Book a Tour of DESC
PLEASE NOTE: ALL TOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019 ARE NOW COMPLETE.
TOUR DATES FOR 2019/2020 WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE IN SEPTEMBER.
If you would like to visit DESC, we invite you to book a tour, which are carried out by a member of our Senior Leadership Team.
Our tours aim at giving you the opportunity to see the College and everything it has to offer. You will experience real teaching and learning and get a flavour of the friendly, welcoming atmosphere around our College, as well as meeting our students and teachers. The tour will last for approximately one hour.
We have now introduced additional extended tours that provide you with more insight into Sports or Performing Arts at DESC.
Sports Tour available every Sunday
At DESC, we strive to ensure that every student develops through Sport and Physical Education. Whether this is achieved through timetabled lessons or by playing for College teams or recreationally, we want to cultivate a love for sport and fitness which allows all DESC students to progress in character and strength. This sports-specific tour will give you the opportunity to see some of the world-class facilities we have at DESC, including: our floodlit grass and 4G pitches, shaded netball courts, indoor sports hall, outdoor swimming pool and newly renovated indoor pool, two state-of-the-art gyms, newly installed cricket nets and much more. You will also meet members of the Physical Education department and have a chance to discuss the sporting options we offer here at the College. We are proud to offer a wide range of recreational opportunities as well as our Development Programmes, which in the past have steered many of our students into sports-related careers, University Scholarship Programmes and other exciting overseas experiences. Come and see for yourself!
Performing Arts Tour available every Tuesday
Performing Arts at DESC brings together the three discrete subject areas of Dance, Drama and Music. There is a strong commitment to the Arts at the College and its importance in providing students with a holistic education. As a Faculty, we offer students a broad range of experiences to develop their creative skills and we feel it is important to offer students the opportunity to perform at the highest level whilst also remaining inclusive to all. Students are provided with numerous opportunities to become involved in the individual disciplines of Dance, Drama and Music, as well as collaborative opportunities where two or more art forms combine. The Faculty work collaboratively each year on a whole-school musical, which has included performances of The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot and most recently the Wizard of Oz. We also offer a number of shorter performances throughout the year, including a Key Stage 3 performance, Dance Troupe competition piece and the opportunity to join our award winning choirs. The Faculty recently underwent a significant renovation, which included the refurbishment of three Drama studios, one with a full lighting rig, and three additional Music classrooms, one of which is a fully equipped Mac Suite with adjoining Recording Studio. Come and see for yourself on the Performing Arts tour!
DESC Tour Schedule for Year 7 to Year 11
General tour – 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Sports specific tour will continue until 2:30pm
General tour – 8:15am to 9:15am
Performing Arts specific tour will continue until 9:30am
General tour – 8:15am to 9:15am
DESC Tour Schedule for Sixth Form
Sixth Form Tours take place every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00pm and every Tuesday at 8:00am. These tours last for approximately one hour and are focused on life in the Sixth Form. Please note that this tour does not cover a whole tour of the College.
Please visit the Sixth Form Page for more information about studying in the Sixth Form at DESC.