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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.

Assistance with the SIMS Learning Gateway

Posted on: 11/04/2018

Dear Parent/Carer

In our previous letter we wrote to advise you about our new school management system (SIMS Learning Gateway) which allows you to log-in directly and keep your personal data up to date. This is a reminder that you should have logged in by now to check your personal details, and to check you are able to log in to receive your child’s reports.

I have attached an "Accessing SIMS Learning Gateway" help sheet that will guide you through the process of logging in to view your child's report. The Charles Dickens School will also be holding two informal drop in sessions to give hands on support to any parent/carer who is currently having difficulties logging in, or accessing their child's reports. These sessions will be Tuesday 17 April 9am till 11am, and Wednesday 18 April 2pm to 3:30pm

Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Yours Faithfully

Mr R Henderson
Assistant Headteacher

Download "Accessing SIMS Learning Gateway" Help Sheet