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CDS skiers having fun on the slopes!


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.

Enrichment Activities

The Charles Dickens School offers a broad range of enrichment activities through the PSHEE curriculum. Enrichment enables us, a school to provide experiential learning opportunities to students.

Enrichment helps students to develop their interests and abilities, provides valuable learning experiences outside their studies, and promotes independence and interpersonal links with students in other Years.

The enrichment activities that we provide as a school look to develop students through a Head, Heart, Hands approach.

Head: - Developing thinking skills

Heart: - Developing students emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Hands: - Developing practical, kinaesthetic experiences

Students are given opportunities within school to:

  • Outside speakers into assemblies
  • One off workshops
  • Long term programmes
  • Drop in sessions
  • Vote in school-based elections
  • Student Voice (Sit on student council and various ‘drive teams’).
  • Attend clubs at lunchtime, and after-school
  • Go on school trips
  • Brilliant Club
  • Gifted & Talented club

The Charles Dickens School works with a number of outside agencies to deliver high quality enrichment for our students including:

  • Dove Self-Esteem Project
  • Speakers for Schools
  • Brook Advisory Service
  • Kent Rail and Road Safety
  • Oasis Thanet
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • HeadStart Project

Physical Education Clubs - Term 3