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September 2023

  • Orchestra for All every Friday lunchtime in Mu2. All staff and students are welcome.

    Published 07/09/23



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  • GCSE Results 2023

    Published 01/09/23

    With GCSE results returning to 2019 levels we are pleased that our results have surpassed our 2019 performance in many areas.

    We are a comprehensive school that is proud of the achievements of all our students, especially as 80% of our students gained a grade 9-4 in English and in Maths this was 75%.


    Today we get to celebrate many personal achievements, however we would like to mention a few students who have achieved exceptionally high grades:


    Oscar Brocklehurst – Nine 9 grade 9s

    Olivia Zirgulyte – Three 9s, three 8s, one 7 and two 6’s

    Lewis Longley – Two 9s, three 8s, two 7s and 2 6s

    Sophie Strawson – Two 9s, three 8s, three 7s and one 6

    Abheetha Singhara-Mudalige – One 9, three 8s, four 7s and one 6

     Our school values are Aspire, Endeavour and Achieve, which is embedded in everything we do at Charles Darwin. It is for this reason that I would like to recognise the progress made by the following students for making exceptional progress since leaving their primary school, significantly higher than the national averages:


    Alexandra Horner
    Erin Iliffe
    Grace Doyle
    Olivia Zirgulyte
    William Clement

     Headteacher, Mr Aston Smith said:

    “It is a great privilege to be able to celebrate the achievements of our students. These results are testament to the commendable attitude to learning by our students and the dedication of our fantastic staff and the encouragement and support from the parents.

    I am delighted to be able to welcome the majority of this year group back into our sixth form and for those that are moving on to college or apprenticeships I wish them the very best for the future.”

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  • KS3 History Summer Residential Trip To France

    Published 20/09/23

    Following the hugely successful trip to Poland with members of the older year groups, it was time to provide a history trip for the younger pupils and where better to go than Normandy and Paris?  Having departed from school before the dawn chorus we were at our first destination of Honfleur in time to polish off the substantial lunches not already digested on the coach.  Exploring this magical harbour town of brightly painted houses, chocolate shops and the largest wooden church in France (made only with axes) it is no wonder artists such as Claude Monet made it their home.  From here to the chateau where we were staying was an hour’s drive and arriving at our base,  where delicious food, first rate facilities (including a swimming pool)  and friendly staff awaited, we quickly unpacked and the evening was our own.

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  • Year 7 Open Morning: Saturday 30 September - Open Week: Open Week - Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 October

    Published 01/09/23

    Open Morning - Saturday 30 September 2023

    Parents of prospective students are invited to visit our high performing school to view and sample the exciting opportunities we have to offer. Pre booking for a tour only (9am) or Headteacher’s presentation followed by a tour (9am, 10am or 11am) is essential by lunchtime on  Thursday 28th SeptemberPriority will be given to Year 6 children.

    Presentations will start promptly at the advertised time so please leave sufficient time for parking. (There will be very limited on-site parking available).

    OPEN WEEK : Tuesday 3 -  Friday 6 October  2023 - Times: 08.45 & 09.00 

    Tours are held at 08.45 and 09.00. Parents are required to pre-book tours and presentations.

    If you wish to attend one of our Open Week tours you can pre-book a tour at 8.45am or 9.00am. Open week tours offer the opportunity to see the school in operation and to observe teaching taking place. This will be followed by a short Q & A session with the Headteacher. Please leave time for parking (none available on site). Pre-booking essential by 12.00pm on Monday 2nd October. Priority will be given to Year 6 children.

    Please email the relevant tour/presentation with your name, your child's name, their current year group, their current school and the number of places required.

    Tuesday 3rd October - FULLY BOOKED  

    Wednesday 4th October - FULLY BOOKED

    Thursday 5th October - FULLY BOOKED  

    Friday 6th October - FULLY BOOKED  




    Please click here to  see our recent Ofsted Report 

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