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‘Our learning community respects, nurtures and inspires’

Welcome to Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School Academy

I hope that this website is informative and interesting for both prospective parents and current families of the school.

I am proud to be Headteacher of such a wonderful school where learning is fun and our children learn in a happy environment.  Our school ethos is inclusive, inspiring, nurturing and respectful. 

Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School is a thriving and happy community!  We have high expectations of achievement, attainment and behaviour and we are committed to every child achieving their absolute best regardless of background or starting point. 

We believe that true education is a result of a partnership between parents, children and the school and we will strive for that close co-operation which will give your child the very best foundation for his/her educational career.

We believe that happy children learn best in an environment where they feel safe and secure.

‘Darrick Wood Infants provides an excellent education for its pupils, it provides a very well cared for, bright environment in which pupils feel very safe’ (Ofsted)

Our school’s outstanding OFSTED status allowed us the opportunity to convert to academy status in August 2011.  This change has enabled us to have greater financial freedoms, independence and autonomy resulting in a wider range of opportunities and choice of services.  This freedom allows us to facilitate bespoke provision for the children in our school.

We are committed to providing the very best opportunities for all our children to ensure that they achieve their full potential in all areas of their development.


Mrs Andrea Rampton BEd (Hons) NPQH