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  • Dane Court Grammar School
    Broadstairs Road
    CT10 2RT
  • Head: Ms K Greig
  • T 01843 864941
  • F 01843 608811
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Read about the best schools in West Kent and East Kent
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,160; sixth formers: 288
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October (year 7 entry), November (year 12 entry)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 10th May 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Recently established house system is used to entrench a sense of community, and the first thing pupils see as they walk through the front doors is a screen displaying live house point totals. A house cup and book tokens are awarded to top performers. Students who cross the line are dealt with by a restorative justice system. ‘It’s not a punitive approach, we urge people to do the right thing. We talk to them, and we listen to them...

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International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive Headteacher

Since September 2018, Kate Greig, previously headteacher of King Ethelbert. She has several leadership roles in Kent education and is also an education advisor for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Ms Greig is executive headteacher of King Ethelbert as well as Dane Court Grammar School: these have been federated schools for 10 years. Dane Court is a member of the Coastal Academies Trust, a small group of local primary and secondary schools working together to improve the educational chances of all children in Thanet.


There are two grammars in Thanet - this is considered the better one and is oversubscribed. Students come from more than 30 feeder primaries.

School is currently over planned admission numbers in every year group, so joining mid-way depends on a place coming up. Pupils...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We are a designated unit for students with visual impairments. We have a team of 7 learning support assistants, 5 of whom are Braille trained. We offer study skills lessons to a small number of students in years 8 & 9, particularly those with dyslexia. We also have a lunch time group targeting students with social communication difficulties. Two of our LSAs have been trained to deal with autism and Asperger's. At present we have 7 students with statements and about 25 at school action plus. Support is given in class to students from years 7 - 11. A few students also have 1-1 support a few times a week.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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