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Dover Grammar School for Girls

Dover Grammar School for Girls

Founded in 1904 as Dover County School and now known as Dover Grammar School for Girls (DGGS), this Kent-based grammar school provides education for approximately 880 pupils, primarily girls aged 11 to 18, with the inclusion of boys in the Sixth Form.

At the heart of DGGS are core values such as respect, cooperation, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, aspiration, diligence, and creativity. These values are seamlessly woven into the fabric of daily school life, shaping not only the curriculum but also annual arts and sports competitions.

The school takes pride in offering a comprehensive curriculum that spans various disciplines, including mathematics, science, and technology. This rigorous syllabus encourages students to think outside the box, fostering intellectual growth.

DGGS goes beyond academics by providing a rich array of extracurricular activities, ranging from debating, drama, and athletics to unique offerings like the Physiology Club, poetry, and chess. This diverse program enhances girls' attainment, exposing them to a myriad of opportunities for social development while nurturing their creative and sporting potential.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Dover Grammar School for Girls does not adhere to a defined catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3 applicants for every place
Dover Grammar School for Girls, Frith Road, Dover CT16 2PZ, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Dover Grammar School for Girls employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
July 2024

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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