• DGGS 117 (2016)
  • DGGS 37 (2016)
  • DGGS 17 (2016)


"Pupils benefit from a rich and varied programme of clubs, activities and extra-curricular learning opportunities."                                                                                                                                         Ofsted, June 2016

At Dartford Grammar School for Girls, we consider that Enrichment is an integral part of our school ethos.  Each faculty reviews the range of opportunities on offer to students regularly in order to amend their provision within time-tabled lessons, lunchtime and after-school clubs, day and residential visits.  We strive to make our curriculum as relevant to the real world as possible and carefully balance enrichment opportunities alongside preparation for public examinations to ensure that our students have the very best chances of success.

Our school vision statement for Enrichment:
"Inspiring young minds and providing a wealth of opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, creativity, leadership potential, talents and interests and enhance real world links to the curriculum."

Enrichment 2017/2018

There are dozens of clubs which run on a fortnightly basis, from chess to knitting to Christian Union to Mandarin, as well as subject-specific clubs.  Students gain a huge amount from attending clubs, as they forge new friendships and learn new skills.  

Additionally, we have two Curriculum Enhancement Days during the year, in October and May.  The penultimate week of the year (this year 9th-13th July) is given over to Curriculum Enhancement Week.

During October 2017, we had a Brain Training Day, a trip to Wildwood Trust Park, a Sex and Relationships Day and a production of Romeo and Juliet, performed by the Globe Players. Year 12 went on a Treasure Hunt to London or to University College London for a tour while Year 13 had an opportunity to complete their Personal Statements with tutors.

Plans for Summer 2018 for Curriculum Enhancement Week are not yet completely finalised, however, we have been busy organising overseas trips to China, Spain and Germany and a residential trip for Year 7 to Rockley Point on the south coast.  Further trips are being arranged to Harry Potter studios, Sky Academy, Kew Gardens and Stansted Airport.  The Science Museum and local Magistrates are also being invited in.  There are additional plans for cookery, a First Aid Day, a Model United Nations General Assembly Day and a trip for Year 12 to Thorpe Park.

Sixth Form Enrichment, also called CAS (Community Action Skills) has been very successful so far this year.  We have had a good number of students going on work experience at local primary schools or assisting the elderly at Help the Aged, and others going on work experience that they have organised themselves.  Within school, a lot of students opt to be academic mentors for younger students, a scheme that is greatly appreciated by both parties.  Other CAS clubs that are running this year include Cookery, Knitting, Classic Film, Young Enterprise, Year Book, Sports, Futurelearn, Philanthropic Society, Music Club, Dance Club and STEM (Engineering).  Students wishing to run their own club or suggest another are always encouraged to do so.