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CDS Careers Fayre Wednesday 26 February. All students will have the chance to speak with representatives from different industries to help them look at future employment options.


Year 8 Taster Day Tuesday 25 February. All Year 8 students will sample option subjects to help them make their Key Stage 4 study choices.


Reminder for Year 10 Parents’ Evening, Monday 24 February starting at 4.30pm. Ensure that appointments are made and contact the Year team if you need assistance.


All CDS students return to school Monday 24 February. We hope you have had a lovely half term break.


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.

GCSE Results 2019

Posted on: 22/08/2019

We would like to offer our congratulations to Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today. This year saw a significant increase in the number of top grades achieved and this in particular reflects the determination and commitment of students and staff. We offer all students our very best wishes as they take their next steps at school, college or in apprenticeships.

Warren Smith, Headteacher said:

“There have been some exceptional individual performances, including a number of grade 9s in very challenging subjects such as English and history. It is well documented that these qualifications are more rigorous than those they replaced and these outcomes are the product of absolute dedication from students and expert guidance from staff.”

Achievement in GCSE art, BTEC dance, BTEC music, BTEC travel and tourism and BTEC sport was particularly strong.


Dana Reed who achieved a grade 9 (in history) and 4 grade 7s;


Daisy Kennedy who achieved 2 grade 8s (in art and design and technology) and a grade 7


Adrien Colyer who achieved a grade 8 (in English lit) and 3 grade 7s;


Freya Greenhalgh who achieved a grade 8 (in art) and 3 grade 7s


GCSE Subject Results Summary 2019