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Charles Darwin School

  • Aspire - Endeavour - Achieve

  • Aspire - Endeavour - Achieve

  • Aspire - Endeavour - Achieve

Welcome from the

Headteacher Sunil Chotai

School days are absolutely crucial in a young person’s life.  Success achieved in school often forms the bedrock on which our future achievements are constructed upon – a time when attitudes are formed, interests are awakened, and characters are forged. I know that choosing a Secondary School for your son or daughter is a time of anxiety, concern and great excitement. As a parent you obviously want the very best for your children and you will be looking for a school where they will experience success, be happy and fulfilled.  Charles Darwin is a school where students thrive both academically and socially. We believe in making the most of every ability and talent, we do this by offering a broad and balanced curriculum with a strong emphasis on the vital, core subjects of English, Maths, Science and the Humanities.

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    This week has been very busy. Open week tours are now completed. Most year groups have been involved in assessments. Duke of Edinburgh bronze award are camping overnight at Bewl Water. Last day before half term. Students return on 2nd November.

    A busy week... fixtures every night for both the girls and boys football teams! ⚽ Lots of positives, lots of goals and lots learnt! Looking forward to the next! Well done to all involved.

    This afternoon/evening parents of new year 7s come in for a one-2-one consultation with the form tutor to support the transition to Darwin https://t.co/qyp2mCLZqA

    Wednesday and Thursday sees the induction of year 10 and 12 Uni Connect students. Supporting and guiding. It's all about thinking BIG about your future

    Tuesday at 6pm (virtually) our year 8 cohort of Uni Connect students begins their induction. This is entirely focused on getting students thinking about uni and higher apprenticeships. A total focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Support and guidance

    Miss Open Day? There is still a great deal of info on our 'virtual open day' site. See the latest video from headteacher Sunil Chotai and our deputy headteachers Louise Rees and Mick Boyden. Huge focus on learning recovery post-pandemic. #BuildBackBetter

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  • Head and Deputy Head Prefects

    We are proud to be the Head and Deputy Head prefects for Charles Darwin School. The three words which describe our mission best must be: aspire, endeavour and achieve. 

    As passionate students from a variety of backgrounds, we aspire to represent the school to the best of our ability, using the skills we have learnt over our many years studying here. We have grown into confident and empathetic pupils, who are ready to our goals this year, with the help of the diligent senior prefect body.

    We endeavour to achieve a sense of community between all Darwin students, often working with younger years to provide support and advice. Moreover, we take an interest in charitable endeavours, such as recycling and achieving new records for charity fundraising. Importantly, we aim to help every student grow into an individual with strong personal interests, readily equipped with crucial skills, experiences and academic results for the future.

    We recognise the challenges we may face after this particularly difficult year, but we are determined and committed to ensuring the ultimate achievement; that Charles Darwin School remains an inclusive, inspiring and innovative community where all can succeed.

  • Year 11

    Chloe

    During my time at Charles Darwin I have felt challenged and motivated to try my best and achieve my potential. I have received an endless amount of help from the school from settling into Year 7 to building my confidence during Year 9 and 10. I aim to continue into sixth form to study Art, Maths and Physics A' level. After my A' levels I would like to do a degree in Architecture.

  • Year 9

    Ruby

    My favourite subjects are Science and Art. The lessons at Charles Darwin School are very good and the teachers are really helpful and want to help you to learn and succeed. The support I have been given by the school is amazing and really helpful. I have taken part in extra curricular netball and really enjoyed it. When I leave school I want to be a lawyer and I believe that this school will help me with this.

  • Year 9

    Tristan

    Since I joined Charles Darwin School I have been given lots of opportunities which have allowed me to become successful both academically and in sports. This is thanks to the teachers at the school and the support that they have given me. I have been a member of several sports teams and have taken part in the Elite Athletic Scheme. I have received an Excellence Award for P.E and have had 100% attendance. In the future I would like to be a stock broker.

  • Year 11

    Harry

    I have had an extremely positive experience at Charles Darwin School. I started in Year 7 as a lower performing student to now being in the top sets for all my subjects. I enjoy all aspects of school life, and I am a prefect and an active member of the Student Voice. I look forward to studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths in sixth form, and with the help of the talented teachers at Charles Darwin school go on to do a degree in medicine.

  • Year 11

    Karisa

    “If you don’t challenge yourself you’ll never realise what you can become”. Being a student at Charles Darwin has made me realise this. From starting out as a young anxious Year 7 I have become a confident teenager over the years. This has helped me to achieve Platinum effort and 100% attendance since Year 7. My future aspirations are to continue with my passions of English, History and Maths through to A’ level and to then study law at University.

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