28 NOV 2014

Speaking to 6th Formers at DGSB

I paid a visit to  Dover Grammar School for Boys on Friday to talk to students and take part in a Q&A with Sixth Formers.

It was good to catch up with staff at the school and answer questions from students on my job as an MP and work in the Dover area. I also took part in a lesson with Sociology students on the changing nature of politics in today's society.I really enjoyed talking to students and answering their questions.

They were incredibly switched on about political issues and our local area. The sociology lesson was fascinating. No wonder it's one of the best schools around and well exceeds national averages. In 2013, 92% of all students at the school got 5 good GCSEs, including Maths and English, well above the national average of 60%.

The staff do a fantastic job ensuring the students are stretched to the max and are challenged. A lot of improvement has been made at the school and it's on an upward trajectory. The new Headteacher, Mrs Chapman has made a big difference.

A good education is the best possible start in life. I hope Dover Grammar goes from strength to strength and it's great to see the school doing so well.


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