Dover College

Dover College Accepted as Round Square Candidate School

Dover College Accepted as Round Square Candidate School

An internationally diverse network of 200 like-minded schools in 50 countries across six continents, Round Square schools connect and collaborate to offer world-class programmes, experiences and exchanges which aim to develop global competence, character and confidence in its pupils. Built around six themes identified by German educational philosopher, Kurt Hahn, the IDEALS – International understanding, Democracy, Environmental stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service enable member schools to share a commitment to character education and experiential learning.

An exciting development in the College’s history, through the Round Square organisation pupils will be able to make positive and meaningful contributions and connections to the local, national and global society which will enrich them for the rest of their lives. With a diverse range of experiences and opportunities extending far beyond the classroom pupils will be challenged and stimulated physically, emotionally and intellectually.

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster of Dover College said “Going forward the College aims to cement the IDEALS as the foundation stones upon which the College is built, develops and grows with object of inspiring and drawing out every pupil’s capacity for self-discovery, personal development, achievement and excellence, with an approach that is practical, cross-cultural and collaborative.” 

More details about the Round Square organisation can be found through