|W J Oakes
Welcome to Dartford Grammar School
Dartford Grammar School was founded in 1576 and is
one of the oldest schools in England. For 440 years, Dartford Grammar School
has enabled young people from Dartford and its surrounding area to achieve
great things. It is proud of the confident, thoughtful, energetic global
citizens that leave the school, fully prepared to contribute to the community,
and to rise to the challenges of an increasingly complex future in the wider
Dartford Grammar School’s students are extremely
successful. They enjoy doing remarkably well – both at their academic work and
in the team work associated with the widest range of co-curricular activities.
They value the talents, ideas and successes of others.
Judged outstanding in every OfStEd inspection,
Dartford Grammar School provides a broad, balanced international education,
following the principles of The International Baccalaureate. Every student
studies either Mandarin Chinese or Japanese from Year 7 and an additional European
language from Year 8.
It is rare to be a school within the British
education system that offers the IB curriculum exclusively. We believe that the
learning benefits and the prospects for university admission are palpable and
justify this unrelenting drive to secure a modern international curriculum.
Parents do appreciate the opportunities offered to their children through the
co-curriculum and the personalisation offered by an almost unlimited choice of
subject in the sixth form.
As one international researcher recently concluded
after three days at the school, “I’m not surprised at your success; the
considerable demands of the programme grip both your highly committed teachers
and your enthusiastic students. This feels like real education in a school
where enjoyment is never far beneath the surface”.
The school’s mission statement, ‘A learning community developing
international citizens’ reflects the purpose of an IB World School; ‘to
develop young people who help to create a more peaceful world through
intercultural understanding and respect’ and ‘to encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate
and lifelong learners who understand that other people , with their
differences, can also be right’.
W J Oakes