5thYears are winding their way to the Basque country after an early start where they will be playing hockey and football. It should be a super experience for them and I am very grateful to the staff, led by Tom Butt. I enjoyed hosting the reunion…

A View from The Close No 152

11th October 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, As autumn finally gets a hold on the weather, Week 6 has proved to be another action packed five days. The Headmaster sends his regards and warm wishes from Lagos and returns to the UK on Monday. Some of the highlights for me this week have included the special news of…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 151

4th October 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, I waved off a minibus of happy and excited U14 footballers this morning who are going to Antwerp for their tour. I hope that they bring back some silverware! It has been another busy week, and last Saturday we had a very successful Open Day. I am grateful to the pupils…