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31/03/21

Welcome to our final Wellbeing Wednesday of Term 4! What a year it has been! This week we are looking at adopting a flexible mindset. See the attached info for more detail and have a great Easter break everyone! https://t.co/dEEMlSQse5

31/03/21

Two Year 10 students have volunteered their free time to HeadStart, recruiting and evaluating the programme. Both girls are now leading on aspects of the project. For more information visit https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/lgpli7jQds https://t.co/oif1MDuSHM

24/03/21

Welcome to another Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at the benefits of “journaling” to improve their mental health and wellbeing. What is journaling? See the attached tips to see how it might work for you! https://t.co/XbuN0v9EuW

17/03/21

Another Wellbeing Wednesday is upon us! This week students are looking at morning routines. https://t.co/DyDzvnJ9js

16/03/21

Comic Relief 2021! We are supporting “Red Nose Day” with a non-uniform day on Friday 19 March. Students can donate £1 on that morning if they wear non-uniform. Let’s support this fantastic cause and raise as much as we can! https://t.co/8Le7TcXAEc https://t.co/MxhXQRnhjV

10/03/21

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at how diving into a book can nurture their wellbeing and sustain their resilience. https://t.co/GW7Qg3ChAJ

10/03/21

Calling all chefs! There is a cooking competition being run across the whole of Kent called Young Cooks. https://t.co/EbZRv5k29w Let Mrs Naylor at school know if you have entered! https://t.co/ciFaVb5xJK

24/02/21

Welcome back to Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at self-esteem. See our attached wellbeing guidance for more info. Take a look at this YouTube video https://t.co/Xknm4Pre83 https://t.co/rikQwZJWiZ

23/02/21

H&C – Year 10 & 11 winners of their half term baking competition: excellent tray bakes and a home-made Buenos cheesecake. Well done! https://t.co/btm32xb7fA

23/02/21

H&C - Although there was no pancake tossing competition in the Hospitality & Catering classroom this year, Mrs Naylor challenged Y9 students to come up with the best looking, creative pancake. Here are the winning entries. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Xtn5eLtqEZ

23/02/21

H&C - Y8 students were challenged with a homemade soup making competition during half term. There were 3 winners: Vegetable soup with spicy notes &croutons, homemade cream of tomato soup, and vegetable and tomato winter soup. Well done to all who took part! https://t.co/8i8jmkaAPa

23/02/21

H&C – Y7 students were challenged with a bread making competition during half term. Entries came in interesting shapes/unusual ingredients. 3 winners stood out: A rustic loaf, fantastic pretzels, and a plaited loaf. Well done to all who took part and keep baking! https://t.co/NraD7EjyUk

12/02/21

We would like to extend our thanks to all parents and carers for your support this term in enabling us to continue with our remote learning. Students are now able to limit the gaps in their knowledge that lockdown could bring. Thank you all. https://t.co/d69EFaZ8oR

12/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

11/02/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

In the week of , we’ve partnered with 👮‍ to bring you a special guide. Get top tips on how to protect your family from cyber crime! 🔒 Apple: https://t.co/jUsCN1Stq9 Android: https://t.co/X5AZ3kfekB https://t.co/qDYHLUsrnv

11/02/21

Ensure you visit our learner portal for great tips on keeping your child safe online and visit National Online Safety for their free online safety resources. https://t.co/AkDrdidSdB

11/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

10/02/21

Wellbeing Wednesday (2of2) - Resilience & Wellbeing We can find creativity in many different ways. These re inspirational start points: Art & drawing: https://t.co/FwEeZ4lyzX Photography: https://t.co/zTI77bYGcI Music: https://t.co/82qUp5iyRn

10/02/21

It’s the final Wellbeing Wednesday message of Term 3, and this week we are reflecting on wellbeing and resilience. Last week was Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 with the theme - Express Yourself! https://t.co/unuCYRLEZ8 https://t.co/EqxpETvszH

10/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

09/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

08/02/21

We are delighted to update you with the news that the School has been recognised for its commitment to providing safe remote education and has achieved National Online Safety Safe Remote Education Accreditation. https://t.co/KyQwG4L9lg

08/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

03/02/21

It's our Wellbeing Wednesday message: We may be multi-tasking towards overload at the moment with our minds spinning through worries & anxieties. Have a look at the attached tips on using nature to refresh your wellbeing. https://t.co/rvwKp0tlo4 https://t.co/IzlUICgOXb

03/02/21

A talented Y7 art student responded to the work of artist Friedrich Hundertwasser, to transform some of Thanet's local buildings and landmarks into Hundertwasser inspired buildings and landscapes. His teacher says that she is thrilled with what he has created! https://t.co/tKgHclkhkn

28/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

IT'S HERE! 📢 This say hello to our FREE mobile app for parents & educators 📱🤩 Be . Download the app today for instant information about the latest apps, games, devices & more. Apple: https://t.co/VNrn1suz6q Android: https://t.co/AjNNOyXLK6 https://t.co/kWDIx35CMn

28/01/21

The School is delighted to announce that it has gained accreditation for supporting online safety. Stakeholders are accessing and using the National Online Safety resources to keep the school community safe whilst online. https://t.co/lLCtU5tnfr

28/01/21

Year 9 Photography students were given a brief to respond to the work of photographer, Matt Ball, creating a series of symmetrical images using their own photographs as starting points. This capable student has gone above and beyond – excellent work! https://t.co/VJfCWEZVGX

27/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday – We are looking at establishing a good daily routine to enrich wellbeing & build resilience. While some are going through self-isolation, a “normal routine” is not something we are able to maintain. See the attached tips. https://t.co/98qW13StXt

27/01/21

Retweeted From Karen Dawber

On this there are some great mini-activities on https://t.co/YXSq4kdYL3 which help with managing feelings, expressing yourself, healthy habits & connecting with others. Sign up for free & give them a try. https://t.co/kD84ihU1Vs

27/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

We recently spoke to about tackling digital dangers and the importance of both educators and parents in harnessing tools to keep children safe online. You can read the full feature here >> https://t.co/jKWfh9KSbQ https://t.co/1svdOQDA4w

27/01/21

Well done to Carly (Y8) for volunteering at the COVID vaccination centre for Margate and Mocketts Wood PCN. She’s doing a wonderful job! https://t.co/7Lho8WzwfF

25/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It may come as no surprise to parents that children spent more time gaming online in 2020. With tweets related to the subject increasing by 75% over the last year, we’ve taken a look at the connotations in our blog feature >> https://t.co/VFvKec4eYo https://t.co/LgHxZx6Utk

25/01/21

The school is proud to announce that it is working towards its National Online Safety remote learning accreditation, to show the fantastic work taking place with online learning. https://t.co/YtM8pnG2E9

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

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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