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Inspired by a vision to deliver outstanding education to young people around the world.


Durham School is one of the UK’s oldest schools, with a 600-year tradition of academic,
sporting and cultural excellence.

Durham International Schools Limited has been created to work with investing partners in different countries to establish schools that will closely follow Durham School’s educational ethos and structure.


Durham School’s mission is to provide its students with a complete education; one which instils in them an aspiration for achievement, a respect for others and a ‘Confidence for Life’.

Whilst academic life is at the heart of the School, it also enjoys a richly deserved reputation for sport, notably being the 5th oldest rugby club in the world. The School’s music and drama are also very strong, and it is one of the few all-Steinway Schools in the UK.

With its reputation for excellence inside and outside the classroom, Durham School is committed to educating its students in the very broadest sense of the word, preparing them for the challenges of the 21st century whilst retaining a sense of traditional values, which are timeless.


Having delivered outstanding education for over 600 years, investors can be confident that setting up a branch of Durham School in their country will be highly sought-after by parents looking for the highest quality independent education outside the UK.

Every Durham International School will demonstrate recognisable Durham School traditions and structure, including the House system, a wide range of co-curricular opportunities, and an academic curriculum that will provide for the needs of all its pupils.

Durham School will maintain very strong links with each International School, providing governance and quality oversight together with staff training and exchange opportunities as well as inter-school curriculum collaboration, including sports and music competitions.



Durham School is affiliated with HMC (the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference), a professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools.