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  • A Global Family

    The world is full of opportunities. We give your child a place to grow so they can reach out and grab them.

  • Learning for Everyone

    Whatever your child needs, our curriculum inspires them to reach their full potential.

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  • Building The Whole Child

    Our students have the confidence to achieve, but also the character and values to become valued members of society.

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  • Teachers Who Care

    Our experienced teaching staff care about the education of their students, and are always prepared to go one step further.

    Our Teachers 2017

  • Join Our Community

    Our close-knit community of parents, teachers and students is our pride and joy. We hope you can be a part of it.


  • A World of Excitement

    Our packed calendar of events and activities will make each day special.

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  • Helping Children Grow

    Your child can go anywhere. We aim to give them the confidence to get there.

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Secondary School

Our Secondary School comprises Key Stage 3: Years 7-8 and Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 and 11.

  • Head of Departments - English, Mathematics and Science
  • Head of Departments – Music, Drama, Art and Design Technology
  • Head of Department - Humanities and Languages
  • Head of Departments – ICT, Computer Science, Business and PE

Key Stage 3: Year 7 to Year 8

As an all-through school, DCIS is able to make our students' transitions through each year smooth. In Year 7, students join our Secondary School, having already experienced what life in Secondary is like through a number of transition events held throughout Year 6.

The English National Curriculum forms the basis for the content of our challenging program of study. It builds on prior learning and prepares your child to explore in greater depth the concepts, processes and skills of specific subjects.

Our Secondary School is a blend of practical experience and experimentation, books, discussions, lectures and technology, allowing students to learn at a rapid pace. Our curriculum offers a thematic approach to education, within curriculum areas, that brings learning to life for our students. The program offers a lively and motivational approach which ensures that our students love coming to school every day and helps them to develop greater confidence in their learning and its relevance to their world.

Regular reports to parents provide reassurance and maintains the link between school and home. All subjects are taught by specialist subject teachers, making use of an extensive range of science laboratories, computer rooms, music suites and other specialist classrooms. Technology supports and engages the learning.

The Secondary School years are a particularly important time in your child's life. We know that these years are significant for influencing the crucial decisions your child will make about their future and the role that they will play in the world. We work closely with every student and their families, to provide the personal guidance and support needed to ensure a successful transition as they progress through the school. Through the Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic (PSHCE) education, our students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.


Key Stage 4: Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11

In Years 9, 10 and 11 our students work towards the iGCSE exams. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading colleges, universities and employers worldwide. The iGCSE offers an international passport to progression and success and prepares our students for the last step of their education. Results are consistently above the UK national average, reflecting excellent achievements for our diverse cohort.

Secondary Core and Optional Subjects

The school operates a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy for students in Secondary School to ensure technology is seamlessly embedded into the learning experience in all curriculum areas.


Curriculum Map