Darland High School

Wrexham, United Kingdom

Location: Wrexham, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Darland High School

Darland High School is a hidden gem in the picturesque village of Rossett in North East Wales. We are a mixed, English-language high school serving pupils aged 11-16 in the surrounding villages of Rossett, Marford, Gresford, Holt and Llay. Set in extensive beautiful grounds the school has 850 pupils on roll. 

Established in 1958, Darland High School became a comprehensive school in 1972. An extensive building programme over the years has seen the creation of the Griffin Centre, a modern two story building, housing ‘state of the art’ science laboratories and ICT suites. A new library, complete with a full ICT suite, a remodelled foyer and new cookery facilities have also been added recently.

In September 2019 we welcomed new Headteacher Joanne Lee, who has brought in many changes and the school is a 'buzz' of activity. We are at an exciting time, along with extensive refurbishment of the site our team are in the process of developing an engaging New Curriculum for a new generation of students.

Our team of over 130 staff, dedicated and hard-working, are driving towards our common goal - to offer an excellent education to the communities we serve.

We welcome tours of the school prior to application.


Joanne Lee

Values and vision

Darland’s motto “Aspire, Apply, Achieve” sums up its ambition for students to think big and to work hard. Pupils are encouraged to aim high and the school works to foster the belief in each that they can fulfil their dreams. Every achievement is recognised and celebrated.

View Darland School’s latest Estyn report

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Address: Chester Road, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0DL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 570588