Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2EG
Learning to believe, learning to succeed.
Year 6 Transition Week 2021:

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.

Mr Maclean and the Senior Team ran a welcome event on the 26th and 28th April to welcome our new parents and introduce them to DCCA. Whilst this would normally be an event to introduce and welcome key personal in the Academy we had to do this virtually via a TEAMS live event. Thank you to all those parents that joined us.

Dover Christ Church Academy would like to welcome prospective Parents and Students.

Welcome video: Meet our Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

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

Transition Week:

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


May/June: Key conversations will continue between your child’s primary school and DCCA. Especially those children that have an AEN need. We have also arranged for some Teach Meet conversations to take place this year and for teachers to visit feeder schools.

June: DCCA will send further communication to parents regarding uniform, free school meals and further information that relates to the Transition Week.

First day: On Wednesday 1st 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

Price and Buckland is our uniform supplier, visit their website

Equipment: There is an expectation that every student brings a pencil case to school with basic equipment which includes:
  • Scientific Calculator (For example Casio FX-85).
  • Colouring Pencils (Minimum pack of 10).
  • Pens - Black, Blue, Red & Green.
  • Reusable Water Bottle.
  • Highlighter.
  • Ruler 15cm.
  • Sharpener.
  • Pencil.
  • Eraser.

Optional items:
  • Glue Sticks.
  • Scissors.

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.