Key Information



Details on Admissions to DGSB can be found below. To access information and application forms for entry to DGSB for September 2021, please click on Admission 2021-22 Intake.

If you have any queries regarding admissions, please email 

Admissions Appeals

**IMPORTANT UPDATE 29.4.20: We have been informed by KCC, who organise appeals on our behalf, that information about the revised format of appeals for September 2020 entry will be made available to us in the coming weeks. Clearly, all appeal hearings scheduled for next week will not now take place. However, we will contact appellants as soon as we have information from KCC as to when appeals will be heard and in what format. If you have any questions about an appeal you have already lodged or that you would like to lodge with us before the 15th May extended deadline, please contact our Admissions Officer Tess Cook at**

**IMPORTANT UPDATE: In line with Government guidance covering appeals during the national school closure, we are extending the deadline for submission of appeals for September 2020 places until May 15th 2020 at 3 p.m. Please contact between 9 am and 3 pm on weekdays if you require any further information. **

2020/2021 Intake

Dates for your diary:

  • Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) - Deadline 31 October 2019.
  • The offer of a school place will be posted on Monday 2nd March 2020 by the Local Authority and by ourselves on Wednesday 4th March 2020. You must confirm whether you wish to accept or refuse the place by Monday 16th March 2020.                                   
  • If your son has not been offered a place at DGSB and you wish to appeal for a place, you must return your appeal form to us by Friday 27th March 2020.

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2020 you can appeal between 2nd March – 27th March 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 15th June 2020.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.

If you wish to appeal for a place at our school, you should complete your appeal form and return it to Dover Grammar School for Boys by Friday 27th March 2020.  The appeal form is available hereIf you have any queries regarding the appeals process please contact Tessa Cook, Office Manager, for assistance on 01304 206117.

Appeals Form – Deadline Friday 27th March 2020.


Guidance for making an admissions appeal

Secondary Appeal Form

Key Admissions Information

Admission of Pupils September 2020

The following information is available for you to download:

GL Assessment - Familiarisation Materials for the Kent Test

Important Dates For Your Diary for 2020 Intake

Admissions 2021-22 intake

Important Information on Open Events and DGSB Admission Testing Arrangements for current Year 6 students (2020-21) for Entry in September 2021

DGSB Open Events for Year 5/6 Pupils and Parents

In line with current Government guidance we will not be able to hold any on site open events. However, please click here if your son is in Year 5 or Year 6 and you would like to attend one of our "DGSB Meet The Headteacher" virtual open events in October.

Please also see the Virtual Open Evening section of our website for some great videos to introduce you and your son to our school.

If your child's application might be affected by any registered disability and you need to access the school site to check its suitability, please contact for a confidential discussion in the first instance.

DGSB Year 6 Dover Boys Test Arrangements for September 2021 Admission

The Covid-19 pandemic means that it is likely that our final arrangements for the Dover Test in September 2020 for admission to DGSB in September 2021 will not be determined until later this summer or early in the autumn term.

Following the announcement that the Kent Test has been moved to Thursday October 15th 2020, we have moved our Dover Boys Test to Saturday 17th October 2020. This date will of course be kept under review and updates will appear on this page. We will always ensure that we act in full compliance with any government guidance or instruction in force at any given point in time in order to keep all members of our community and visitors to our school safe. 

For information from Kent County Council about the Kent Test 2020, please click on the following document: KCC FAQs on the Kent Test Process Autumn 2020

Full information on the arrangements for the Dover Test 2020, including the application form, can be found below:

Application Form Entrance Test 2021 - Editable Version

Application Form Entrance Test 2021 - PDF Version

Letter for Parents - Information about the DGSB Test for 2021 Intake

Dover Test Flyer 2021

Date to Register for Tests 2021

Pupil Premium Supplementary Information Form 2021 - PDF Version

Pupil Premium Supplementary Information Form 2021 - Editable Word Version

Supplementary Information Form  2021 - Children Previously in Care Outside of England - PDF Version​Supplementary Information Form  2021 - Children Previously in Care Outside of England - Editable Word Version

Admissions Updates 2020-21

June 2020 Update - Consultation on Boarding & Admission Arrangements at Sir Roger Manwoods

We have been asked to share information with parents concerning a consultation about boarding at Sir Roger Manwood’s School, together with a consultation about a change to the Admissions Arrangements for 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The consultation document is available to access here: Consultation Document

Year 5 Virtual Open Evening July 2020

Welcome to our DGSB Year 5 Virtual Open Evening!

Although, sadly, we can't welcome you physically to DGSB this term, we wanted to give you a taste of what it means to be a member of "Team DGSB" at this exciting time, with our new school build now underway! We have therefore created a Virtual Open Evening for Year 5 pupils and parents to allow you to get a sense of what it is like to be a student at DGSB. 

Simply click on the links below to take part in our DGSB Virtual Open Evening:

Presentation from Mr Horstrup, Headteacher

"A Day in the Life" student perspective film

DGSB History Day video

Our new school: a virtual tour

Presentation PowerPoint July 2020

If you have any questions about admission to DGSB in 2021 or about the school more generally please take a look at the resources in the Admissions section of our website and/or contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Tessa Cook at