Dover Christ Church Academy is a comprehensive school which caters for boys and girls of all abilities from ages 11-19.

DCCA is structured as follows:

Please read our Admissions Policy (found in the policies page) for all information regarding selection criteria, over-subscription, our PAN and priority applications.

Secondary Admission

Open Sessions and Appointments to view the Academy, at any time – please ring the school.

Academy Admissions Contact Details:


For admissions into  Year 7 parents and carers are required to complete an application form known as the “Common Application Form” (CAF) through Kent County Council.  This can be found by clicking here for the Kent County Council ‘Applying for a School’ web page which also provides other key information on both primary and secondary school admissions.  Forms should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications.

In Year Admission – How to Apply

If you are looking for a place at the Academy because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general wellbeing, you are entitled to apply for a school place. Please contact the Academy Admissions Officer to request an In-Year Admissions Form or download a copy (below).  This form must be completed and emailed to the the Academy's Admission Officer at

Post 16 Admissions:

Students will be offered a place in the Post 16 subject to the following conditions:

If a student has failed on criteria 3 or 4 a conditional place may be made. Continued entry to the Post 16 will be dependant on the conditions of the place being met and will be reviewed in October of that academic year.

Any conditional place will require a contract to be drawn up and agreed by the Academy, student and parent. This will form the basis of the half-termly review. If the student fails to meet the agreed academic, behaviour, attendance or punctuality targets they will lose the right to their place in the Post 16.