• We are in the process of launching a brand new website.  In the meantime, please contact Mrs Richards in the school office if you need further information about anything  on 01474 352488

Our School

Introduction by the Headteacher


Welcome to Copperfield Academy‚Äôs website:  we hope that you find the information you are looking for, and if there is anything that you cannot find please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Copperfield is an old and long established Northfleet School, having opened as Dover Road School in 1904.  It has always been a popular school with local families and we currently have the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren here of former pupils.  We are known for extending a warm welcome to families that are new to Gravesend and to families new to the UK.

The leaders and staff at Copperfield work hard to ensure it is a happy school where pupils of all ages thoroughly enjoy their learning and being at school.  We consider ourselves to be a supportive family that are able to meet the needs of the most able and the most challenged.

Copperfield has faced many challenges over the years, but a dedicated team of experienced leaders and many new staff are now in place to ensure that standards rise to the levels they should be at and that all children, regardless of starting points, reach their full potential.

Alongside our programme of refurbishing a 100-year old building, we will be building new accommodation to encompass our growth from a 2-form entry school to a 3-form entry school.

Currently there are limited spaces in some year groups.  We encourage visits to the school so if you want to join us or are just interested in finding out how we do things, please give the office a call and arrange a time to come and visit.