For more than 600 years, Durham School has been at the heart of education in the United Kingdom, giving its pupils the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in the future.
This leading independent co-educational school educates girls and boys aged 3 to 18 in a caring and supportive atmosphere where inspirational teaching and outstanding care combine to help each child reach their potential.
The School provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for around 562 pupils of 20 nationalities. The historic buildings are surrounded by beautiful green spaces, yet they are only a short stroll from the prestigious Durham University and the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral.
Durham City itself is an historic, vibrant university town in the culturally rich North East of England. London, Edinburgh, York and Newcastle are easily accessible by road and rail, while Newcastle International Airport (40km) and Durham Tees Valley Airports are within easy driving distance.
The School’s recent academic results put them among an elite band of North East schools. This year, Durham recorded breaking exam results with an impressive 70% of all pupils achieving A*-B grades at A Level.
Durham School’s mission is to provide a complete education, instilling in its pupils an aspiration for achievement and a respect for others.
Among the opportunities on offer at the School are the Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes, rowing at the Durham School Boat Club, the third oldest in the world, and, for musicians, the chance to practice and perform on the finest pianos in the world at the only All-Steinway Accredited School in the North of England.
As a relatively small school, dedicated and highly-trained staff can spend time with each child, understanding their individual characters and gently encouraging them to try new activities and take part in new ventures. It is this approach which helps them flourish and gain confidence for life.
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Fees: £1,892 (Nursery) - £11,118 (Year 13)
The Head: Mr K J McLaughlin
Famous Alumni: Geoff Parling Premiership Rugby (Newcastle Falcons), England and British Lions, Granville Sharp Helped to Abolish Slave Trade in America, Sir Donald Limon Clerk to the House of Commons, Sir Geoffrey Pattie Conservative Minister, Sir John Laws Law Lord