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Reminder: Year 10 Parents' Evening Monday 24 February at 4.30pm.


Year 10 Design Technology have been engaged in the research and design of a speaker unit to connect to a phone, laptop or mp3 player.


The art department are requesting plastic bottle tops and lids to create a piece of art work through recycling. Please start saving them and bring them in by the end of March!


Year 11 after school interventions 2.50pm-3.50pm Tuesday-Friday. Please check your child’s planner weekly for the sessions they are required to attend.


NCS 4 phase programme for Year 11 students this summer costs £50. This covers all food, accommodation, travel & activities. All receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister which is recognised by universities, employers & apprenticeships


And they're off! Ski group heading to Pila, Italy, for half term week. Watch here for daily updates.


Ski trip departs 12 noon tomorrow! Check out the snow report!


Year 10 Parents' Evening - Monday 24 February at 4.30pm. Please ensure that your child is making appointments


CDS beat Chatham & Clarendon in the final, making them Year 8 Thanet Dodgeball Champions 2020


CDS Anti Bullying Ambassadors and Student Voice held a cyber bullying workshop with Year 7 & 8 students for internet safety day.


CDS has 35 Anti Bullying Ambassadors in conjunction with the Diana Award. There is always someone to speak to if students feel unsafe, vulnerable, upset or lonely.

Curriculum Overview

At The Charles Dickens School we have developed a curriculum to ensure there are pathways to personal excellence and enjoyment in learning. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach.  We ensure that each pupil has a tailored curriculum as far as possible to meet their needs, aptitude and interests. We offer a range of pathways from the “grammar stream”, “main pathway” and “technical pathway” to ensure every learner is challenged and supported to fulfil their potential.

Charles Dickens offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is both challenging and stimulating. All pupils in Years 7 and 8 will follow the National Curriculum and in Years 9 to 11 they will have the opportunity to study a range of GCSE, Applied BTEC, Technical and Creative subjects. The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of all learners. In Years 9 – 11 our curriculum offers personalised pathways to success and future opportunities in training, Further Education and ultimately in achieving fulfilling careers.

For any pupil who has additional and/or special educational needs we have an outstanding team to support them. We ensure that no child is left behind and all make exceptional progress. Equally we will ensure any pupil who exhibits exceptional talents will be nurtured to excel.

“Since coming to this school in September, I’ve loved it.  The teachers are all friendly and whenever you’re stuck they will try their hardest to help you!”.

Y7 student