Durham School at a Glance

  • Founded in 1414, it is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished boarding schools.
  • Strong ethos that instills pupils with a ‘Confidence for Life’.
  • An inspiring and nurturing family atmosphere and sense of community.
  • The happiness of its pupils is of paramount importance.
  • Small class sizes and specialist teaching from an early age, and a staff to pupil ratio of approximately 1:10 that ensures individual attention.
  • Pupils achieve first-class academic results at GCSE and A-Level with virtually 100% going on to attend their university of choice, including prestigious names such as Cambridge, Oxford, Durham and Imperial College.
  • A broad curriculum offer at both iGCSE and A-Level.
  • A long tradition of sporting excellence with Commonwealth and Olympic medalists amongst its former pupils, as well as representatives across a variety of sporting disciplines at both County and National level.
  • ‘All-Steinway’ accredited school ensuring outstanding musical provision.
  • Former pupils remain closely associated with the school through the “Old Dunelmian” Society, currently with over 4,000 members.