Thursday 29 September 2022 ADM Computing, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, On Architecture, Border Force, right through to Pfizer and Vattenfall Energy were present at our Exhibition Careers Fair 2022. Dane Court students had the opportunity to gather information, speak to employers and try out exhibition pieces as part of our careers fair. After a four year gap, the variety of local, national and international businesses, organisations, and higher education training providers who attended our careers fair yesterday, was broad and enlightening. They were able to give students insight into a variety of industry careers and opportunities open to them, and the pathways that will take them there. Dane Court would like to thank all exhibitors for their valuable time and Education Business Partnership Kent for arranging the event.
Dane Court Grammar School is a mixed selective secondary school, set on a spacious site in Broadstairs in the heart of Thanet. The school is a friendly and inspiring place in which our students learn and thrive. Learning at Dane Court is an enjoyable and exciting experience. Students develop a love of learning and are encouraged to learn independently, to lead and work in groups and to research and present information effectively. Our modern classrooms, laboratories, workshops and creative spaces are stimulating places in which to learn. High-quality teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do and we provide a world-class education for our students. We are proud of our students’ examination achievements this year on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme and at GCSE. Dane Court has a busy extra-curricular life, providing wonderful opportunities for students to extend their learning and social experiences. Students have the chance to participate in a full range of activities and the school has an excellent reputation for success at local, county and national level in a wide range of sports. We offer a wealth of exciting opportunities for our students and would like to invite all pupils who have taken the Kent Test this year to visit the school on Wednesday 19 October.
Open Day Schedule - Wednesday 19 October 2022
For those attending St Peter-in-Thanet CofE Junior School and schools in Ramsgate The doors will open at 9:15am and prospectuses will be available. The Headteacher, Mr Jones, will give an introduction to the school, starting at 9:30am, and this will be followed by a guided tour of the school until 10.30am.
For those attending Bromstone, Haddon Dene, St George’s, St Joseph's and schools in Margate Doors will open at 11:45am and prospectuses will be available. The Headteacher, Mr Jones, will give an introduction to the school, starting at 12:00pm, and this will be followed by a guided tour of the school until 1:00pm.
For those attending Upton School and schools in Westgate and Birchington Doors will open at 2:20pm and prospectuses will be available. There will be a tour of the school, starting at 2:30pm. The Headteacher, Mr Jones, will give an introduction to the school, starting at 3:15pm and finishing at 3.35pm.
Evening Session 1
For those attending any school. Doors will open and guided tours begin at 5:30pm. Prospectuses will be available. The Headteacher, Mr Jones, will give an introduction to the school, starting at 6:30pm and finishing at 6:45pm.
Evening Session 2
For those attending any school. Doors will open and guided tours begin at 6:45pm. Prospectuses will be available. The Headteacher, Mr Jones, will give an introduction to the school, starting at 7:45pm and finishing at 8:00pm.
Community Clothes Bank Autumn 2022
Written by Mrs A Ives
Quarterdeck Breakfast Club
Written by Mr A Ives
Dane Court Grammar School would like to express its deepest sympathies for the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK and the realms and territories of the Commonwealth was unparalleled, and we thank her for a lifetime of dedicated service. Our school will observe the national events of mourning, and continue to support our staff, students and families during this period. School hours will continue as normal, pending further announcements from government.
Congratulations on gaining a place to join our school! We are looking forward to meeting you soon and telling you all about life at Dane Court. We will be using this webpage to help you get to know the school. We will release a series of resources for both you and your carers to help you become more familiar with the school and covering a range of aspects of school life. From this site, you will be able to access electronic copies of information letters that have been sent out and we will be posting resources that our Year 7s have created to support your transition.
Transition Video produced by the Anna Freud Charity
Podcasts made by Year 7
Listen to our podcasts made for the Year 6s joining us in September on the reality of life at Dane Court.
Managing transition videos
Here are some really useful videos produced by Childnet to help young people make a smooth transition from primary to secondary. Videos cover issues such as having a first phone, group chats, and handling friend and follower requests.
Catching the bus to school
Stagecoach South East has created a useful video and leaflets for year 6 students intending to use the bus to travel to and from school:
Previous transition videos/slides made during covid
These were made during the covid pandemic. You may still find them useful.
GCSE results 2022
Written by Mr M Jones
Year 11 students at Dane Court Grammar School celebrated some excellent GCSE grades on Thursday morning. There were many superb outcomes and individual successes across the year group, with 55% of grades at 7 or above.
Headteacher, Martin Jones, said, “The students have worked exceptionally hard and we are very proud of their achievements. These excellent grades reward the students’ hard work and commitment to their studies, as well as the expertise and dedication of the whole staff team. The students have approached the unprecedented challenges of the last two years with determination and maturity.”
Ben Forward, Deputy Headteacher, added, “The students are very well prepared for post-16 study and we look forward to further success in the Sixth Form. The vast majority of the year group will start their IB courses with us at the start of September.”
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...
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