Visitors to Darrick Wood School frequently comment on our 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. Our 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. Our approach is encapsulated in what we call The Darrick Wood Way, which incorporates our agreed core values of respect, responsibility and honesty within a framework of high expectations, everyone working together to achieve the best possible outcomes in all that we do. We 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 we continue to challenge ourselves and seek new ways to prepare pupils for life in a rapidly changing world. I hope this website provides an insight into life at Darrick Wood, but if you cannot find the information you seek or would like to visit the School yourself please get in touch. I look forward to meeting you.
Dr M J Airey
In 2013, we achieved Teaching School Status, one of only 150 schools to be selected. Please click on the link for information on how Darrick Teaching School Alliance is leading the training and CPD of staff.
Parents and students please click here to access the School's Virtual Learning Environment. If you experience any issues logging in, please visit our help page.
Darrick Wood School opened a new Sports Centre in 2014. Please click on the link to see the facilities and courses available.
Darrick Wood School
Telephone: 01689 850271
Facsimile: 01689 857257
From M25 Junction 4, take A21 towards Bromley. After approximately 4 miles turn right onto A232 Crofton Road . Continue for ½ mile and turn right into Mada Road. Turn right again at the end of the road and then immediately left.
Orpington Railway Station is approximately 7 minutes by taxi.
Visitor car parking is available.