Darrick Wood Junior School

Headteacher's Welcome

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Darrick Wood Junior School website.

I am conscious of the fact that this website will act as a window through which many different people will view our school.

Some of those people may already know the school well, others may be finding out about it for the very first time. In that sense, I hope our website genuinely does have something for everybody.

It is my heart-felt belief that DWJS is a truly special school. We are blessed with staff who are without exception committed  to the well-being, happiness, growth and development of the young people in our care each day. Working together we provide an environment where each and every pupil feels valued and learning can flourish.

In return, the staff are privileged to work with children who are at once diverse, yet united by their determination to live their school lives to the full. Across the school learning behaviour is excellent, standards are high and aspirations even higher. For pupils, parents and staff members alike, Darrick Wood Junior School really is a wonderful place to learn and work. It is a school that I am tremendously proud to be the headteacher of.

In April 2016 the school was granted academy status as part of the South Orpington Learning Alliance Multi-Academy Trust (SOLA). This trust has brought together six local school with the ultimate goal of working together to improve outcomes for children in each of our schools individually and, therefore, across all of the schools as a whole. This moral purpose which lies at the heart of SOLA's vision resonates perfectly with Darrick Wood Junior's school vision and my own personal philosophy of education.

I trust that you will enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information that you are looking for. If not, please do not hesitate to contact us via the details on the site.

Andrew Kilgour