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Charles Darwin School

  • Aspire - Endeavour - Achieve

Welcome from the

Headteacher Aston Smith

It is with the greatest pleasure that I welcome you to Charles Darwin School. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school; a school where all students are valued, supported and inspired. At Charles Darwin we provide a truly excellent educational experience for all our students.

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    Here is another media student’s work for our 50th birthday celebrations last summer term. Since then we have a super new uniform! This is from Nikol who is now in year 11…all her own production

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    New banners have gone up at the front of the school. Quotes are from our very recent inspection.

    A throwback from our summer term and 50th year of proudly representing the community. Thank you Sommer for this video montage of school We celebrated our 50th birthday in the summer term. Over the next couple of days you can see how our media students shared the great things that happened at Darwin at the end of term

    Year 10 assembly this morning. Each year group have an assembly on a rota across 2 weeks with a leadership assembly always on Monday. We always focus on aspects of Aspire, Endeavour and Achieve.

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  • 2023/24

    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. 

    At Charles Darwin School, we have all had different journeys however, we have all aspired, endeavoured and achieved to reach Year 13 and to become Head and Deputy Head Prefects. Using the skills we have learned across our fulfilled years at school, we aim to represent all students in Charles Darwin School to move towards positive change and push for an even better school environment. We recognise our roles will come with challenges especially as we enter our final year, but with the correct mind set and help received from the supportive staff then there is no doubt that our achievements will be immense.

    We believe strongly that Charles Darwin School provides every student with the opportunity to grow and gain critical skills which will further be emphasised by our work that will be carried out with the younger years, including opportunities for them to express themselves and how they feel to ensure their comfort whilst at school. Throughout the year we will endeavour to do our best to represent the school within the community and showcase the skills that Charles Darwin School has given us.

  • Year 11


    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


    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


    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


    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


    “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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