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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