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Dover Grammar School for Girls

DGGS is a selective Girls Grammar secondary school in South East Kent with approximately 894 students on roll. As a school we have a long tradition of academic standards combined with a strong caring community. We aim to inspire the students to be aspirational in their plans for the future; to grow into well rounded individuals, developing the skills, talents and their character to enable them to flourish in tomorrow's world. This is reflected in the strong collective identity that DGGS has and the value placed on the vision tricolon: "Building character, fostering respect and achieving success". Alongside the school's strong teaching throughout Key stages 3, 4 and 5 DGGS also offers popular, additional experiences throughout the whole school. These include STEM opportunities, CEIAG workshops, talks and trips, Sports Leadership programmes and D of E to name but a few.

About our school experience


Candidates will experience a variety of activities throughout the day including:
- tour of the school
- observing form time/assemblies
- observing a variety of lessons across different key stages (and lessons within preferred subject area if possible)
- talks from the ITT professional tutor about routes into teaching and training options
- hearing from current trainees - what is the DGGS experience like?
- meeting the Headteacher/Deputy Head

Start and finish times
8.30 to 2.30
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training


Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Frith Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 2PZ
Map showing Dover Grammar School for Girls

Not available on site

Parking can be found on nearby roads surrounding the school including Frith Road, Castle Avenue, Avenue Road and Salisbury Road

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Frith Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 2PZ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship
  • Classics
  • Communication and media studies
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Social sciences