Dover Grammar School for Girls

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Dover Grammar School for Girls
Frith Road

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CT16 2PZ

TypeGrammar School
MottoOptima tenete
(Hold on to the best things in life")
Established1904 as Dover County School (with Dover Grammar School for Boys), and 1910 as Dover Girls Grammar School
Local authorityKent
Department for Education URN118806 Tables
Head teacherRobert Benson
Age11 to 18
HousesStephen de Pencester, Queen Ethelburga, St Martin, Hubert de Burgh

Dover Grammar School for Girls is a community grammar school for girls, aged between 11 and 18, and boys aged between 16 and 18, in Dover, England. The school has a range of subjects in the curriculum, as well as extra-curricular activities such as sports, art and drama clubs; the clubs run at lunchtimes and after-school.


It formed in 1904 as part of the Dover County School, and only later split into Boys' and Girls' Grammars in 1910 - DGGS still has close co-operation with the Boys' Grammar. The school's houses are Hubert de Burgh, St Martin, Queen Ethelburga, and Stephen de Pencester. The house names were chosen in a poll by the students in 1910 and have never changed.

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Coordinates: 51°8′1″N 1°18′26″E / 51.13361°N 1.30722°E / 51.13361; 1.30722