Astra Learning Alliance

DCGS is the lead school of the Astra Learning Alliance, providing outstanding opportunities for all staff through training, support and action research across a range of secondary and primary schools in Buckinghamshire.

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Cakes for charity

24th April 2015: New Court was the place to be at break-time on Friday, with 9 Newman under the excellent leadership of Mr Sharpe hosting...

Jazzing up the Amersham Music Festival

17th April 2015: This year, Jazz Band was once again able to take part in the Amersham Music Festival - this time in the comfort of our own school hall. We were...

Playing for England

13th April 2015: During the Easter holidays, Joe Tunney in Year 11 represented England South West playing rugby in the annual Wellington International Festival....

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Jazz Band at the Amersham Music Festival 2015

23rd April 2015: Performing alongside the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Recording by Matt Talks.

A fair wind in our sails

3rd April 2015: A group of 11 students from Years 7 to 13, along with Mr Graham and Mr Keen, set off to the UK Sailing Academy this Easter, to the sound of a...

Vive la France!

1st April 2015: Marseille was the Easter holiday destination for 32 DCGS students in Years 8 to 10 participating in the Junior French Exchange. The week-long...

Easter engineering

1st April 2015: Over Easter four students from Challoner’s – Jay Patel, Charles Manning, Benjamin Raven, and myself – spent a day at Imperial College London...

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

26th March 2015: Year 7 finished this term with a visit to see Treasure Island at London's National Theatre. Greeted by a grand, impressive and modern building,...

Fantastic performance of Romeo and Juliet

26th March 2015: On Thursday, all of Year 9 took part in a Romeo and Juliet workshop delivered by the Young Shakespeare Company. The workshop started with an...

The challenge of universities

25th March 2015: For most of Challoner’s Sixth Form students, one of the biggest questions is what to study at university and where to go. Luckily this week saw not one but two...

Children's author Jon Robinson visits Year 7

25th March 2015: To finish the term, Jon Robinson came to school to deliver a writing workshop to Year 7. Robinson started writing seriously when he was fifteen,...