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Details on admissions to DGSB can be found below. To access information and application forms for entry to DGSB for September 2023, please click on Admissions - September 2023 Intake.

If you have any queries regarding admissions, please email admissions@dgsb.co.uk.  

Admissions - September 2023 Intake

For information and application forms for entry to Entry to DGSB for September 2023 intake, please see the information below.

How to Apply

Thank you very much for your interest in Dover Grammar School for Boys. Entrance to DGSB is through successful completion of either the Kent Test or our own Dover Grammar School for Boys entrance test.

If you feel that your son would be suited to a grammar school education, then you should complete and submit separate registration forms for the Kent Test by Friday 1st July 2022 and the Dover Boys Test by Friday 15th July 2022.

Applications submitted by this date will receive a confirmation letter by the end of July which will include arrival times for the test and a link to a familiarisation programme with sample questions.  Late applications will not receive confirmation of entry for the Dover Boys Test until September.  

To register for the Dover Boys Test at DGSB, please click here and complete the form: 

DOVER BOYS TEST - REGISTRATION FORM


Please see below for key documents related to the September 2023 intake admissions process:


DGSB Open Events for Year 5/6 Pupils and Parents

As a result of our move to our wonderful new school, our Year 6 open evening will be on Tuesday 27th September 2022. There will also be open mornings in early October. Full details will follow in due course.

To allow potential students and parents to see our new school before the end of the summer, there will be an information event at DGSB on Tuesday 12th July 2022 with two sessions planned that afternoon.  Registration for this event closed on Friday 10th June 2022.

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

In Year Admissions

There is no legal barrier to children being admitted outside of their normal age group. Requests for such admission should be made to the Headteacher as early as possible in the admissions round associated with their child’s date of birth.

Parents are not expected to provide evidence to support their request to defer an application, but where provided it must be specific to the child in question, and failure to provide it may impede the school’s ability to agree to deferral. Parents are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case the request for deferred entry is declined.

Applicants of other ages will be tested to ascertain their ability in comparison to pupils already at the School in the appropriate cohort. If they are of at least the same standard & there are spare places available, they will be admitted.

As a grammar school, we will notify a parent in writing within 15 school days of their in-year application of either the date for the assessment of ability or the reason for refusal with information about the right of appeal (where the admission authority chooses not to assess the child’s ability because admitting an additional child would prejudice the provision of efficient education or efficient use of resources).

A link to the in year admissions form can be found here: https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/3522/in-year-application-form.pdf

Appeals Information

2022-2023 Intake

Date for your diary:

Secondary Common Application form (SCAF) online - deadline 1st November 2022.

The offer of a school place will be sent via email after 4pm on 1st March 2022 by the Local Authority and posted by ourselves on 3rd March 2022. You must confirm if you wish to accept or refuse the place by 15th March 2022. 

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2022 you can appeal between 1st March -28 March 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 June 2022. 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 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

Appeal Form - September 2022 Entry

FAQ's Grammar School Appeals

PESE 2022 -Threshold Statement

Scheme Statement - September 2022 Entry

Defence Statement


2021/2022 Intake 

Dates for your diary: 

Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) online - Deadline 2nd November 2020.  

The offer of a school place will be sent via email after 4pm on 1st March 2021 by the Local Authority and posted by ourselves on 3rd March 2021. You must confirm whether you wish to accept or refuse the place by 15th March 2021.                           

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 available, found by clicking on the link below, to us by 28th March 2021.

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2021 you can appeal between 1st March -28 March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 14 June 2021.   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 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged. 

2021-22 DGSB Appeal FormFAQ's - Kent Test Grammar School Appeals

Defence Statement

Scheme Statement

PESE 2021 – Threshold Statement

Virtual Open Evening

DGSB Virtual Open Evening

To get a taste of what it means to be a member of "Team DGSB", please click on the following links to see what being part of pur school is all about:

 

Introduction from our Headteacher - Our values, what we can offer and a taste of all the opportunities our new school build will bring

 

Introduction to Pastoral life at DGSB from our Deputy Headteacher

 

Introduction to Key Stage Three from our Key Stage 3 Director

 

What will our new school look like?

If you have any questions about admission to DGSB in 2023 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 admissions@dgsb.co.uk.

Key Admissions Information

Admission of Pupils

The following information is available for your information:

 

 

Admissions - September 2022 Intake

To access information and application forms for entry to Entry to DGSB for September 2022 intake, please see the information below.

How to Apply

Thank you very much for your interest in Dover Grammar School for Boys. Entrance to DGSB is through successful completion of either the Kent Test or our own Dover Grammar School for Boys entrance test.

If you feel that your son would be suited to a grammar school education, then you should complete and submit separate registration forms for the Kent Test by Thursday 1st July 2021 and the Dover Boys Test by Monday 5th July 2021.

Applications submitted by this date will receive a confirmation letter by the end of July which will include arrival times for the test and a link to a familiarisation programme with sample questions.  Late applications will not receive confirmation of entry for the Dover Boys Test until September.  

To register for the Dover Boys Test at DGSB, please click here and complete the form: https://bit.ly/3tv3P1P

Please see below for key documents related to the September 2022 intake admissions process:

Letter for Parents on DGSB Test (Sept 2022 intake)

Date to Register for the Tests (Sept 2022 intake)

Dover Boys Test Flyer

Kent Test Flyer

Admissions-Policy-for-2022-23-Amended.pdf

Admissions - September 2021 Intake

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

DGSB Year 6 Dover Boys Test Arrangements for September 2021 Admission

The Dover Boys Admission Test took place on Saturday 17th October 2020 with over 260 pupils attending. A second Dover Test session took place later in the autumn to allow students who were self-isolating, on religious observance or otherwise unable to attend due to diagnosed illness to access the test. 

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, including the application form, can be found below:

FAQ Kent Test Grammar School Appeals

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 Policy 2021-22