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A View from The Close No. 148

13th September 19

I can’t believe that we’re already two weeks into term. However, I have been so impressed with how pupils in both the Prep School and Senior School have thrown themselves into lessons and learning, with the College buzzing in the classrooms from day one. So far this week we’ve had fixtures against Wellesley House, Northbourne…

MUDDY KNEES BLOG: WEEK 1 & 2

13th September 19

It has been a fun filled start to the academic year in our Muddy Knees Nursery and the children have been extremely busy settling in and getting to know one another. It is fabulous to see so many friendships developing already. Muddy Knees children have also been introduced to their termly topic of recycling, which…

Weekend Report: Boarders form friendships on team building excursion

9th September 19

On Saturday, boarders, both new and returning, had a fantastic day at Grosvenor House near Ashford on our annual team building and bonding day. The boys and girls, along with staff, had an action packed day of high ropes, climbing, abseiling, zip wires and team challenges. The day is designed to get the pupils to…

THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

6th September 19

At Dover College we understand that finding the right educational path for your child is vitally important and probably one of the biggest decisions you will make as a parent. We believe that at whatever entry point, be it aged 3+ going into our Muddy Knees Nursery and Forest School, or at 16+ entry into…

Early Years Blog – Week 8

27th June 19

Last week was non-stop in the Early Years Department, preparing and practicing for Sports Day so this week, we have been chilling out and having a few relaxed days. Whilst the Little Learners have been dodging the showers and enjoying the sunshine with gigantic bubbles, our Pre-Reception children have also been outside investigating objects that…

Early Years Blog – Week 8

27th June 19

Last week was non-stop in the Early Years Department, preparing and practicing for Sports Day so this week, we have been chilling out and having a few relaxed days. Whilst the Little Learners have been dodging the showers and enjoying the sunshine with gigantic bubbles, our Pre-Reception children have also been outside investigating objects that…

Early Years Department at Dover College Gives Pupils Extraordinary Start

26th June 19

Dover College is delighted to share the outcome of the recent external moderation in our Early Years Department. Each year, Reception class teachers are required to submit profile scores for each child leaving the Early Years Foundation Stage – basing these both upon teacher judgment and evidence collected throughout the year. Occasionally, schools and settings…

Early Years Blog – Week 7

17th June 19

A busy week for the Little Learners as they practice for their Sports Day, which took place on Friday 14th June. Pupils worked extremely hard to learn the whole school dance alongside a range of other events, which included dribbling balls, throwing hoops, the sack race, running races and the ever-popular egg and spoon! A…

Pupils Welcome D-Day Veterans

17th June 19

Pupils Welcome D-Day Veterans Return to Dover Following Celebrations Across The Channel On the 9th June, the ship carrying 255 D-Day veterans back from the commemorations in France was diverted at short notice back into Dover due to adverse weather conditions. The MV Boudicca had been due to dock in Portsmouth for an official welcome…

Early Years Blog – Week 6

17th June 19

Our Little Learners and Pre-Reception classes returned following the half-term break full of energy and enthusiasm. Having observed the lifecycle of a butterfly from egg, it was time to release the beautiful butterflies into their natural habitat. Choosing a glorious sunny morning, the children visited St Stephen’s Garden to release the butterflies amongst the vibrant…