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  • Dane Court Grammar School
    Broadstairs Road
    CT10 2RT
  • Head: Mr Andrew Fowler​
  • T 01843 864941
  • F 01843 608811
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,164 ; sixth formers: 275
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October (year 7 entry), November (year 12 entry)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th June 2007
  • 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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Applications of Mathematics at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Methods in Mathematics at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Applications of Mathematics at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Home Economics: Food at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)


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

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since 2014, Andrew Fowler, previously assistant head (curriculum) at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith. Read music at Exeter and worked as an accountant for seven years, whilst also completing an MA in 17th century music at Durham. Retrained as a teacher at Durham (PGCE in music and maths), then worked in comprehensives in Warwickshire and County Durham, as well as as Reading Blue Coat School. Completed an MSc in education assessment at Durham and is an expert on musical education and assessment. He has been a member of several cathedral choirs, tutors early music groups and has published Tudor choral music. Married to Linda, formerly a lecturer in religious education at Durham University.

Mr Fowler oversees the day-to-day running of the school, while Mr Paul Luxmoore is executive headteacher...

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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

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