Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2EG
Learning to believe, learning to succeed.
New Intake 2020:

We would like to welcome our new intake students, their parents and carers to Dover Christ Church Academy.


We know that the transfer to secondary education is an exciting time, but also recognise the apprehension that you might feel. We want to do all that we can to answer your questions, allay your fears and ensure that you feel confident and prepared for the year ahead. Traditionally, we would offer a variety of transition activities at Dover Christ Church Academy, but the coronavirus has required us to take a different approach. We have created an exciting programme that we hope mean the quality of the transition process is still high and beneficial for all.

Please do take time to view their content and learn more about the journey that we are about to embark on together.

Welcome video: Meet our Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Welcome videos: Meet your tutor, teachers and support staff:

Virtual Video Tour: Explore our school and meet the Senior Leadership Team

Transition Week (Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July):

A series of interactive Video PowerPoint presentations uploaded every day of the week for students to complete.

To view the revision files you may need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it here

If you do not have Microsoft Office to open the PowerPoints you can use Microsoft's free PowerPoint Viewer

5 a day Transition Challenge: Complete 5 tasks a day – getting to know your new school

Take the challenge - Available Monday 13th July

Summer Transition Booklet: Complete the booklet and tasks on a variety of subjects you will be studying as part of your learning journey at Dover Christ Church Academy: Word Version --- PDF Version

Copy of booklet - Available Monday 20th July

To view the Word version you can download the Word app for Windows, Apple and Google devices here:


First day: On Thursday 3rd September, we advise arriving at 8:45am for a 8:55 start. Students will be met by staff who will take them to a hall for a brief assembly.

If there is any change to the anticipated start date, we will contact parents / carers to communicate this.

Uniform: The page includes a link to our Student Uniform Policy and Dress Code, which you should read in advance of purchasing any items: View Here

Equipment: There is an expectation that every student brings a pencil case to school with basic equipment which includes, a pen, pencil and ruler.

Free School Meals: If your child is currently registered to receive Free School Meals: that entitlement will automatically transfer to secondary education and no action is needed.

For some of you, your financial situation might have been affected by the coronavirus and you may wish to check whether or not you are eligible to receive this benefit. The following link will take you to the Local Authority's website, which will explain the eligibility criteria and application process: Free school meals

Questions and further information: Please email
Learning to believe, learning to succeed.