Darland High School
Wrexham, United Kingdom
About Darland High School
Darland High School is a mixed, non-denominational high school for pupils aged 12-16 in Rossett, Wales. This small but growing school, serving a network of village communities to the north of Wrexham, has a pupil roll is around 840.
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.
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 recognized and celebrated.
The expectations the school has of everyone in the school community to be ready (punctual), respectful and safe - are regularly communicated. This ethos is designed to keep everyone focused on learning and to create a safe and harmonious environment.
“Good features in the school’s current performance include: a well-developed transition programme to ensure that pupils settle in well to Year 7; a caring and inclusive ethos that challenges stereotypes and celebrates diversity; and effective partnerships with the local college that increase the range of vocational qualifications available to pupils.”