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A new school for Dartford, Gravesend, Sevenoaks, Swanley and Tonbridge!

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We, the undersigned, support the need for Da Vinci School.

We propose to open an all through school for 4-16 year olds. Da Vinci School will be open to all children and specialise in a dyslexia friendly approach. Our first stage is to open a secondary mainstream school from Year 7 to Year 11 which teaches in a creative and personalised way to the benefit of a wide range of pupils. We will use proven dyslexia friendly approaches to provide successful teaching to all children, regardless of learning style. We aim for ours to be a very personalised education, with progress being very closely monitored. We will be using cross curricular themes to link subject areas together, emphasising the development of core skills of enquiry that will be essential in the world beyond school. We will also be providing enrichment activities to build on students’ strengths and interests e.g. in the arts. We are sure that there are many children of all abilities who will benefit from this school.

We are in the process of identifying a central site that is accessible to secondary children from the surrounding towns of Dartford, Gravesend, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Swanley and Tonbridge where there is a lot of pressure for places and fewer choices outside of faith, grammar and private schools. Once the secondary school is established we would seek to open a primary section to serve the local villages, complementing the established primaries to meet the growing need for places in the area due to population growth and the impact of housing developments.

NB. Please ignore any requests for a donation, these are not related to Da Vinci and will not benefit the school.

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