Key Information



Details on admissions to DGSB can be found below. To access information and application forms for entry to DGSB for September 2022, please click on Admission 2022-23 Intake.

If you have any queries regarding admissions, please email  

Admissions - 2022-23 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.

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:

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


Virtual Open Evening 2021

DGSB Virtual Open Evening

Although, sadly, we can't run our Open Evening in the usual way here at DGSB, we still want to give you a taste of what it means to be a member of "Team DGSB".It is an exciting time to join us, with construction of our new school build now underway, ready for your arrival in September 2022!

So, please click on the following links to see what being part of Team DGSB 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?


Small Group In Person Information Sessions

In Term 6, we will be offering small group in-person information sessions at DGSB with the Headteacher and other key staff.

To reserve your place, please click on the following link: Small Group Info Sessions

Please note the above sessions are now full. You can still register for our Virtual Meet the Headteacher Events below however. 

Virtual 'Meet the Headteacher' Events

This autumn, we will once again be running virtual “Meet the Headteacher” events. These proved very successful and enjoyable last year, with places being taken up very quickly, so do please sign up as soon as you can. We will limit each session to a maximum of 20 families making it a much more informal and personalised experience with opportunity for discussion and Q&A.

To register you interest, please click on the following link: Meet the HT Event


If you have any questions about admission to DGSB in 2022 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

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 son has not been offered a place at DGSB on 1st March and you wish to appeal for a a place, you must return your appeal form to us by 28th March 2022.

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

Key Admissions Information

Admission of Pupils September 2021

The following information is available for you to download:

GL Assessment - Familiarisation Materials for the Kent Test

DGSB 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 have not held any on site open events. However, in Term 1 and Term 2 we have run "DGSB Meet The Headteacher" virtual open events, which were fully booked. If you are interested in being on the waiting list for future events, please email

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 Dover Boys Admission Test took place on Saturday 17th October 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