Summer Holiday


The college will close for the summer holiday on Friday 17th July at 3.30pm – re-opening on Thursday 3rd September (Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd September are both INSET days).

Exam Results Day

The college will be open on Thursday 20th August for Year 11 learners to collect their examination results between the hours of 10.00am and 2.00pm.

If learners are unable to collect their exam results in person they may send a representative with written authorisation confirming that they give permission for them to be collected on their behalf.  Alternatively results can be posted home if a stamped addressed envelope is given to the school in advance of results day.


End of Term Sports Day


What a wonderful way to end the term – sport day.  The sun shone and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Learners from Years 7, 8 & 9   took part in sporting events with Year 10 and 11 learners enjoying the afternoon spectating.

The winning forms were: –

Year 7 – 3rd place 7JSH, 2nd place 7CLU and 1st place 7ABA

Year 8 – 3rd place 7BT, 2nd place 7BD and 1st place 7BL

Year 9 – 3rd place 8PA, 2nd place 8PD and 1st place 8PR


Prize for the form with the best participation went to Mr Elliott/Miss Cobley with best supported team going to Mr Clee’s form 7BL.   Well done to everyone who took part – the afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all learners and staff.




Year 11 Prom – 3rd July 2015

Year 11 did us proud at the 2015 Prom which was held at Brooklands Hotel on Friday 3rd July.

Behaviour was exemplary throughout the evening – It was great to watch them all arrive in style and see their fabulous outfits. See below just a small selection of photographs taken on the evening …

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Information Evening – Moving up to Year 7

On Wednesday 17th June we held an information evening for parents/carers and learners who are moving up to Year 7.

The evening was a huge success due to the hard work of staff and our Darton Voice learners (photographed below).

With over 600 visitors the Atrium was very busy with excited learner and parents who visited the many stands to speak to staff, sample tasters created by the kitchen staff, view learners work and much, much more.

Feedback received on the evening from both parents and learners was positive.  Learners were asked what they were looking forward to: –

“Looking forward to the science and maths departments”

“I am excited about meeting new friends”

I’m excited to move up. SEE YOU SOON”

“I think it’s going to be amazing meeting new people and friends”


We look forward to welcoming learners for their transition period which commences on 6th July.



Y8 Meeting with Councillor Burgess

Councillor Burgess made a visit to Darton College this afternoon and spoke to Year 8 Darton Voice learners about their great work in the community.   Year 8 representatives would like this work to continue and they would like to diversify what they are doing.  They talked through some ideas around keeping areas tidy and taking some ownership in the community.  There is a great desire from these learners to spend time with other people from the community to make a difference.  The next step is for a group of learners to walk around the community to identify areas of unused land that would benefit from improvement.  If you have any ideas please feel free to share them with myself or members of the Year 8 Darton Voice team.

We would like to publicly thank Councillor Burgess for her continued support and for inspiring our Y8 learners.

Awakening our senses


We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Moto Services for the cheque presentation that took place in Nurture on Wednesday 3rd June  😃👌👍.

Nurture are excited to announce today we received funding to the tune of £1500 to develop our sensory garden at the school.

Learners who have sensory processing disorders tend to have extreme reactions to sensory stimulation in that they are either stimulated too much or too little. This can be caused by a number of factors, such as autism. As a result, the individual will often have developmental issues.

A sensory garden can be very therapeutic for people who suffer from sensory problems. It may be used as a calming place and as a gentle way to stimulate the senses. This type of environment can become a place where children with autism and other sensory processing disorders feel safe and comfortable in exploring their senses without feeling overwhelmed by them. Depending on the learner’s needs, a sensory garden can primarily focus on one sense, or it can incorporate all of them. For learners who are hyper-reactive to stimuli, the sensory garden should provide a relaxing environment, and for learners who tend to be under-reactive to stimuli, the garden is a great way to stimulate the senses. For learners who do not suffer from a disability, a sensory garden is beneficial in that it is a fun educational tool that allows them to explore and learn about their senses and nature. While in the garden, they are encouraged to touch, smell, taste, and generally interact with the environment around them.

As the project develops we will be updating the blog to demonstrate our progress and the benefits of the garden.

A number of our Nurture learners will be attending Moto services to aid a collection for Help for Hero’s in return for the funding.