DCIS crowned school for Diversity and Inclusive Community at Singapore Education Awards


Source: Press release

Dover Court International School, winner of the BritCham UK Impact in Singapore Award, is proud to share that it has just been named the HoneyKids Asia Gold Award winner for the Diversity and Inclusive Community category at the Singapore Education Awards 2022!

Selected by a panel of expert judges and independent readers of HoneyKids, the school was chosen thanks to its commitment to inclusion and personalised learning approach, enabling all students to go further than they thought possible.

DCIS has a 50-year history of welcoming students of diverse needs and personalising learning to ensure every student can experience success. The uniquely tailored and fluid Pathway programme ensures relevant support for every student at every step of their academic journey. Diverse Secondary curriculum options also provide multiple routes to life after school, meeting individual aspirations for students of all abilities.

“The whole of the DCIS community is very proud to have received the award for diversity and inclusion. As a school, we aim to provide an environment where every student can thrive. Thank you to Honeykids for the recognition of what makes our school community so unique,” said David Burren Deputy Head, Inclusion at DCIS.

Dover Court also took home the UK Impact in Singapore Award at the 23rd Annual Business Awards organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore (BritCham).

As an inclusive and diverse school community, we are proud to be recognised for our steadfast commitment to our values as we continue delivering the highest quality teaching.

"We're a place that changes lives as a school that provides opportunities for such a diverse range of students. We can provide opportunities for education for children of all abilities," said Richard Dyer, Principal at DCIS.

DCIS students last academic year achieved outstanding pass rates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), with the highest average score across all 81 Nord Anglia Education schools and 2nd highest in Singapore - something to be particularly proud of as an inclusive school.

We are pleased that Dover Court students had a 100% pass rate, reaching an average score of 39 points, significantly above the global average of 31.9 points. Three students achieved 44 out of 45 possible points, placing them in the top 2% in the world, and an impressive 56% of our students achieved a score of 40 points and above.

As part of our year-long 50th-anniversary celebration this year, we hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 1st November 2022 to mark the official opening of our purpose-built centre for inclusive education, brand new indoor sports hall, and the DCIS Expressive Arts Hub, boasting specialist classrooms for drama, arts, music and design technology.

It was an honour to have our former principal Dr Maureen Roach grace this momentous occasion together with Nord Anglia Educations' Regional Managing Director Shaun Williams; our West Coast GRC Member of Parliament Ms Rachel Ong Sin Yen; British Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director, David Kelly and British High Commission's Deputy High Commissioner, Alex Bamford.