Posts by: Robert McAlpin

A View of The Close – 17th September

A View of The Close – 17th September

From The Headmasters Desk It has been another busy week at the College, with pupils and staff making the most of the fine weather at break and lunchtime. It has been great to see competitive fixtures resume, with matches played against Northbourne Park and Wellesley House. We look forward to swimming lessons commencing for Prep ...

The Beginning of Dover College

The Beginning of Dover College

The Beginning’s of Dover College;-   A gentleman called Robert Chignall (1840 – 1925) opened a small preparatory school in what is now St Martin’s House at Dover College in the 1860s for his main school at Westmount on the Folkestone Road.   On the 15th September 1871 the Dover College Company Limited was set ...

A View Of The Close – 2nd July 2021

A View Of The Close – 2nd July 2021

From The Headmasters Desk The College has been a hub of activity this week, with pupils across Prep and Senior actively participating in our inaugural Round Square Week. From beach cleaning to filmmaking and recycling to teambuilding, the ideals of adventure, democracy, environmentalism, internationalism, leadership and service have been more apparent than ever. The week ...

A View of The Close – 25th June 2021

A View of The Close – 25th June 2021

From The Headmasters Desk. It has been another busy and productive week at the College. We were pleased to welcome Gareth and Jess Doodes to the College yesterday, for the unveiling of Gareth’s portrait in the Refectory. A video of the speech by the Chairman of Governors, as well as the unveiling, is available on ...

A View Of The Close – 18th June 2021

A View Of The Close – 18th June 2021

From The Headmasters Desk The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, that the lifting of all remaining restrictions would be postponed, threw our plans for Sports Day, Prize Day and Leavers Services into doubt. Happily, a missive from the Department for Education on Tuesday opened up some latitude with regards how these events might be run ...

The Old Dovorian Club

The Dover College Alumni, "The Old Dovorian Club, is your global Alumni network and lifelong connection to Dover College".