Local and Wider Community

Links with the Local and Wider Community

Portal House actively pursues community links with the village of St. Margaret’s and the surrounding Dover/Deal area. The school frequently welcomes a range of visitors to the school to enhance the curriculum and education experiences of the pupils. Portal House is an active member of the Dover, Deal and Sandwich District Schools’ Forum and greatly benefits from the support it receives through this network. The school has established several curriculum links with a variety of secondary schools in the area. The school operates an effective Outreach Service to all 23 schools in the district.  Portal House is a partner memeber of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (Ksent).

European and Global Links

International School Award

On September 1st 2005, Portal House School was awarded an International School Award. This was in recognition of all our link school activities and European dimensions to our curriculum. Our link schools are:
  • Strandloper in Belgium
  • St. Pol in France
  • Vuvu School in South Africa
European link schools project themes for the past 10 years have included Religious Celebrations, Olympics, Castles, First World War, Travel and Culture, click here for more information.