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Welcome from the Headmaster

At Dover College, we encourage pupils to think differently.


Our class sizes help.

With small class sizes, teachers think differently delivering creative teaching which encourages independent and critical thinking, achieving exceptional results.

Our school size helps.

With under 400 pupils, everyone at the College is well known and nobody is left out.
We support each other in an environment that feels more like a family than a school.

Our community helps.

Welcoming pupils from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas teaches everyone to think differently, to be inclusive, unprejudiced, cosmopolitan and outward-looking.

Our activities programme helps.

Our sports and activities promote leadership, teamwork and self-belief. We use our proximity to the sea for sailing and arrange international sports tours.

Our support for life after Dover College helps.

Our University and careers advice is second to none, and we have close links with higher education establishments around the world.

Our location helps.

We are two minutes by road from Dover port, an hour by train from London, and just over an hour and a half by road from Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow airports.

As Headmaster, I want my pupils to think differently, to discover their talents, to develop confidence and to realise their dreams. Only in an environment where children feel cared for and valued will this happen.

Isn’t it time to think differently?

Gareth Doodes,



I publish a weekly newsletter 'A view from the Close'
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A view from the Close