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  • Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 17th November 2022 6pm - 8pm

    Published 02/11/22

    Prospective students and parents are welcome to meet current subject staff and students to discuss the exciting opportunities our Sixth Form has to offer between 6pm and 8pm. Please book onto one of our two presentations, see below for details:

    Application forms will be available in person at the Open Evening on 17th November or on the website from 18th with a deadline of 16th December for returns.




    Emailed Sixth Form application forms to be sent to:

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  • GCSE Results 2022

    Published 25/08/22
    Huge congratulations to Kiera who gained 9 grade 9s in her GCSEs. We are all super proud of your achievements Kiera. Despite there being a 40% drop in the top grades nationally, Kiera gained a 'full house' of all of her GCSEs at the top grade
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  • GCSE Results 2022

    Published 25/08/22

    Results news August 25th 2022

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  • A-LEVEL ALPS news

    Published 22/08/22
    Earlier today we received our ALPS report for A-Level results(This is a National comparison of schools data and results, based on aspirational targets) Headteacher Aston Smith was pleased to announce that our ALPS rating was 2 (out of 9) which was am
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  • A Level Results 2022 - Outstanding achievements for our Year 13s

    Published 22/08/22
    For the majority of this cohort these are the first public exams they have sat since primary school. Our students have worked hard despite the challenges since starting these courses and they should feel incredibly proud of their achievements today.
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  • Year 10 Careers Day

    Published 25/07/22

    On Wednesday 20th July and Thursday 21st July Year 10 students took part in careers activities as well as their English Speaking and Listening.

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  • Charles Darwin Students 'Step into Dance' at Ravens Wood School

    Published 24/05/22

    On Monday 9th May Thrive Dance Company performed at Step Around Town at Ravens Wood School, with Step Into Dance. There were nine schools performing in total, and it was great to see the wide range of pieces performed. They performed to an audience of around 150 people and our dancers were fantastic as always. Well done! 

    Miss C Abbotts,  Head of Dance

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  • Year 12 Students Enjoy a Visit to London's Alexander McQueen Fashion House and the Victoria and Albert Museum

    Published 28/04/22

    Year 12 Art and Textiles students had a great time up in London where they visited the Alexander McQueen Fashion House and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  They listened to a talk about the processes and techniques used by the Alexander McQueen team who create stunning catwalk garments and at the V&A students collected research to support their A Level coursework projects.

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  • Marc Morris Famous Historian Speaks to Students at Charles Darwin School​​​​​​​

    Published 27/04/22

    On the 26th of April, the famous Historian Marc Morris spoke to students at Charles Darwin School. The acclaimed historian described as “the genius of medieval narrative” delivered a presentation to students studying history at GCSE. With two bestselling books on the Anglo Saxon’s and the presenter of the Channel 4 series Castles the students were given an excellent learning opportunity by such a highly acclaimed historian. 

    The opportunity for parents to attend the event to share some of the narrative the students learn at GCSE was really valued. The History department made the event even more memorable by hosting a medieval themed afternoon tea before the presentation. The Canteen was transformed into a medieval banquet room. All students who studied history contributed to the wonderful array of decorations and historical themed cakes. 

    It was so pleasing to see students re-engaging with their curriculum and having these wonderful opportunities after Covid Restrictions. 

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  • Charles Darwin Students Head to London to Watch Akram Khan's Celebrated Dance Work - Kaash

    Published 21/04/22

    On Thursday 21st April 2022 we travelled with15 students from Year 9 to Year 13 to the Southbank Centre in London to watch an evening show.

    We watched Akram Khan's production Kaash which explored pure speed and energy and the theme of the Hindu God Shiva with the creation and destruction he creates.

    It was an intelligent and mature piece suitable for A Level students as we study this choreographer in Year 12.  I was however so please to hear that all students enjoyed the performance and were able to appreciate the sheer talent of the five dancers performing a 55 minute piece!

    Thank you to all the students for being so well behaved, it was a truly enjoyable evening.

    Miss C Abbotts, Head of Dance


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  • On Your Bike Towards a GCSE!

    Published 11/03/22

    On Tuesday 1st March and Thursday 3rd March the Year 11 GCSE PE students took part in their GCSE Road Cycling Assessment.

    The first day was wet and windy but the students remained focused and knuckled down learning the skills ready for assessment day. They were cold and tired by the end but the hard work and positive attitude shone through.

    On Thursday the sun was shining for their assessment and all students were highly motivated, determined and committed to doing well. They had to demonstrate isolated skills and then perform a 10 mile endurance race. The instructor on the day could not believe that we had 7 students who completed it under 35 minutes.

    A huge well done to all students who took part in the two days and well done on gaining excellent results.  

    Thank you. 

    Miss Case and Mr Bidwell


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  • Mud Glorious Mud

    Published 10/03/22

    The Young Carers at Chares Darwin School have been busy preparing the ground for our Superbloom project, to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee later this year.

    Last week we found a good afternoon to go out and dig over the ground – we tested our soil and found this to be part clay, part loam.

    We have prepared the soil by removing old roots and digging in some fertiliser and topsoil.

    We are looking forward to our seeds arriving soon so that we can sow them into trays ready for planting.

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