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  • Sixth Form Open evening - 16 November 2017

    Published 04/10/17

    The Open Evening for entry to Sixth Form in 2018-19 will take place on Thursday 16 November 2017 from 5.45pm to 8.15pm. The Sixth Form prospectus and application form will be available shortly.

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  • Sports Awards 2017

    Published 16/10/17

    The annual Sports Awards on October 5  was a fantastic evening, when over 250 pupils, parents and staff celebrated individual and team successes from the 2016-17 season. Lots of sporting colours, medals and trophies were presented and collected over the course of the evening.

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  • Students celebrate A Level results

    Published 17/08/17

    Our Sixth Form students have again achieved some fantastic grades,” says head teacher Mr Sunil Chotai. “The results received today are absolutely outstanding and they are a tribute to the hard work and commitment of both students and teaching staff in a year that has again seen considerable national volatility.”

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  • Students create swan sculpture from recycled plastic

    Published 30/06/17

    On 27 and 28 June 2017, 17 students from Year 8 in Charles Darwin School took part in the Rivers of the World project, working off-timetable during a two day workshop with Ms Shona Keith - a visiting artist  - and members of teaching staff from the art department.

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  • Year 7 Race for Life aims to raise £5,000

    Published 14/06/17

    Thank you to all the parents, staff and Year 7 students who supported the Race for Life charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK just before half term.

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  • Students remain calm in a crisis

    Published 05/05/17

    Whilst academic study is clearly a pivotal element of school life, here at Charles Darwin School we also aim to develop personal qualities and the  confidence and self-reliance to make a positive contribution to society. George Kitchener, Taner Djelal, David Slade and George Elsey demonstrated their community spirit recently and I was very pleased to receive the following letter of commendation. I should also like to thank them all for their conscientious and compassionate actions.

    Mr Chotai

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  • A hat-trick of Winners at KS3 Art Competition

    Published 05/05/17

    On Thursday 23 March, 67 of our students were selected to have their work exhibited at the annual KS3 Bromley Schools’ Art Competition held at Darrick Wood School.

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  • Year 12 geographers visit geological treasures on the Jurassic Coast

    Published 05/05/17

    Year 12 geography students recently completed a residential field trip to Dorset including visits to Bournemouth, Studland sand dunes, Barton on Sea and Lulworth Cove. The trip provided the students with the opportunity to gather data for their independent investigation focusing on two of the  topics they have been studying: coastal landscapes and rebranding. 

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  • Al Jazeera hosts careers day for Year 10

    Published 05/05/17

    More Able Year 10 students with a particular interest in English or the media took part in a careers day in journalism, communication and TV production at the Al Jazeera 24 hour news studios.

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  • Year 11 Holiday revision Timetable

    Published 21/02/17

    Holiday Revision Classes are one of the many strategies in place to help our Year 11 students to be as successful as possible in their GCSE exams and we are fortunate that members of staff are prepared to give up some of their holiday to provide this support.  The Holiday Revision Classes offer a series of revision sessions for Year 11 students to give them an extra boost with their preparation for the GCSE exams and this will take place during the Easter holidays and over the May half term.

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  • Twentieth Annual Dance Competition showcases talent

    Published 07/02/17

    The final of Charles Darwin School’s twentieth annual Dance, Choreography and Performance Competition was held on Monday 6 February in front of a capacity audience of 250 people. This year 14 different dance acts from Years 7 to 13 competed for the year group medals and the overall Key Stage 3 and combined Key Stage 4 and 5 trophies.

    Mrs Rees, Deputy Head, dance teacher, event organiser and one of the judges was joined on the panel by staff members Miss Abbotts, Head of Dance and Mrs Kearney, Assistant Headteacher and music teacher. This year’s guest judges were ex-student Emma Conington, who regularly competed as a student and ex Head of Expressive Arts and Head of Dance at the school, Mr Jewell, who is currently assistant choreographer for the touring musical Tommy.

    Whilst the judges deliberated the audience was entertained by performances from PDM, a local dance company led by ex-pupil Megan Regan, and X-Tol, the school’s more able dance group. X-Tol performed a piece entitled “The river returns with the rains”, which recently won the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 mixed London Youth Games Dance competition. X-Tol will be representing Bromley in the London finals at the Copper Box in March.

    “I am very grateful to the members of PDM and X-Tol for their outstanding performances at the show,” said Mrs Rees.

    Many pupils had been working on their competition routines for months without teacher direction, choosing their own music and designing their own costumes.

    “The judging really does get harder every year and this year the range of different dance styles was particularly impressive encompassing contemporary, tap and ballet as well as street dance,” continued Mrs Rees, “All those that bravely took part in the show should be congratulated. I really appreciate the time, effort and commitment that went into making the competition so close.”

    “The night really showcased the dancing talent that we have at Charles Darwin School. Thank you so much to those who supported us on the night; Mr Andy Chubb for photography, Mr Colin Andrews for music, Mr Dan Taylor for lighting and Anna Haskins and Allana Ludgrove for backstage support.

    Mostly, a big thanks to the families in the audience who supported us on the night, funded or made costumes and created rehearsal space in the lounge at home! We couldn’t do it without them.”




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  • X-Tol dance group to represent Bromley at London Youth Games 

    Published 30/01/17

    The Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Mixed London Youth Games Dance Competition for Bromley was held on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at Langley Park School for Boys. The competition was judged by experienced professional dancers against a range of key criteria: concept, soundtrack, choreography, floor use, performance skills and overall impact.

    Charles Darwin School’s dance group, X-Tol, were judged over-all winners for their piece entitled “The River Returns with the Rains”.

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