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About us


A very warm welcome to Dane Court Grammar School.

Dane Court is a happy, welcoming and inclusive community, and a great place to learn. We like to describe our school as a ‘place of belonging’, where our students feel at home and thrive. Our vision is to develop knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world. We are very proud of our students. If you have had the opportunity to visit us recently, you will know that our young people are polite, kind and keen to learn. Here at Dane Court, we place great emphasis on being caring, open-minded and principled, and these values shape our school community.

As a successful selective school, our academic curriculum is broad and challenging. From their first day at Dane Court, our students enjoy an exciting blend of academic and creative subjects. We celebrate achievement and don’t shy away from teaching challenging content. Our teachers are skilled and enthusiastic subject experts who utilise the most effective teaching strategies and bring their subjects to life. Our classrooms, labs, studios, workshops and sports fields are vibrant and exciting places to be. 

Dane Court is one of only a handful of schools in the UK to offer both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Careers-related Programme (IBCP). This means that our Sixth Form students have access to one of the most highly-regarded academic qualifications in the world, as well as a prestigious and flexible vocational-academic curriculum. We have chosen these qualifications because they provide excellent preparation for study at world-class universities, high level apprenticeships and, ultimately, access to fulfilling and important careers and professions.

We have a track record of excellent academic outcomes and, at the end of Year 13, our students secure a range of exciting destinations. We are proud to be one of the highest performing grammar schools in Kent, and among the most successful state-funded IB schools in the UK.

The welfare and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority, and our multi-layered and responsive pastoral support system is a great strength of the school. Our Year Leaders, mentors and Pastoral Support Team care for the wellbeing and welfare of the students, and keep a close eye on their progress. Our mentors also lead our personal development curriculum which provides regular opportunities to explore, discuss and reflect on important topical issues.

At Dane Court, we are well-known for the diversity and quality of our extra-curricular provision. We believe that education is about much more than the formal timetable. It’s also about the arts, sport, games, volunteering, scientific investigation, cooking, languages, outdoor education, current affairs, public speaking, debating, reading for pleasure and brilliant educational visits. 

Dane Court has a reputation as a collaborative and outward-facing school, and we are very proud to be part of the Coastal Academies Trust.

Thank you for taking the time to browse our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.

Martin Jones

Developing knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Getting Here

Dane Court Grammar School
Broadstairs Road
CT10 2RT

Get in touch

(01843) 864941