Dartford Grammar School was founded in 1576 and is one of the oldest schools in England. The school exists for learning and to prepare young people in the best possible way for future success by providing an unprecedented range of exciting and challenging opportunities. Our reputation for educational excellence is recognised nationally and internationally.Read more...
China Trip photo competition winner
By Sarah Chow 13D
I took this picture of the Temple of Heaven on a recent exchange trip to China. On our way up to the temple I learnt that the building was visited by emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to pray for good harvests. I also discovered that the buildings were circular to symbolise the emperors’ connection to Heaven. Click read more to see the full size photograph.Read more...
DGS musicians perform at a House of Commons reception
The Senior Wind Quartet on the Pavilion Terrace at the House of Commons on Thursday 17th October 2013 with the Under Secretary of State for Education, Elizabeth Truss MP.
Simon Bate, Sam Butler, Henry Metcalf and Felix Saward together with the Director of Music, Zoe Marks, were invited to perform at the House of Commons at an International Baccalaureate reception hosted by Gareth Johnson MP.
Large numbers of MPs, educationalists from around the globe and Headteachers from across the UK enjoyed the hospitality of parliament and the music of the DGS musicians.
Hamlet at Dartford Grammar School
Photography by James Bonner
Dartford Grammar School staged a successful 30-minute performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Mick Jagger Centre on Wednesday 13November 2013. Other schools performing on the night were Grange Park School who performed Macbeth, Northumberland Heath Primary School who performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls who performed Much Ado About Nothing.
Hamlet is a play that takes place in Denmark. Hamlet's father, the king, has died and his uncle, Claudius, has married Hamlet's widowed mother, Gertrude, and taken over the throne. One night Hamlet's father's ghost is spotted and talks to Hamlet and tells him that Claudius killed him. Hamlet is to revenge his murder. The themes of the play are revenge, family, guilt and corruption.Read more...
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