Our academies

Cliftonville Primary School

Headteacher: Jane Troth
Cliftonville Primary School is the largest primary school in Kent with over 700 children on roll rising to 840 children over the next few years. It also has a popular 52-place Pre-School. It is located in Margate and Jane Troth is the Headteacher. Following an Ofsted inspection in December 2016 the school joins a small elite of 5% of primaries nationally to be rated 'outstanding' in every single aspect of the school. It has just completed a £3 million new build to increase capacity to cater for the rising numbers of children in the area. The school is immensely proud of the diverse community it serves and committed to outstanding outcomes for every child, no matter what their starting point.
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Dane Court Grammar School

Headteacher: Andrew Fowler
Dane Court Grammar School is an 11-18 mixed selective school of 1,200 students, located in Broadstairs. It is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (2007) and is a Teaching School, using East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) as its delivery arm, as well as a National Sport School. Andrew Fowler is the Headteacher. Dane Court is federated with King Ethelbert School, sharing a single local governing body. Dane Court is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering only the IB Diploma and the IB Careers related Programme in the Sixth Form. The school was largely rebuilt through the Building Schools for the Future initiative.
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Hartsdown Academy

Headteacher: Matthew Tate
Hartsdown Academy is a mixed non selective school of 900 students, located in Margate. It is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted (2014) and is a strategic partner of east Kent Learning Alliance. Matthew Tate is the Principal and the school also runs the Thanet Skills Studio, delivering vocational education to other schools in the area. Hartsdown is well known for its inclusivity, with 35% of its students having English as an additional language, originating mainly from eastern European countries. The school also specialises in integrating unaccompanied asylum seeking minors into the state education system.
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King Ethelbert School

Headteacher: Kate Greig
King Ethelbert School is a mixed non selective school of 750 students, located in Westgate-on-Sea. It is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted (2014) and is a strategic partner of East Kent Learning Alliance. Kate Greig, a Kent Leader of Education, is the Headteacher and the school is federated with Dane Court Grammar School, sharing a single local governing body. King Ethelbert is an IB World School, offering only the IB Careers related Programme in its Sixth Form. The school was largely rebuilt through the Building Schools for the Future initiative. It plays a leading part in supporting Royal Harbour Academy, Hartsdown and Canterbury Academy.
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The Royal Harbour Academy

Headteacher: Simon Pullen
Royal Harbour Academy is a mixed non selective school of 1000 students, located in Ramsgate. It was formerly The Ellington and Hereson School and changed its name when it expanded to take on the former Marlowe Academy site. It is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted (2012) and Simon Pullen is the Headteacher. Key Stage 3 students are located on the Pysons Road site and Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form are based in the Stirling Way site. It is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the IB Careers related Programme in the Sixth Form, together with a number of vocational and level 2 courses.
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