Gadshill School
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Gad's Hill School Information

Based at the former home of Charles Dickens, we are a leading UK independent day school offering education for 3-16 year-olds.


If you are interested in a first-class education for your child why not visit us on our Open Day  on Saturday 27th September 2014 from 10am to 12pm 

alternatively contact the School via or by calling 01474 822366.


Frequently asked questions can be found here

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School News Image Experience Gad's: School Open Day
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School News Image All smiles on their first day at school!

Today (Wednesday 27th August) pupils returned to Gad’s each spick and span in their new uniforms (so far). The Headmaster and staff welcomed several new faces, realising that for many the first day at a new school is a nerve-racking experience with tears, pining and clingy goodbyes… and that’s just the parents!



School News Image School has great expectations for its student's future

With GCSE results looming, August is the month in which we should remind ourselves about the difference between examinations and good education, says the Headmaster of Gad’s Hill School whose pupils will pick up their results today (21st August).

Pupils who attend the Higham school – the former home of Charles Dickens, where he penned Great Expectations – are consistently encouraged to go beyond the curriculum, to develop a love of learning rather than just seeing school as a gateway to higher education.
School News Image Annual CCF Camp review

A 64 Cadet strong contingent of Gad's students have spent away for eight days at CCF Annual camp hosted by 145 Brigade and held this year at Longmoor Army Camp in Hampshire.

School News Image Senior students awarded for outstanding achievements at annual Prize Giving Evening

Gad’s Hill School finished the school year with their annual Senior prize giving ceremony at the Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham Dockyard.

School News Image Junior and Kindergarten Prize Winners

The annual Gad’s Junior and Kindergarten Prize Givings are always a special occasion however this year’s proceedings had particular significance as it was the last ceremony for Mrs Caroline Henwood - who has served the school for 14 years as Year 5’s form teacher and Assistant Director of Standards and Development - before her retirement at the end of this academic year.

Children and staff were delighted to be joined by Reverend Pamela Alexander Curate at St Peter’s with St Margaret’s, Rochester who not only spoke to the packed audience in the new school hall but also presented a huge array of prizes to the boys and girls in the Kindergarten.   

School News Image Having a Ball: Farewell to class of 2014

Parents, friends, relatives and teachers from across the school were joined by Year 11 graduates at the eagerly-anticipated annual Summer Ball to mark the end of yet another fantastic year at Gad’s!

Thankfully the sun shone until it set, providing the perfect backdrop off for an exceptional night of fantastic food and entertainment, amazing dresses and sharply dressed men, all organised by the Friends of Gad’s Hill School!

School News Image First Gad’s pupils’ design and artwork competition is picture perfect

Gad’s Hill pupils proved their artwork is picture perfect at the school’s first art and design competition.

Students from Year 3 to 11 submitted an array of sketches, paintings, 3D works and design technology products.

School News Image Students serve up tea party treat for local pensioners

The community spirit was in full flow at Gad’s Hill as elderly people from the local area were treated to a tea party - complete with a quiz, musical and theatrical performances - at the school in Higham.

Organised by Director of Standards Development and teacher of Science, Mrs Shirley Gurteen, over 40 pensioners were chauffeured to the former home of Charles Dickens by school bus!

School News Image Gad’s pupils plot their futures at careers fair

Pupils at Gad’s Hill School found out more about jobs, apprenticeships and further education at their annual careers fair.

The Student Careers Teams, made up of pupils in Year 10, alongside Head of Careers and Work-Based LearningMrs Stephanie Burke and businesswoman Juli Dosad, hosted the fair on Friday, July 4.

School News Image Pupils enjoy trip to Hever castle

Pupils in J3 and J4 (Year 3 and 4) have enjoyed a trip to Hever Castle; the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

Leaving school bright and early on a beautifully sunny day in the school’s coach, the children were all eager to explore the castle.



Gad's Hill School
Tel: 01474 822366
Fax: 01474 822977
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