Darrick Wood School is a large comprehensive with a sixth form. It is bordered by selective schools and the School’s intake comes from the local owner-occupied housing and social housing estates. The school has Technology College Status and has received a number of awards in recognition of excellence, including the Healthy School Award and Sportsmark Award. The school is a Microsoft Academy, allowing professional qualifications to be offered to both students and members of the wider community.

The School has a Centre for the Deaf on site with 18 students who are fully integrated into the School and receive specialist tuition within the Centre. The School also manages its own Sports Centre and 3G pitch which are popular with the local community.

Visitors to Darrick Wood School frequently comment pupils’ excellent behaviour, their positive attitudes to each other, to their teachers and to their learning. They are also struck by the clean, well presented, modern facilities and the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities offered. The results at GCSE and A level, outstanding grading in successive Ofsted inspections, designation as a ‘Teaching School’ and numerous accolades and awards provide further evidence of the School’s excellent reputation locally and nationally. The School’s approach is encapsulated in what is known as The Darrick Wood Way, which incorporates its core values of respect, responsibility and honesty within a framework of high expectations, everyone working together to achieve the best possible outcomes. All in the School are expected to show a reverence for life, in accordance with the School’s motto, Revereor Vitam.

Investment in the very latest technologies and in the professional development of staff ensure Darrick Wood continues to challenge itself seek new ways to prepare pupils for life in a rapidly changing world.

School Data

Unique Reference Number
136355
Local Authority
Bromley
Establishment Number
5418
Establishment Name
Darrick Wood School
Type of Establishment
Academy converter
Establishment Type Group
Academies
Establishment Status
Open
Reason Establishment Opened
Academy Converter
Establishment Open Date
01/12/2010
Phase of Education
Secondary
Statutory Lowest Pupil Age
11
Statutory Highest Pupil Age
18
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery Provision
Not applicable
Sixth Form
Has a sixth form
Gender
Mixed
Designated Religious Character
None
Religious Ethos
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Admissions Policy
Non-selective
School Capacity
1825
Special Classes
No Special Classes
Census Date
17/01/2019
Number of Pupils
1675
Number of Boys
764
Number of Girls
911
Percentage of Pupils Receiving FSM
5.7
Trust flag
Supported by a single-academy trust
Trust
DARRICK WOOD SCHOOL
School Sponsor flag
-
Federation flag
Not applicable
UK Provider Reference Number
10032231
Ofsted Last Inspection
16/01/2019
Last Changed Date
11/07/2019
Street
Lovibonds Avenue
Town
Orpington
County
Kent
Postcode
BR6 8ER
School Website
www.darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk
Telephone Number
01689850271
Headteacher Title
Dr
Headteacher First Name
Martin
Headteacher Last Name
Airey
Headteacher Preferred Job Title
Head Teacher
Section 41 Approved
Not applicable
SEN1
HI - Hearing Impairment
Type of resourced provision
Resource Provision
Government Office Region
London
District
Bromley
Ward
Farnborough and Crofton
Parliamentary Constituency
Orpington
Urban/Rural Description
Urban major conurbation
GSS LA Code
E09000006
Easting
543802
Northing
164935
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
Bromley 036
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA)
Bromley 036C
Ofsted Rating
Good
RSC Region
South-East England and South London
UPRN
100022900141
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) - code
E02000162
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) - code
E01000751

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