Establishment Dover Grammar School for Girls

URN: 118806

Community school

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Frith Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 2PZ
Local authority
Kent (886)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Robert Benson
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 118806, DfE number: 886/4109
UKPRN: 10002018
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 15 November 2013)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Duncan Ellerington Appointed by GB/board 23 June 2014 22 September 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Robert Charles Benson Appointed by GB/board 31 October 2016 30 October 2026
Amy Jane Bray Appointed by GB/board 26 June 2017 25 June 2025
Jean Brenda Haves Appointed by GB/board 19 January 2007 31 March 2025
Philip Greenin Elected by parents 16 December 2020 15 December 2024
Andrew Rogers Appointed by GB/board 30 September 2015 29 September 2023
Suzanne Taylor Warren Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2019 24 March 2023
Gary Hall Appointed by GB/board 24 June 2018 24 June 2022

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Patricia Ann Griggs Governor Elected by school staff 12 July 2000 12 July 2021
Duncan Ellerington Governor Appointed by GB/board 14 March 2006 1 January 2021
Susan Wendy King Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2010 1 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
St Radigunds
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Dover 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Dover 012D
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