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Details on admissions to DGSB can be found in the drop down menus below.

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


Dover Boys Test Information Event – June 2024

If you are considering entering your son for the Dover Boys Test this autumn we would like to invite you to a short but important information event to be held at DGSB on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 5 pm. The event will be hosted by our Headteacher, Mr Horstrup, our Pastoral Deputy Headteacher Mr Wakefield and other members of our Senior Leadership Group and will last approximately 45 minutes. Our Admissions Officer, Mrs Cook, will also be present. The event is designed to provide:

- Information on how to register for the Dover Boys Test

- General advice on what a grammar school education provides

- Advice and guidance on supporting boys in the run up to the test

- Information on what is covered in the test and how it is marked

- Guidance on the different types of appeals

- Key dates

There will also be an opportunity for questions at the end of the event. Parents / carers who wish to attend this event must register their intention to do so by completing the following short form:

https://forms.office.com/e/2ELmdZkfL6

The deadline for submissions is Friday 21st June at 6 pm.

Please note: there is only very limited parking on site, and this is reserved for those with blue badges or significant mobility issues. If you are likely to require an on-site parking space, please let us know on the appropriate question when you complete the form linked above. Entrance to the school site will be via the gates on Astor Avenue only.

Admissions - September 2025 Intake

For information and application forms for entry to DGSB for our September 2025 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 Monday 1st July 2024 and the Dover Boys Test by Friday 5th July 2024.

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 below and complete the form:

DOVER BOYS TEST - REGISTRATION FORM

Please see below for key documents related to the September 2025 intake admissions process:

Appeals Information

2024-2025 Intake

The offer of a school place will be sent via email after 4pm on Friday 1st March 2024 by the Local Authority and posted by ourselves on 5th March 2024. You must confirm if you wish to accept or refuse the place by 15th March 2024. 

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2024 you can appeal between 1st March 2024 and Thursday 28th March 2024 to guarantee that your appeal will be considered by Monday 17th June 2024. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible, in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

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 appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Completed appeals forms should either be sent by post to the Admissions Officer at the School's main address (we recommend recorded or special delivery) or, preferably, by email to admissions@dgsb.co.uk

Further information, including the Appeal Form, can be found below:

Appeal Form - September 2024 Entry

PESE 2024 - Threshold Statement

Scheme Statement - September 2024 Entry

FAQ's for Main Round Appeals

Defence Statement


2023-2024 Intake

The offer of a school place will be sent via email after 4pm on 1st March 2023 by the Local Authority and posted by ourselves on 3rd March 2023. You must confirm if you wish to accept or refuse the place by 15th March 2023. 

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2023  you can appeal between 1st March 2023 and 28th March 2023 to guarantee that your appeal will be considered by 15th June 2023. 

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 appeal being lodged.

Completed appeals forms should either be sent by post to the Admissions Officer at the School's main address (we recommend recorded or special delivery) or, preferably, by email to admissions@dgsb.co.uk

Further information, including the Appeal Form, can be found below:

Appeal Form - September 2023 Entry

FAQ's for Main Round Appeals

PESE 2023 - Threshold Statement

Scheme Statement - September 2023 Entry

Defence Statement


 

Free Preparation for the 11+ / Dover Test

Dover Grammar School for Boys is proud to be open to pupils from all backgrounds.

To encourage even greater representation of children at DGSB, we work in partnership with Atom Learning, the leading online Key Stage 2 learning and 11+ preparation platform, to provide students who are eligible for Pupil Premium with free online learning and 11+ exam preparation. 

This programme is designed to help children get familiar with the type of questions they may see on the 11+ and build exam technique and confidence. They'll be able to access KS2 and 11+ practice questions, learning resources, and practice papers through their Atom Home account.

To gain access to these free materials, please fill in the short form by clicking the link below. Your child's primary school will then be sent an email to confirm their Pupil Premium status; as soon as this has been verified, they will gain free access to Atom Learning. 

 https://atomlearning.com/pupil-premium/dgsb

Admissions - September 2024 Intake

For information and application forms for entry to DGSB for September 2024 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 Monday 3rd July 2023 and the Dover Boys Test by Friday 7th July 2023.

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 below and complete the form:

DOVER BOYS TEST - REGISTRATION FORM

Please see below for key documents related to the September 2024 intake admissions process:

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:

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

Information on Appeals for In Year Admissions can be found here: IN YEAR ADMISSIONS FAQ'S

In Year Admission Appeal Form

General Admissions Information