School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 11 - 18
Type Boarding
Size 500 pupils
Bursaries Available

The school offer academic scholarships into Sixth Form for students who excel in their GCSEs. There are also a limited number of sports scholarships available in Rugby for boys and Hockey for girls.

Mr Alex Foreman

Open Days & Events

Join us for whole school open morning on Saturday 19 March 2022. Registration to attend is required via – the event start at 9am with private tours hosted by students. Visitors will be able to view the school’s impressive facilities and enjoy an informal buffet lunch. The school is also open daily for private tours, please contact to book.

Scholarships & Bursaries

As a state boarding school, we are unable to offer scholarships to new Year 7 students. We do offer a few scholarships to existing gifted and talented students. A small number of bursaries are available for those needing financial assistance or full bursaries in exceptional circumstances; military families receive priority.

Contact Details

Duke of York’s Royal Military School

Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5EQ

Duke of York’s Royal Military School

Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5EQ

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School is the only state full boarding school in the country offering high standards of education, going beyond the curriculum to also equip students aged 11 – 18 with important life skills and values. While a regular school, its unique military heritage and ethos gives students many advantages and opportunities – they become Dukies for life.

Head's Welcome

Our students are the best thing about the school. Using our values of courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline, they are encouraged to apply these in everything they do, particularly in the classroom. Students develop maturity and resilience, and are socially confident. We have something unique here, a pursuit of excellence with our special mix of military and education.


The Duke of York’s Royal Military School is set within 150 acres of beautiful Kentish countryside near Dover, the school enjoys academic success way above the national average with an A Level pass rate of 97% and Sixth Formers gaining first choice university places including Russell Group – Cambridge, Sheffield, Exeter and Leeds. GCSE results place it in the top 5% of schools.

The most recent Ofsted report rates the school’s leaders and managers as ‘outstanding’ and the school as ‘good’ overall.

As well as academic achievements, students enjoy an active lifestyle with sport, music, drama and more than 70 clubs. The school has one of the largest Combined Cadet Forces and is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award centre.

Facilities are outstanding with modern teaching blocks, performance arts centre, sports hall, gym, swimming pool, Olympic-sized running track, AstroTurf hockey pitches, rugby and cricket pitches, lawn and hard tennis courts, and squash courts.

The school is popular with Armed Forces families and is supported by the MOD. Its Academy status means boarding is offered at competitive rates with education government funded. DOYRMS honours its military heritage with a number of ceremonial events during the year and students become Dukies for life. Royal patron is HRH Prince Edward Duke of Kent.

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