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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.

The Brilliant Club Scholar's Programme

Posted on: 23/07/2018

This year twelve Charles Dickens School students (6 x Y9 and 6 x Y10) attended Goldsmiths, University of London, in order to graduate from the Brilliant Club Scholars programme.

Students started the Scholars Programme by attending the University of Sussex as a launch trip where they discovered more about university and the academic skill of referencing.  Over the next months, back at school, they regularly had seminars with a PhD Tutor from the University of Kent, the focus being on the Tutor’s specialist subject of the media as well as developing the students’ academic skills.

The programme culminated in each student producing a 2,500 word essay and each student completed the work to go on to achieve a pass or above.

The experience offered through The Brilliant Club gave students a much greater understanding of academic study and university life. It has already made some of them focus on university as the pathway for them.  One student commented:  “The Scholars Programme helped me get an understanding of what university would be like, and I loved visiting all the campuses.”

To find out more about The Brilliant Club go to