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08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (2 of 2) Strategies for planning ahead and the change curve are attached and link to the earlier tweet with practical advice. https://t.co/AJ8lXXLNTE

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (1 of 2): This week CDS students are thinking about the change curve; the internal emotional journey that people may experience when dealing with change. Attached are some practical ways to ease transitions and new beginnings. https://t.co/rRYIMGLLEJ

08/07/20

Notice to All Year 11 Students: The Prime Minister will address all school leavers on Friday 10 July at 10.00am. The broadcast can be found via Facebook and YouTube and a recording will be available on these platforms after the event.

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (3 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/tfw85TdzMF

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (2 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/CxQp1GeR11

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (1 of 3) Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/cp0pMgWqb0

01/07/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, we are still . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find a number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5royiJj for more info https://t.co/qOumBHjNW3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Have a listen to this song which sums up the hard times and difficulties that we have all faced together since March. We will have better days than others but we are all in this together and we will rise up and get through this! https://t.co/6I2K2ExYA3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday – This week CDS students are looking at self-esteem. See the attached guide to self-esteem and how to improve it. Please reach out for help and support if you need it at https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz https://t.co/MqxK8ewWOH

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (2 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mad up dishes out on our photographs! https://t.co/jY9YFLBdpl

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (1 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mood boards for planning out the dish on our photographs! https://t.co/YqcZb606J7

30/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NUdL7 to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/YHG7APxkXY

29/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support 24/7 - text any time, day or night, whenever you need mental health support. We are https://t.co/C2zoS4QWx7

29/06/20

Please have a look at the link below – The government has issued some sound advice for parents and carers about keeping children safe during this unprecedented time. https://t.co/FQTrYMCbyf…/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-… https://t.co/r4arEE4NZc

26/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/xARUPGbpXG

26/06/20

Mrs Booth has taken the decision to retire at the end of this year and we are now seeking a new Receptionist. Please see the ad below: https://t.co/wECySv5xYb…/receptionistadministrator-term… We wish Mrs Booth well in her future adventure! https://t.co/RvXCy6tKFb

25/06/20

Two of our Y7 students will be starring on the BBC2's “The Choir” on Tuesday 30th June at 9.00pm. They are “Singing for Britain”, an episode based around keyworker families and how music has brought people together during these times. https://t.co/yb8oMF3nOy

25/06/20

It’s been a confusing and worrying time recently, but Moodspark is . https://t.co/7QbZgYmm51 Providing mental health support to young people in Kent, the website has resources and service info. https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/qBZlwHlsJL

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: If you need help, please take a look at these links for more information on how to support your Mental Health https://t.co/f4ppAoUphD https://t.co/OniKSYlPvc https://t.co/D09XpRJN5E

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: CDS students are looking at overwhelming feelings and using a 0–10 scale to explore thse. Take a look at the questions attached to explore thoughts and feelings. https://t.co/YWwHxcTpS5

24/06/20

Check out these links for top advice from the NHS on children returning to school and info from PHE on looking after your feelings and body. https://t.co/C9Gy366N5b…/top-nhs-doctor-issues-advice-…/ https://t.co/gI60YYhXxT…/Easy_read_lookin…

22/06/20

More photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/eEyqIcXfUA

22/06/20

Check out these photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/vtnq8Pvyin

22/06/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, ChatHealth are . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5roPTAR for more info https://t.co/9r41d4lf4u

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/Aq42EHLjwY

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/5B1wPtQpDn

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 2 of 2) Watch this video for the science of a good night’s sleep https://t.co/YvnRd9JUgQ Try these links to help you with meditation and breathing exercises https://t.co/70xSfGydbL https://t.co/N4lTkhkukE https://t.co/CfCXQPzgFP

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 1 of 2) Wellbeing isn’t ‘one size fits all’ - Everyone is different. As our wellbeing shifts and changes, we should remember to notice those changes. See the attached for useful tips on dealing with broken sleep. https://t.co/y2HXCSSO1P

17/06/20

Did you know that everyone aged 16-18 in Kent now has access to Big White Wall which provides confidential mental health support online 24/7. Visit https://t.co/81tukfON5h to join their online mental health community. https://t.co/DfgcqYBhbA

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/NvgEAmPomT

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/4ul4sBC818

17/06/20

The following support is available at this time. https://t.co/zCoHbUKfZf National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 Childline 0800 1111 if you're a child/young person, a victim, or are worried about domestic violence. https://t.co/D6HWPr1PgR

16/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support. It is silent, free, confidential and anonymous. They are here 24/7 - text any time. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. https://t.co/1KfdW0tVor

16/06/20

You can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. SPA is there to help you explore mental health issues for young people and find the appropriate response https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/t5eNvAyhxP

16/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/cQvL9n5wJW

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 2 of 2) Links: Anxiety UK : https://t.co/9EYqoB1nvI Men's Health Forum : https://t.co/wv4OKkVS11 Mind : https://t.co/OhcG8uZQYw

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 1 of 2) We focus on using the APPLE technique to notice and challenge thoughs and worries. https://t.co/NlCztBEYBD.

10/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support - it is silent, free, confidential and anonymous 24/7. We are 24/7, whenever you need mental health support. https://t.co/Th9EdnD7wZ

10/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering A delicious summery strawberry cheesecake and a stack of sweet cinnamon rock cakes! Well done to our budding chefs! https://t.co/0mt5eysHdO

10/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/Cj0EsuQCc5

Uniform

New Year 7 Uniform Guidance

New Starters Information

Year 7-9 Price Guide

Parent Information

Size Guide How to Measure

Savings and Family Club Info


The aim of the school uniform & dress code is to:

  1. promote a shared identity and foster pride in the School
  2. ensure dress appropriate for the working day
  3. promote equality and avoid issues of comparison & peer pressure

Students are expected to be smart. School uniform is to be worn correctly at all times during the school day including to and from School as well as for visits and school events unless otherwise noted. Non-school uniform days students clothing should be smart casual and suitable for the business of the day, normal regulations regarding jewellery, hair and make-up apply on these days.

Boys - Year 7 to 9

Blazer

Grey blazer with badge (available from uniform suppliers)

Trousers

Plain, Charcoal formal trousers of a polyester/viscose type fabric.

Shirt

Plain white with shirt-type collar.  The shirt can be long or short sleeved.

Jumper

Plain grey stocking stitch jumper with collarless V-neck.  The jumper can be long sleeved or sleeveless.

 

Boys - Year 10 to 11

Blazer

Black blazer with badge (available from uniform suppliers)

Trousers

Plain, black formal trousers of a polyester/viscose type fabric.

Shirt

Plain white with shirt-type collar.  The shirt can be long or short sleeved.

Jumper

Plain black stocking stitch jumper with collarless V-neck.  The jumper can be long sleeved or sleeveless.

Boys - All Years

Tie

College tie (available from uniform suppliers)

Shoes

Plain black formal Leather shoes. No boots, canvas shoes, trainers or suede shoes should be worn.  Shoes must not have coloured soles or trims.  Coloured laces are not permitted, they must be black.

Socks

Plain grey or black socks.

PE/Games

Training shoes, white socks, white shorts, red football socks, football boots, shin pads, gum-shield and towel.

Games shirts are a red polo top with school badge and/or a red/ white rugby top with white collar. (Available from uniform suppliers).

Black and Red Tracksuits/ Red sweatshirts with School badge/ CDS Sport rain jacket are a welcome addition but not essential. (No Hoodies)

  • Denim, brushed cotton or corduroy trousers are forbidden.
  • Coats should be removed during lessons and NO hoodies or sweatshirts should be worn in replacement of a coat or jumper.
  • Hats, scarves and gloves should NOT be worn in the school building.
  • Extreme hairstyles or colours will not be permitted.

 

Girls - Year 7 to 9

Blazer

Grey blazer with badge (available from uniform suppliers)

Trousers

Plain, Charcoal formal trousers with school logo (available from uniform suppliers). 

No other trousers are permitted.

Skirt

Box pleated skirt in the school tartan (available from uniform suppliers)

Shirt

Plain white with shirt-type collar.  The shirt can be long or short sleeved.

Jumper

Plain grey stocking stitch jumper with collarless V-neck.  The jumper can be long sleeved or sleeveless.

Girls - Year 10 to 11

Blazer

Black blazer with badge (available from uniform suppliers)

Trousers

Plain, Charcoal formal trousers with school logo (available from uniform suppliers). 

No other trousers are permitted.

Skirt

Box pleated skirt in the school tartan (available from uniform suppliers)

Shirt

Plain white with shirt-type collar.  The shirt can be long or short sleeved.

Jumper

Plain grey stocking stitch jumper with collarless V-neck.  The jumper can be long sleeved or sleeveless.

Girls - All Years

Tie

College tie (available from uniform suppliers)

Shoes

Plain black formal Leather shoes (low heel). No stilettos, sling backs, canvas shoes, peep toes, trainers, boots or suede shoes should be worn.   Coloured laces are not permitted, they must be black.

Socks

Plain grey or black socks.

PE/Games

Training shoes, white socks, white polo blouse with school badge, Black and scarlet skort.  Red shorts and Black leggings are optional.

Black and Red Tracksuits/ Red sweatshirts with School Badge/ CDS Sport rain jacket are a welcome addition but not essential. (No Hoodies)

  • Coats should be removed during lessons and NO hoodies or sweatshirts should be worn in replacement of a coat or jumper.
  • Hats, scarves and gloves should NOT be worn in the school building.
  • Extreme hairstyles or colours will not be permitted.
  • DISCREET makeup is acceptable for KS4 students only.
  • Nail varnish and acrylic nails are NOT acceptable.

 

Jewellery

  • Students wearing jewellery in school can be an obvious source of danger and is forbidden.Students wearing jewellery will be asked to remove it.Items will be confiscated for one week, including a weekend.
  • Discreet studs (one per earlobe only) may be worn at the owner’s physical risk where a student has pierced earlobes.
  • Body, facial and other ear piercings are considered a danger and MUST NOT be worn for school.
  • Student who cannot remove jewellery for any reason may be excluded from lessons.

Under no circumstances will the school be willing to accept responsibility, financial or otherwise, for the loss on school premises of any items of jewellery worn or brought to school by students.

PE Kit - KS3 & KS4 Core

Boys:

Required Kit:

  • Red Charles Dickens Polo Shirt – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon R150 Fully reversible sports top – Scarlet and White – Embroidered with school badge
  • White PE sport shorts
  • White ankle sports socks (for indoor PE)
  • Red football socks (for outdoor PE)
  • Trainers
  • Football Boots
  • Shin Pads
  • Mouth guard

Optional Boys PE kit:

  • Falcon B250 ¼ Zip Top – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T008 Panelled Rain Jacket – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T030 Performance Jacket – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon ZR35 Training Trouser (Performance Fit) – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge

 

Girls:

Required Kit:

  • White Charles Dickens Polo Shirt - Embroidered with school badge (also available in girls cut)
  • Falcon G203 Black/Scarlet/White Skort
  • Falcon ZR38 Black Girls Legging - Embroidered with school badge
  • White ankle sports socks (for indoor PE)
  • Red football socks (for outdoor PE)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots
  • Shin Pads

Optional Girls PE kit:

  • Red PE sport shorts
  • Falcon B250 ¼ Zip Top – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T008 Panelled Rain Jacket – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T030 Performance Jacket – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon ZR35 Training Trouser (Performance Fit) – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge

PE Kit - Examination Based - KS4

Boys:

Required Kit:

  • Falcon G920 Sports Polo – Black/Scarlet/White - Embroidered with school badge and ‘Examination PE’
  • Falcon R150 Fully reversible sports top – Scarlet and White – Embroidered with school badge
  • White PE sport shorts
  • White ankle sports socks (for indoor PE)
  • Red football socks (for outdoor PE)
  • Trainers
  • Football Boots
  • Shin Pads
  • Mouth guard

Optional Boys PE kit:

  • Falcon B250 ¼ Zip Top – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T008 Panelled Rain Jacket – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T030 Performance Jacket – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon ZR35 Training Trouser (Performance Fit) – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge

 

Girls:

Required Kit:

  • Falcon G925 Girls Cut Sports Polo – Black/Scarlet/White - Embroidered with school badge and ‘Examination PE’
  • Falcon G203 Black/Scarlet/White Skort
  • Falcon ZR38 Black Girls Legging - Embroidered with school badge
  • White ankle sports socks (for indoor PE)
  • Red football socks (for outdoor PE)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots
  • Shin Pads

Optional Girls PE kit:

  • Red PE sport shorts
  • Falcon B250 ¼ Zip Top – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T008 Panelled Rain Jacket – Black/Scarlet/White – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon T030 Performance Jacket – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge
  • Falcon ZR35 Training Trouser (Performance Fit) – Black/Scarlet – Embroidered with school badge

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