Plans to demolish Dover Grammar School for Boys and replace it with a new building on the same site have been given the go-ahead by Kent County Council.
Completed in the 1930s and standing prominently over Dover, the selective secondary school caters for 860 boys aged 11-16 with a mixed gender sixth form.
With an ambition to rise from a ‘good’ Ofsted to ‘outstanding’, many of the school’s facilities were holding it back. The buildings were falling significantly short of modern schools and unable to provide high-quality teaching environments. An assessment of the buildings found that refurbishment to remain in long-term educational use was not feasible, and the buildings could not be put to alternative viable uses alongside any new build school.