In addition to the academic and pastoral curriculum, a great variety of extra-curricular experience is offered to all girls. A range of lunchtime clubs and house events, encourages everyone to join in, find broad interests and to mix with girls from other year groups. Sport, drama and music are well catered for. Exchange visits to Europe are well established and there is a lively annual programme of excursions to support learning in many subject areas.

The following activities and visits took place from January to April (Spring Term) this year:

• Primary: Gifted and Talented (two days every week)
• Student Observed Learning Team (including Anne Comererford from CCU)
• Visit of Tracey Alpin: patchwork and quilter
• Under 14 Kent Football Cup: Semi Finals
• Dean Academy of Performing Arts: c50 DGGS girls performed at the Winter Gardens Margate in a dance show
• Creative Writing Workshop with Canterbury Christ Church University, Folkestone Campus
• Music and Art trip to the Tate and the Barbican
• Art, Drama and Media trip to the South Bank
• English department trip to Poetry Live
• Footsul tournaments at UKC
• Host for Dover netball tournaments at all levels
• Gladiator Festival
• Kent Rowing Finals at Simon Langton
• Young Enterprise Finals, Presentation evening, quiz night
• Fair Trade at Dover Town Hall
• Year 7 Disco
• Year 8 and 9 Disco
• Raising Aspirations (Cambridge and UEA and Connexions)
• Pfizer Science Visit (Biology)
• Kent Mountain Centre
• French Penfriends
• German Exchange
• Rotary Youth Speaking
• BBC Radio Kent ‘School of the Week’
• Maths Challenge
• History Conference at King’s Canterbury
• London Docklands Visit for Geography
• RE and History Trips to Canterbury
• Theatre performance at Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
• Canterbury Archaeological Trust
• House Pancake Race
• Breaking the Mould: raising aspirations at the Royal Institution
• Dance Festival
• AS, A2 and GCSE Drama Performances
• BBC News Report

We also welcomed a large number of visitors to the school

• Charlie Elphicke MP
• Mr Neil Wiggins, Chairman of the Dover People’s Port
• Father Colin Johnson, Vicar of Charlton
• Rev Andy Bawtree, Vicar of River
• Sue Rowell, SIP
• Julia Scannell, Area Headteacher
• Tony Smith, Kent Innovation
• Paul Carney, Chair of Governors DCCA
• Sarah Gow, Connexions
• Claire Noel, Coach for NPQH
• Sue Jones, Mayor of Dover
• Helen Bailey, Author
• Emma Craigie, Author
• Dr Caroline Burt, Pembroke College, Cambridge
• UEA Admissions
• Kent Safe Schools
• Future Creative
• Past Pupils Association Chair
• Dover Counselling Service