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Welcome from the principal


I am proud to welcome you to Charles Darwin Primary School where we will support our children in achieving their best and provide an exceptional education that lets children thrive.

We offer an inspirational curriculum that makes our students want to learn and become lifelong learners. 

Being the principal of Charles Darwin Primary is a privilege, and I’ve begun an exciting journey that has already given me the opportunity to create a school where children are not just taught but where they lead their own learning. Having been a teacher in the primary phase for ten years, teaching all age ranges during this time, I really believe that all children can achieve with the right teaching, guidance, and nurturing. We will encourage our students to also develop that self-belief.

We set high expectations for our students and know that children achieve their best when they are challenged, engaged, and motivated. The school environment will support this vision with brand-new equipment and hands-on learning. We will encourage children to discuss their learning and explain their ideas with confidence. A discussion-based classroom means learning is moving forward and children are making progress.

Our excellent pastoral support system will provide all students with a key worker who will be there to listen, challenge, and engage our children in their school day. Each child will also be part of a house system where they can feel part of a team. This will instill a strong sense of belonging and community.

The early years of education are fundamental in a child’s life, and I am proud to provide an exceptional school where our students can build the foundation blocks for a successful future. I look forward to meeting you and working together with you to make your child’s future a successful and exciting one.

Jo Brown