Charitable Work

At Darrick Wood School we are proud of our record of money raised for charity. Each form group has Charity Representatives who spearhead the efforts of their group to raise money for charity and the Student Leadership Council plays an active part in considering which charitable causes to promote. This is part of encouraging ownership and developing responsibility, two of the pillars of our Vision for Learning.

There are charities which we support on a regular basis and others which are supported in response to particular circumstances. We are always looking for new and exciting opportunities to support charitable causes so please contact the School Office and our Charity Co-ordinator will be in touch.

For many years the pupils and staff of Darrick Wood School raised funds for a school in Pokhara in Nepal – it was even called Darrick Wood School Nepal. For many children in this poverty stricken area, this was their only opportunity to be educated. Thankfully, decades later, the education system in Nepal meant that larger schools became available and this small school was no longer necessary. However we remain committed to helping others and in particular are keen to help the children of Nepal due to our historic link with supporting education there. The Head Teacher is now in contact with the Head Teacher of another school in Nepal and discussing how we can help, again through the local Rotary Club and that based in Nepal.

The other charitable causes which we support include a range of local and national charities. These have included Little Hearts Matter, Eveline Children’s Unit, Macmillan, Breast Cancer Awareness, Cancer Research, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the British Heart Foundation, the Saxon Day Care centre in Orpington, Demelza, the Maypole Project, Save the Children Christmas Jumpers, Make a Wish, Children in Need and Comic Relief.