Durham School

Combined co-education school, Durham

For more than 600 years, Durham School has been at the heart of education in the North East of England, giving its pupils the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in the future.

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One of the top schools in the UK, Durham School’s mission is to provide a complete education, instilling in its pupils an aspiration for achievement and a respect for others.

This leading independent co-educational school educates girls and boys from ages 3 to 18 in a caring and supportive atmosphere, where inspirational teaching and outstanding pastoral care, combine to help each child achieve their full potential.

The school offers flexible boarding for pupils aged 11-18 from the UK and abroad. The Houses are at the heart of pupils' lives, and we aim for all boarders to experience a warm and supportive atmosphere, each run by an experienced and dedicated team.  Boarders support each other’s achievements on the sports' field, in concerts, on stage and in the examination hall. We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities at the school including the CCF, Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes, World Challenge expeditions.

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Head Mr Keiran McLaughlin
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 3 - 11
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 372
Youngest Boarder 11
Int'l Students 71