Charles Darwin School

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Charles Darwin School
Motto Aspire Endeavour Achieve
Type Academy
Head Teacher Sunil Chotai
Deputy Heads Louise Rees & Mick Boyden
Location Jail Lane
TN16 3AU
United Kingdom United Kingdom
51°18′54″N 0°02′42″E / 51.314979°N 0.045054°E / 51.314979; 0.045054Coordinates: 51°18′54″N 0°02′42″E / 51.314979°N 0.045054°E / 51.314979; 0.045054
DfE number 305/5409
DfE URN 136545 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students Approx. 1300
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18


Publication The Link

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.[1] 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 July 2014, they put on an end of year production called "the Demon headmaster". 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.[2] [3] [4] [5]


  1. ^ "ofstedreport". 
  2. ^ "Charles Darwin School". Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charles Darwin School". Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Charles Darwin School". Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Charles Darwin School". Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

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