Masterclasses in Criminology, Policing and Politics were on offer last week as part of an IBCP Year 12 Vision Morning held in conjunction with Canterbury Christchurch University.
Ten lecturers from a diverse range of Faculties spent the morning at Dane Court as part of a programme of events designed to promote dialogue and aspiration by an introduction to university level subjects in nine different areas.
Engaging students in a dialogue about future pathway possibilities was the prime focus of the morning with Faculty staff able to give insights into the study methods and skills required for a step into Higher Education. Many students took advantage of the opportunities on offer to try out new subjects, with Criminology and Policing being exceptionally popular.
The energy and expertise of the lecturers ensured that this collaboration between School and university was a focused morning for information and a widening of ideas giving all the participants an enhanced understanding of the broader horizons after sixth form.
A message regarding possible school closures
Written by Mr M Alderson
If at all possible the school will try to stay open in order to make sure that students are able to continue with their lessons and learning. In the very rare event of the school needing to close we will inform the following websites so parents can check for information:
The following Kent County Council website provides a live search facility and the opportunity to register for email and text alerts: http://www.kentclosures.co.uk/ Detailed instructions for using the service are included below.
Should the school need to close once the school day has started we will contact parents by telephone and will only release students once we have had confirmation from a parent or guardian. It would be helpful if parents could ensure they are contactable by phone if it looks likely that we may have to close.
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The SMS service is no longer being offered as an option. Any parents with outstanding credit will still continue to receive alerts, but no new requests for SMS alerts will be accepted. All alerts are by email.
Kent Mountain Centre 2019
Written by Mr M Alderson
On the 27 October 2019, thirty one year 9 students made the journey to North Wales for the annual outdoor activities week of adventure and excitement. Our fourty year relationship with Kent Mountain Centre (KMC) has seen hundreds of Dane Court students make that journey to participate in one of the most challenging and adventurous programmes offered by any visiting school.
As always, the group were well prepared for the challenges of the mountainous Snowdonia National Park and the nearby rugged coastline. With expert guidance from the tireless KMC instructors, our students reached mountain summits and tackled river gorges, mountain crags and sea cliffs. Evenings were filled with outdoor problem solving activities in the grounds of the Centre and a visit to the excellent local indoor climbing wall. And, now in its tenth year, the Dane Court KMC blog was maintained every evening by a dedicated band of students and staff who produced illustrated daily reports to update parents and friends back in Kent.
Whilst the eyes of the world were trained on a certain rugby pitch in Japan, Dane Court sixth formers were involved in a different kind of pitch, taking part in “The Big Pitch” in front of Ramsgate Mayor Councillor Raushan Ara.
Dane Court's student newspaper 'Chatter' would like to welcome all students and staff to the new academic year. The team, including many enthusiastic year 7's new to the school, have been working spook-tastically hard to get this edition ready for you all to enjoy in time for the end of term 1 and Halloween.
We would like to congratulate Izzy Brown who recently attended two trials for London Pulse netball club. Both trials were completed successfully and Izzy has now been selected to play for the U17 London Pulse Kent hub. Well done Izzy, Dane Court wishes you all the best in your next netball adventure.
The Dane Court Grammar School Parents Association's monthly boot fairs usually take place at the school from 6:30am on the second Saturday of each month with breaks over winter and during the summer holiday. Read more...