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Gad's Hill School

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Gad's Hill School is located in the small, semi-rural village of Higham, between Rochester and Gravesend on the North Kent coast.Higham is an area that is rich in culture and history and enjoys a spectacular setting between the North Downs, the Medway Towns and River Thames. Cathedrals, castles, beaches and cities and historic towns such as Rochester with its Cathedral and Norman Castle and Chatham with its ancient Royal Dockyard are on our doorstep, and we make the most of our surroundings to enrich the educational experience of all our pupils.Gad's Hill of course is world famous as the former home of author Charles Dickens, the world-renowned novelist. He made Gad's Hill Place - the School's current residence - his home in 1856, where he penned his classic novels “Great Expectations” and “A Tale of Two Cities” until his death in our dining room 1870.In the 1920's Gad's Hill Place was converted into a school for girls and operated as such until the 1980s when the school admitted boys into the Kindergarten and Junior School . Eventually in September 2001 the school became fully co-educational admitting boys throughout the school.The past ten years have seen a significant period of growth and progress for Gad's Hill; the pinnacle being named by the BBC, Times Telegraph and others as the country's top performing independent school based on the Government's GCSE League Tables published in 2011.This success and development over the past ten years has enabled Gad's Hill to invest in a two new multi-million pound developments within the ground of Gad's Hill Place which will improve our teaching accommodation with larger, better classrooms, theatre, sports hall, library, ICT suites, and dining facilities. This will further improve the opportunities available for our children here at Gad's Hill.The first phase of this development began in the Summer of 2011 and is expected to be open and available in the Autumn of 2012.
Gad's Hill School is located in the small, semi-rural village of Higham, between Rochester and Gravesend on the North Kent coast.Higham is an area that is rich in culture and history and enjoys a spectacular setting between the North Downs, the Medway Towns and River Thames. Cathedrals, castles, beaches and cities and historic towns such as Rochester with its Cathedral and Norman Castle and...
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