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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.

Press Release

Posted on: 10/01/2018

Press Release – 10 Jan 2018

The Charles Dickens School, a member of Barton Court Academy Trust, follows the National Healthy Schools Policy. We have a new catering provider "Independent Catering" who serve healthy food, from locally sourced farmers, which also includes organic produce.

Eating healthy is part of the School’s PSHEE programme of study for students and supports students ability to concentrate, learn and behave well.

Head of School, Mr Morgan said "Before the Christmas break all parents, students and staff were informed that the School would be extending the Healthy Schools Policy further in January 2018 by monitoring carefully what students were bringing into school to eat and drink. We had noticed a deterioration in concentration, learning and behaviour particular from students bringing into school large multi-packs of unhealthy food, snacks and drinks.

Since the introduction of this policy, which we are delighted to have the support of the majority of parents and students, we have seen a significant improvement in student concentration, attitude to learning and improved behaviour."