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

To view the recording of the event click here

To download the presentation [PDF] from the event click here
To view the presentation you may need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it here

Welcome videos: In these videos you will meet our Senior Leadership Team and take a virtual tour of the Academy:

Welcome video: Meet our Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

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

2021 Transition Key Dates:

  • Transition/Induction WeekMonday 28th June – Friday 2nd July.
  • Summer School22nd July – 30th July (Invite only).
  • Sporting Outreachopportunities for students to engage in afterschool activities, information to come via the child’s primary school.
  • New term inductionWednesday 1st September

Key Information for Parents, Carers and Students:

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 here
Further details will be sent in early June.

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.