Writing: Flo Copp (Year 13)
Photography: Isaac Shenoy (Year 13)
Tucked away on the ground floor of the Tower Block, the school shop provides both staff and students with stationery essentials to get them through the school day. From flipfiles to fineliners, revision cards to rulers, and scientific calculators to scissors, Mrs Smith, with the help of Mrs Collins, keeps the classrooms stocked with a variety of stationery. The shop is open during morning break and lunchtime for students, and teachers can pop by whenever. Everything in the shop is reasonably priced with most of the essential stationery items being under a pound.Uniform and Stationery Information
As well as stocking stationery, the school shop sells school ties for Years 7 to 11 and has sizing samples for various items of school uniform, for students to try on and then order online via SWI Schoolwear. The move to SWI for sports kit and blazers has relieved the school shop of storing lots of stock and allowed more space for other useful items.
Another vital behind-the-scenes aspect of DCGS is reprographics. Mrs Collins produces a multitude of resources for the school including past exam papers, tickets and programmes for school plays and musicals and staff ID badges. Reprographics has two large printers (one for black and white and another for colour) and a smaller printer for students to print in black and white.
The sheer volume of work done in reprographics is incredible. Between January and December 2017 the school printed the equivalent of 2,326,821 sheets of A4 in reprographics and on the main printers around school. Already this year lots more has been done with 407,894 equivalent sheets of A4 printed in January and February of this year alone.
Overall, both aspects of the school are vital to keeping it running smoothly on a day-to-day basis and really help make the school what it is.