Expectations of high standards are a key feature of a Darrick Wood education, something which is underpinned and outlined very clearly by our insistence on school uniform being worn appropriately and smartly at all times. Items that are not part of the school uniform may be confiscated (especially items such as jewellery). Students who have a need to wear something temporarily (e.g. trainers instead of school shoes due to a medical issue) must have a note in their planner from their parent which is then shown to their Form Tutor and Achievement Coordinator.
The School Rules specify that School uniform must be worn to and from school. Branded items such as shirts, blouses, blazers, ties, trousers and skirts must be purchased from the School’s uniform suppliers who will advise which items are Darrick Wood uniform. Second hand uniform may also be worn, available from the PSFA who hold regular sales at the School. There are two versions of our uniform from which to choose and some items can be worn with either uniform option:
Pupils are also expected to contact their Achievement Coordinator if they want to request an amendment to the uniform policy in relation to their protected characteristics.
Sixth Form students are expected to set a good example to the rest of the School and must dress according to the guidelines set out below.
In interpreting the guidelines, students should ensure that their overall appearance is smart and appropriate to both a school and a formal business environment. It is by discretion of the Senior Leadership Team as to whether a student’s dress is deemed smart.
The identification badge must be worn using the Darrick Wood School lanyard. Badges are also required as proof of entry to external examinations. Lost badges must be replaced and will be charged for.
Darrick Wood School
Kent, BR6 8ER