Darrick Wood School

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Darrick Wood School
Motto Reverior vitam
Established 1975 (1975)
Type Academy
Head Teacher M Airey
Location Lovibonds Avenue
Greater London
DfE number 305/5418
DfE URN 136355 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Brown and Gold
Website darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk

Darrick Wood School is a mixed secondary school in Orpington, London Borough of Bromley, United Kingdom with a current roll of 1785 pupils. It was first opened in 1975.


Since 1975 it has grown, adding new buildings, including 'SIX', the sixth form building built in 2011.

Head Teachers[edit]

  • 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.

School Ethos[edit]

The school motto is 'Revereor Vitam' which is Latin for 'Respect for life'.


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