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21/01/21

Year 8 & 9 HPV Immunisation Programme to go ahead at CDS on 1st/2nd February using a drive-thru clinic in the school car park. Keep an eye on emails for more info over the next week for time slots when children should attend. https://t.co/K1BDw3K9k0

20/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday! Week 2 of the Mental Cleanse Challenge - We hope that you took up some of the tips last week to get your mental health cleanse started! https://t.co/oNEFfl2DNX https://t.co/gmCnPB0zvc Wishing everyone a safe & restful week. https://t.co/grlaaPzS0H

14/01/21

Welcome to your weekly wellbeing message: The Mental Cleanse Challenge! It’s time for a mental health cleanse! See the attached for tips on cleansing your mind. https://t.co/POwpE2E6YQ

12/01/21

Barton Court Academy Trust wants to recruit a new School Governor for the Local Governing Body of The Charles Dickens School. If this is something that may interest you, please read the attached flyer. https://t.co/dWwn9gvJSA

08/01/21

Retweeted From Karen Dawber

Thanks for including us on your support sheet. https://t.co/YXSq4kdYL3 is free and available for 10-16 year olds in via a mobile, laptop or tablet. Once signed in, have access to a range of support features, as well as our online counsellors https://t.co/SDJa5Wgv27

06/01/21

Welcome to your first Wellbeing Wednesday message for 2021! With everything going on in the world today the wellbeing of everyone is being challenged on a day-to-day basis. See the attached info sheet for great tips on coping with this lockdown. https://t.co/mT1Tyo1ilT

06/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Modern classic?👍 Or unplayable?👎 This , jack into the file on the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077. The free guide provides tips for parents & carers to ensure your kids are playing safe! Apple: https://t.co/xrjXVyKaMU Android: https://t.co/lH0MJ2qruO https://t.co/pU4VY2VO9p

06/01/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

If you're worried about your child during the pandemic, take a look at this brilliant article by for . We're glad some our data and research was used to highlight and address what we can all do to support children's https://t.co/igA2DMdmsg

10/12/20

Well done to all Y7 & 8 (and some Y9) students for competing in the virtual Kent School Games. Congratulations to Sophie who finished in 1st place in “Thanet for Girls Cross Country” and Isabelle who finished in 3rd place for the “Year 7 Girls Cross Country”. https://t.co/ZLmr6dNl5I

09/12/20

Wellbeing Wednesday! Friendships. Check out the wellbeing attachments for inspiration and click on this link to see what makes a good friend https://t.co/e2RkLcTZue We all love the film Toy story! https://t.co/WZ0RAE0aPW https://t.co/2hgQ7GobJN

09/12/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It’s almost Christmas... 🎅🏻 With so many new devices and games emerging, the handy search tool on our app can help you stay throughout the festive holidays. Download it now! Apple: https://t.co/HAags8G704 Android: https://t.co/k4aCqsDt24 https://t.co/XvjgqFU5eG

09/12/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

"We get locked down and we get up again"🎵🎄 This we're taking a look back at a rollercoaster of a year! Lift your spirits with our extremely catchy 2020 Christmas jingle with the ever-amazing MusicAlternative 👇 https://t.co/ES6awLGv6t

26/11/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

You may have heard that we’ve released our FREE mobile app today, which gives you a world of at your fingertips! 📢 In our latest blog feature, you can find out much more about the app and all the benefits it provides! >> https://t.co/FjC40wb8fL https://t.co/Ns9s8llAsn

25/11/20

FREE EVENT! Does your family know its TikTok from its Twitter? Its Deliveroo from its Discord? And its Bieber from its Baby Shark? See the attached information sheet. REGISTER FREE HERE https://t.co/JGwNVWsR2q https://t.co/SRRCTeIJct

25/11/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: Think Positive! Everyone, no matter how positive they are, can and will have better days than others. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” Michael Jordan, American basketball player https://t.co/hFehYkFAdn

18/11/20

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday – This week is Anti-Bullying week so we are focusing on how an act of kindness can have many benefits. Acts of kindness affect the person on the receiving end and also improves our own wellbeing! https://t.co/hetK29a6Eo

18/11/20

Children in Need Fundraising Update – Thanks to everyone who supported CDS in our fundraising efforts on Friday for Children in Need. We raised a whopping £870.93 for this amazing charity. Well done everyone! https://t.co/G1p8PtYI1l

12/11/20

Reminder: Tomorrow, Friday 13th November, CDS are supporting Children in Need with a non-uniform day for students. Students should bring £1 in if they are wearing non-uniform. Items are on sale throughout the day to raise funds for this charity. https://t.co/x7jgcQ5Gv7

11/11/20

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! We are all readjusting to the changes of being in lockdown again & thinking about how we can continue to understand what builds our personal wellbeing. Small actions build a positive over time. (see attached) https://t.co/5T7bGEdkWN

10/11/20

On Friday we will be supporting Children in Need with a non-school uniform day. Students are asked to bring in £1 to wear non-uniform. Pins and wrist bands will also be on sale during the day. Thanks for your support! https://t.co/nXV9vJD7La https://t.co/Hiuqjex5Pl

10/11/20

Art – A Year 9 CDS art student grabbed a winning position in the Sainsbury’s Art competition this year. Well done Jessica! https://t.co/nVUC2TAeoM

04/11/20

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message - This week students are looking at the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep. See the attached sleep guidance sheet. https://t.co/IPXmaF5C33 https://t.co/FkECgQ6iOP https://t.co/ixXmpmzLT6

04/11/20

Retweeted From Kent County Council

And have a look at https://t.co/vOEy547k6s for support across Kent and Medway plus of course follow https://t.co/PJHh90saJc

04/11/20

Tweet 4 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/rhpJanTcVc

04/11/20

Tweet 3 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/u61ykhq4N9

04/11/20

Tweet 2 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/A5dYCPtHiS

04/11/20

Tweet 1 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/Zm6Nc8w0L1

28/10/20

Kent County Council has announced vouchers for food are available during half-term for families whose children are eligible for benefits related free school meals, so that no Kent child goes hungry. Please see the attached for more. https://t.co/Q6qJCPd8jK

14/10/20

Art – Year 8 students have been studying the “Day of the Dead”, a Mexican holiday celebrated when family and friends gather and pray for, and remember their friends and family members who have died. https://t.co/RQYMupXi95

14/10/20

Photography - Year 9 had great fun making and experimenting with their camera obscura’s - Using a shoe box, magnify glass and tracing paper, students created their own dark room and were able to see the up-side-down version of the image in front of them. https://t.co/QdZ7ItYaxS

14/10/20

Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at how to help themselves if they have problems or worries. https://t.co/NjHfDL87Ph https://t.co/6sv1FyuV6M

07/10/20

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! This Saturday, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is “mental health for all”. https://t.co/URXBn79F8e

07/10/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

“Alexa, What do I need to know about you?”💬 It’s our turn to help! This week’s focus is on Amazon Alexa. From insecure devices to privacy concerns, our guide has all you need to ensure your kids use Alexa safely. Download >> https://t.co/kUzcTtl7hx https://t.co/7vJQJgWKw2

24/09/20

On Wellbeing Wednesday students looked at Digital Detox. A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices. Regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. https://t.co/Qm5gx6MUSE

17/09/20

H&C room - Completion! Thanks to the generous grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, the H&C room is now complete. Look at these photographs of the space our students now have – up to date, modern work stations fit for any budding chef to create and learn in. https://t.co/jOv3j1NuOr

16/09/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - students are looking self-care: taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. https://t.co/gKaPCjeIUr

21/08/20

Hospitality & Catering refurbishment update - The work benches are going in and soon we will have fully functional and individual kitchen work stations for students to work at! https://t.co/2LOaYnKXFJ

18/08/20

H&C Room Refurbishment - Work has continued over the last 3 weeks with the partition wall being erected and lots of behind the scenes work in terms of piping and electrics. The walls are clad in UPVC and the school logo is up! https://t.co/vLMFXnbAsk

24/07/20

H&C Refurbishment – Following our earlier post, and thanks to the grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, work continues through the summer break on the refurbishment of the Hospitality & Catering Room. The builders have arrived on site and work commences! https://t.co/sqin6NYDxS

14/07/20

H&C Refurb - We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in achieving a significant grant from The Savoy Educational Trust in order to enhance the facilities and encourage more students into the Hospitality Industry. Follow the refurb journey here. https://t.co/VrQ9eYoiKH

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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