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

Upcoming events

Important dates for your diary!

Thursday's Clubs

3.20pm - 4pm   Kindergarten DT Club 
4 - 5pm             Junior Homework Club, J3
4 - 5pm             Senior Homework Club, H9
4 - 5pm             Maths Club, G1,G4,G5
4 - 5pm             ICT Club, P3
4 - 5pm             Science Club
4 - 5pm             L4 Ensemble, M13 
4 - 5pm             History Booster, H2
4 - 5pm             Reading Club for Shell, Learning Support Room
4 - 5pm             Junior Craft and Sewing Club by invitation
4 - 5pm             Basketball Club, Gym 
4 - 5pm             Geography Booster

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Duty Manager - RAB

7:30am              CCF Field Day and Biennial Inspection

8:40am - 12:45   U11 - ISA National East Triathlon
1:45pm - 4:30     U16 Hockey V's Kings (A)
8.45am              Junior Assembly - Mrs Page
7pm                   KS5 information evening, new hall




School News Image Cadets mammoth March to remember the Battle of Arnhem

Gad’s cadets have taken part in an annual march to mark the 70th anniversary of a famous Second World War battle.

In commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem in 1944, the Airborne March is the world's largest one-day marching event. The mission, dubbed Operation Market Garden, was the largest airborne operation of its time and saw the Germans defeat an Allied attack that stretched too far from its support.

School News Image A fruitful day out for Gad’s youngsters!

Little ones from Kindergarten’s Year 1 and 2 classes were treated to a wonderful trip to Higham Village’s own, very local, Gad’s Hill Farm as part of their study of Harvest.

School News Image Quest to the Ardèche

Many teenagers admit that they get very bored over the summer holidays, but not those at Gad’s who spent a week away with teachers and fellow pupils building skills and making new friends!

School News Image Our school's got talent: Pupils' achievements can't always be measured by homework and exams!

As a school, Gad’s very much believes in the benefits of extra-curricular activities in addition to academic studies as they provide the opportunity for students to develop the whole range of skills, attitudes and dispositions that helped prepare our young people for the transition to adulthood.

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!


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