Darrick Wood School
|Head Teacher||M Airey|
|DfE URN||136355 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Brown and Gold|
Since 1975 it has grown, adding new buildings, including 'SIX', the sixth form building built in 2011.
- 1975-1985 W R Turner
- 1985-2001 A L Barker
- 2001–2015 B Rhymaun
- 2015–present M Airey
Each year group comprises ten forms. The main school is effectively split into two halves, the 'X' half and the 'Y' half. Until completion of Key Stage 3, pupils only share classes with other pupils from the same half. At GCSE, most classes contain pupils from both halves. Form groups are named after historical figures from the local area. The 'X' half comprises 'Boswell', 'Fry', 'Lubbock', 'Saunders' and 'Willett'. The 'Y' half comprises 'Crompton', 'Darwin', 'Hill', 'March' and 'Pitt'. This system does not apply to the Sixth Form, where instead form groups are identified more conventionally by the initials of their tutors.
The school motto is 'Revereor Vitam' which is Latin for 'Respect for life'.