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Charles Darwin School


"Choosing a secondary school is perhaps the most important educational decision a family has to make. I am confident that at Charles Darwin School we provide an excellent educational experience for all pupils. Last year we were heavily oversubscribed and the demand for places this year promises to be even higher.

My philosophy for education is based on a blend of proven traditional educational values together with the best from our more recent and improved understanding of how students access learning and are motivated to do so. School years are some of the most important years of our life and it is important to me that our students achieve their potential, have the skills and values to thrive in society and enjoy their education, creating positive memories that stay with them forever." Mr Smith, Headteacher.

Charles Darwin School is a popular comprehensive school set in a semi- rural environment that attracts a large number of pupils often exceeding the available allocation.

All applications are made through the London Borough of Bromley and further information can be obtained on their website  Applications for year 7 must be made using the appropriate Common Application Form.

Please click here to access our Admissions Policy 2024_25



Any child not offered a place has the right to appeal. Appeals should be made in writing within 14 days addressed to The Clerk to the Governors c/o Charles Darwin School. All appeals will be heard by an independent panel.

Further advice and information can be found on the Bromley website.

Please click here for our 2024_25 Admission Appeal Process

Please click here for our Appeals Form


Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024

National Offer Day  (Year 7 ) Wednesday  1st March 2024
Deadline for lodging your appeal Wednesday 27th March 2024
Appeal application form with supporting evidence should be returned by: Monday 15th April 2024
Appeal Hearing details will be posted to appellants and panel members: Within 10 days of the  appeal hearing date
Date of appeal hearing Friday, 10th May 2024
Late applications – appeals heard Within 40 school days of the appeals deadline where possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
In year applications – appeals heard Within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
Sixth form applications – deadline for lodging your appeal   Wednesday 18th September 2024.


Appeals to be sent to Mrs Franco at: