I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the head of Darwin House and to extend a warm welcome to you and your child.
The House Team and I are committed to ensuring that your child receives the best pastoral and academic support throughout their time at the Academy. Darwin House is also extremely lucky to be supported by a dedicated, caring and professional team of mentors who ensure that every child receives the support and guidance they need to thrive.
In Darwin House we are passionate about helping our students to develop into young adults with the skills needed to succeed in whatever path they choose. We do this through our motto ‘Strive for Excellence’; encouraging every student to be the very best they can be, developing their individual talents. This could not be achieved without the fantastic support offered by our Prefects, Front Team and senior students who work hard to ensure every student feels part of our family. As your child progresses through the Academy they too will have opportunities to develop the leadership skills required to support other students, helping them feel part of our inclusive community.
Life at Abraham Darby Academy offers all of our pupils such a wonderful opportunity to participate in a range of activities from music and the performing arts, sports to chess and murder mystery. Whatever your child’s skills, talents or interests there are chances for them to shine and develop. Determination and resilience are essential for your child’s success and these activities provide the arena for our students to grow in a safe and fun environment. Darwin House holds high standards around participation and effort and we look forward to helping your child to expand their horizons.
Finally, as a house we place great value on the partnership between school and home in supporting our young people. We want you to feel confident that your child will receive the very best in academic and pastoral support from all staff and we work hard to make sure communication is as clear and complete as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any issues, concerns or questions