Charles Darwin School
|Motto||What have you done today to make you feel proud?|
|Head Teacher||Sunil Chotai|
|Deputy Heads||Louise Rees & Mick Boyden|
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|DfE URN||136545 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Houses||Grant, Henslow, Lyell & Wedgewood|
|Colours||Grey, green, yellow & blue|
Charles Darwin School is the only secondary school in the Biggin Hill area. The school consists of 1,320 secondary and sixth form students. Currently the head teacher is Mr Sunil Chotai. The school has recently received a good in an October 2013 OfSTED inspection. http://www.cdarwin.com/index.php/document-bank/category/262-lettershome?download=551:ofstedreport GCSE results have demonstrated continued year-on-year improvement to 69.4% A*-C including English and maths, with 90% 5 GCSE good grades. At A-level 82% of 6th formers gained A-C grades.
The school is London's most Southerly school and has a catchment including schools from Bromley, Croydon, Kent and Surrey. Public transport to the school is via 320, 664, 464, R8, R2 and 246 bus routes.
The school is also a creative arts college, and is locally renowned for their annual school productions. In December 2009, they put on a production of "Hairspray the Musical!". The school has a thriving sporting community where pupils have represented and have won events at Kent County level in boys and girls football, rugby and cricket. A number of pupils have represented at England U18 football, Olympic diving and Premier league football. The school facilities include a gym and an all weather astro-turf football pitch.