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  • Year 11 Red Carpet event 2018

    Year 11 Red Carpet event 2018

  • Olivia receives national award

    Olivia receives national award

    Excellence in Geographical Learning Read More
  • Orchestra Day

    Orchestra Day

    Local primary school student musicians perform together Read More
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    Record year for table tennis

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    Swimmers out in force

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Sixth Form Prospectus 2018

E-safety

facebooktwitter swirl3 100pxWe encourage students to make use of their digital devices to support their learning. However, there are occasions when they can be used inappropriately and there have been incidents of cyberbullying that have been brought to our attention.

The minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, and Snapchat is 13.
For Vine, Tinder and Yik Yak it's 17. YouTube requires account holders to be 18, although a 13 year-old can signup with a parent's permission. But according to The Social Age Study by knowthenet.org.uk, approximately 59% of children have already used a social network by the time they are 10.

As a school we have a duty to safeguard our students and while we cannot police their social networking we can try to encourage responsible use. Support from parents and guardians is essential to our success in keeping our students safe, and we know it can sometimes seem an uphill task to keep up with the expansion of social networking.
The following are very useful sites for every one who has the interests of young
peoples’ online safety at heart, and we would encourage you to take some time to explore them:

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.

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It is a comprehensive resource designed to raise awareness about safeguarding children, answer questions and give information, advice and support with particular reference to child sexual abuse and internet safety. Anyone working with or looking after children will find topics covered very helpful.

Visit NetAware

The children's charity, NSPCC and mobile 'phone service provider, O2 have created a useful up-to-date reference for parents and carers.
The website lists all the social networks popular with children along with the results of surveys and advice.

British Summer Swimming Championships

swim medal 2017During the summer holiday’s, Olivia Miles, 10H, took part in the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Zimmer Vs Williams Concert Trip

IMG 0505On Friday 6 October 2017, eighteen musical students made their way to The Royal Festival Hall, SouthBank Centre, London to watch a fantastic performance with The London Concert Orchestra playing all the very best film scores from two of the best composers of the 20th century. 

IMG 0502We heard music from Hans Zimmer, highlights including Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception and Gladiator and music from John Williams such as Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superman and E.T.
The group had seats in the choir stalls, with excellent views of the orchestra from above, which meant we could see all of the conductor's direction first hand.

Unexpectedly, the conductor had themed outfits for each piece and added a lot of comedy to such a fantastic night.

Wicked Trip

wicked musical 250pxOn Wednesday 27 September, thirty lucky students travelled to London to take part in a musical workshop at Pineapple Studios and watch the Matinee performance of Wicked the musical.

We were incredibly lucky to have the assistant director of music (of the show), who took the students on a musical journey of how to sing short excerpts from ‘One Short Day’ and ‘What Is This Feeling’. The students learnt how to project their voice and how to add stage presence to their performance to create a convincing performance!

The matinee performance was excellent and it is likely we will be repeating the trip next year.

Bach to the future music roadshow

IMG 0435 250pxOn Monday 18 September 2017, the whole cohort of year 7 were treated to a musical feast with the Bach to the Future Music Roadshow. Three musicians came to talk about the instruments of the Orchestra, how the instruments work and also got to join in singing some well-known songs!
We would really like to get as many students in year 7 involved in instrumental lessons at Dane Court. If you would like to learn an instrument, please collect a letter from the music room or speak to Mrs Cooper or Mr Dunn.

GCSE results 2017

MO1L7344 250pxOur students celebrated the results of years of hard work today as they collected their GCSE results.

Disneyland Paris Choir Tour 2017

IMG 0805 250pxEarlier this year our choir travelled to France to perform at Disneyland Paris

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Open Mic Night
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Kent Mountain Centre 2017
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Spanish Exchange 2017
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    We also provide special pages for employment opportunities and statutory information.

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    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.
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    General advice for Parents and 11-16s
    Facebook advice for Parents and Teens
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    information for parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience

    CEOP.police.uk

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