DGSB Consultation on Admissions from 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.


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Posted on: 13/12/2017

Year 7 Trip to Lille Christmas Markets

Tuesday 5th December saw a very early start (0530 am to be precise) for a large group of Year 7s and staff, as we set off in search of the Lille Christmas Markets.  Spirits were high despite the early start, and as the sun started to rise over the glamour of the Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal, excitment was mounting.  Were we going under the water? Would we see the Eiffel Tower?  Where were the nearest toilets!?  A continual flow of questions helped pass the journey time quickly and by 1030 am (French time) we had arrived in Lille and the students were raring to go. Mr McKay led a short walk (march!) from the coach to the market site, providing many with their first experience of France and its culture.  This also proved to be an opportunity for many more questions and for some, interaction with the locals!  After a few minutes we encountered a military parade in one of the squares, which was keenly scrutinised by our eager students, raising yet more questions!  Having put their enquiring minds to good use, we headed for a local shopping centre, to give them a chance to try out some of their spoken skills, while fully immersing themselves in French daily life.  This appeared to be a great success, as many students came back with shopping bags!  It was then back towards the market square for lunch - another opportunity to practice and improve everyone's French speaking.  For the brave it was also an opportunity to ride on the big wheel, providing an amazing view over the market itself, the town and the surrounding area. After lunch the market itself beckoned and we headed towards the appetising smell of crepes and sausages.  As the lights twinkled and the air cooled it started to feel very Christmassy and the varying array of stalls added to this feeling. Once again, the students busied themselves shopping and chatting with the locals, experiencing a different, more intimate side to French life and shopping, compared with the large shopping centre visited earlier. It was then time to leave the lovely Lille behind and head back towards Coquelles for our journey home.  There was just enough time for a quick stop at Cite Europe - a final opportunity to try out some French - before boarding our train home.  Arriving back at DGSB in good time, it was clear that both students and staff alike had had a great though tiring day. Weighed down by bags and with many stories to tell, all left for home tired, happy and looking forward to the next trip!    
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