Wyvern Academy

Wyvern Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the Branksome area of Darlington, County Durham, England. It schools pupils aged 11 to 16, and is the default school for most residents living in the Branksome/Faverdale/Cockerton areas of Darlington. The school was originally known as Branksome Comprehensive School until renamed the Darlington School of Maths and Science in 2011.[1]

Wyvern Academy
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Coordinates54.5377°N 1.59675°W / 54.5377; -1.59675
Department for Education URN137122 Tables
Head teacherJulian Leader
Age11 to 16


In 1977, the school was used as the location for an edition of We Are the Champions (TV series).

In 2009, the school was officially designated as a Science and Mathematics College. The school converted to academy status in January 2012.

In 2011, the school was renamed from Branksome Comprehensive School to Darlington School of Maths and Science alongside refurbishments to the school.

In 2014, Darlington School of Maths and Science celebrated the 50th Anniversary.

In 2017, the school renamed itself from Darlington School of Maths and Science to Wyvern Academy. The rebranding occurred after the school was taken over by Consilium Academy Trust.[2]


  1. "Branksome Comprehensive School looks to a brighter future". Teesside Gazette. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. Arnold, Stuart (10 January 2017). "Former Darlington School of Maths and Science renamed as Wyvern Academy". Darlington & Stockton Times. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
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