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Posted on: 24/11/2017

DGSB Consultation on Admissions for September 2019

The Governing Body of Dover Grammar School for Boys wish to consult on proposed changes to the school's admission arrangements for the 2019/2020 academic year. The consultation will take place for six weeks between Friday 24th November 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018. There are three aspects of the current admission arrangements that the Governing Body are considering making changes to. (i)   Increase in the Published Admission Number (PAN) For the last three years the school has offered one form of entry over the current PAN of 120 and admitted between 120 and 142 students into year 7. The Governing Body feels that it may now be more appropriate to formalise this arrangement by increasing the PAN to 150 rather than continue to 'offer over PAN' on an annual basis.  (ii)  Pupil Premium included within the over-subscription criteria (iii) Minor change to Sixth Form entry requirement for students wishing to study two or more sciences at A Level. Please click here for a copy of the proposed Admissions Policy for September 2019 along with a copy of the Supplementary Information Form relating to pupil premium students. If you would like to comment on any of these proposed amendments then please do so either by email  to consultations@dgsb.co.uk or by post to Dover Grammar School for Boys, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent. CT17 0DQ. All comments received by Friday 5th January 2018 will be considered by the Governing Body at their meeting on January 11th 2018.
Posted on: 21/11/2017

DGSB Remembrance Day Service, Friday 10th November 2017

DGSB Remembrance Day Service, Friday 10th November 2017 Friday 10th November saw the annual service of remembrance in the school hall.  This year’s theme was that of ‘Sacrifice’ – a poignant and symbolic recognition of the effects of war. The service opened with Joe Wardhaugh on the piano.  Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ echoed around the hall, as ‘a mournful ghostly voice sounds from the distance’ – a moving and apt personification of historic sorrow. A video created by Media student John Wyatt accompanied the piano piece, reinforcing the modern relevance of ‘sacrifice’ in today’s society. Ahead of the DGSB CCF contingent parading into the school hall, John McCrae’s ‘In Flanders Fields’ was touchingly read by Henry Wheeler, a poem written out of McCrae’s personal loss during WWI, emphasising and reminding us all of the loss of a nation.  This sentiment was further embedded as Mr Rosier stood to expand on the nature of ‘sacrifice’, while Captain John Wiggel addressed the concept of sacrifices in conflict and war.  Reverend Andrew Bawtree then said a few short words about the significance of laying wreaths, followed by the actual laying of these by Mrs Chapman and Captain Wiggel.  Simon Godden of the CCF then admirably took on the responsibility of playing the ‘Last Post’. A moving rendition of Edna St Vincent Millais’s ‘Sonnet’, read by Fyona Lackenby, was a touching reminder of ‘remembrance’ and an appropriate finale to the service.  As the CCF paraded out and Joe Wardhaugh once again played, a sombre feeling settled over the hall, a reminder that we shall never forget the sacrifices and loss but will always retain hope for the future.

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