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Dartford Technology College
Heath Lane, DA1 2LY, UK Dartford
+44 (0)1322 224309

The College aims for excellence, to be achieved through the provision of a diverse curriculum, of which the key objectives are to:

  • Provide a high quality learning community
  • Raise the achievement of all students in partnership with all stakeholders
  • Create and maintain an environment which is positive and conducive to learning.
  • Create an ethos which values learning and establishes it as lifelong activity
  • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the wider community
  • Ensure equal opportunities are embedded in all that the college does
  • Generate a climate in which innovation and risk taking is valued
  • Promote high standards of behaviour to value the worth of all within the learning community
  • Encourge a curriculum rich in culture, where morality is valued, so that students are well prepared for the contemporary world
  • Develop and promote learning partnerships with other schools


The College has good specialist facilities for many subjects including Art & Design, Dance, Design & Technology, ICT, Mathematics, P.E. and Science.

egular Drama, Music and Dance productions take place in the multi-purpose Auditorium, and the College library and multi-media resources are in constant use.


Dartford technology was first designated a specialist school in 1997 since when considerable expertise, particularly in ICT, has been developed. The community dimension of the College has led to a range of courses being offered to adults at our Specialist Training Centre. However, the most exciting element is the work that has been achieved with our Primary partners:-

  • Oakfield Junior School
  • Temple Hill Community Primary School
  • The Brent Primary School
  • West Hill Primary School
  • Westgate Primary School
  • Wilmington Primary School

The transition benefits to DTC have been enormous and improved SATs results, especially in Maths and English, can be tracked to the close relationship which has developed. The College also works closely with Age Concern and The Ellenor Foundation to provide network support and laptop facilities. In partnership with Age Concern, the College has enabled the elderly clients to write down their memories and experiences with our Post 16 students.

eing a specialist school gives the College access to high quality training and expertise both nationally and internationally. DTC successfully submitted for four more years funding beginning in September 2003. The focus of the next four years, both within the College and the wider community, will be on Design & Technology, Maths and Science. Cross Curricular ICT is embedded in our curriculum and supports learning, and DTC will continue to be at the forefront of ICT developments. Design & Technology, Maths and Science will be a focus for our cross phase teacher. Teachers from each sector will get together to raise standards through work sampling, sharing of specialist facilities, and a new phase of cross phase work placements across DTC and its family of schools. It is intended that education is seen as a continuum, and the dips sometimes evident in Years 7 and 8 will be reduced.

s well as working with Primary schools, we have close relationships with a number of local Secondary schools. A partnership with the four other Dartford non-selective schools has led to the creation of the Darent 16+ Consortium to ensure all students have breadth and choice in their Post 16 education.

TC is very proud of its specialist status and any parents wishing to discuss our plans or, indeed, read the submission would be most welcome.


The curriculum

    The broad-based curriculum at the College provides a balanced educational experience for our students, fulfilling both the National Curriculum and Kent Curriculum Policy requirements.


    Our priorities are to provide students with the highest standards of teaching and learning, encouraging them to achieve their potential in a caring, disciplined environment.

Key Stage 3 - Years 7-9

    For their first three years at the College all students follow programmes of study in the following subjects:

    Core Subjects

    Foundation Subjects Art & Design
    Design & Technology
    Information & Communication Technology
    Physical Education

    Compulsory Subjects
    Religious Education

    Value Added Subjects
    Personal, Social & Health Education

    SATs (National Curriculum Standard Assessment Tests) in English, Mathematics and Science form an integral part of the College programme of assessment during Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 - Years 10 & 11

    At the end of Key Stage 3 students make choices about the subjects they wish to study through Key Stage 4 and to GCSE examination level. Every student follows courses in the core and compulsory subjects and may choose two additional subjects from the options list.

    Core Subjects
    Design & Technology
    English Language
    English Literature

    Compulsory Subjects Information & Communication Technology
    Physical Education
    Personal, Social Health and religious Education

    Optional GCSE Citizenship Courses
    Art & Design
    Business Studies
    Double Award Science
    Physical Education
    Religious Education
    Work Related Curriculum


The Dartford Sixth Form Centre is well established and offers a wide range of demanding courses. The AVCE and Advanced level courses are designed to help students gain the relevant qualifications, skills and confidence to either continue with education or seek employment.

ost 16 Education

The college is part of the Darent 16+ consortium that offers a wide range of 'A' Levels and Advanced and Intermediate level courses. These are supported by a core programme of recreational and social studies, work experience and ICT skills. There is a strong pastoral system with each student having a personal tutor to monitor progress and give advice.

Students leave the College for employment or higher education. The College has a special relationship with the Universities of Greenwich and Kent, assuring places for students who have gained the necessary entry qualifications.

ee also 6th Form Application Procedures

See also life in the sixth form

The sixth form centre will:

  • support the ethos of the post 16 education provided by the centre
  • provide courses of the highest quality
  • counsel and guide all students
  • hold regular meetings to discuss progress and performance
  • provide valuable work experience in a chosen vocational area
  • work in partnership with the local community to guarantee personal and academic development

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