Bow, Durham School underwent extensive refurbishment during the summer of 2006 and now offers excellent facilities in all three departments of the School. In addition, Bow pupils are able to take advantage of many of the excellent facilties at the Senior School, half a mile down the road.
The Badger Nursery and the Reception Class are situated in Quarryheads House, adjacent to the main Bow buildings. It is a grand former family home which adds to the cosy atmosphere we provide for our youngest pupils.
Accommodation for Years 1 and 2 is conveniently situated in an adjoining building.
The main building houses the Prep Department, the ICT, French and History/Geography rooms, the library, the Dining Room and the administrative offices and overlooks the cricket square and in the background the splendour of Durham Cathedral.
Bow, Durham School has extensive facilities for Art and Music room in a listed building, called The Cottage, which was originally built as a toll-house into Durham. Unfortunately, tolls were abolished just before its completion and. although Durham is one of only two cities in Britain to re-introduce tolls on its roads, it now houses the refurbished Art and Music Rooms.
The Art Room provides an excellent, large and light environment for the children to develop their creative skills and provides the space to tackle a wide range of techniques including the traditional drawing and painting but also where they are able to work in a variety of printing processes, pottery, sculpture and ICT as well as a number of other mediums.
The Music Room is well-resourced with keyboards and computers and there is a dedicated practice room with drums and clavinovas.
Bow pupils from Reception upwards regularly use the ICT room with 15 networked terminals, each with filtered internet access.
Pupils from Year 3 upwards are taught by a Science Specialist in our own Science Laboratory
Facilities for sport at Bow are excellent and comprise a sports hall, a netball/ Tennis court, pitches for rugby and soccer and a fine cricket square with pavilion. Additionally pupils at Bow have access to the wonderful all-weather pitch and the indoor swimming pool at the Senior School.
The Adamson Building
This is named after Charlie Adamson, a former Bow Headmaster and houses the sports hall and the English and Mathematics rooms.
"The House system at Durham School is like no other. Every member becomes part of a family of closely bound boys or girls who always look after and support one another."
Scott Gimby, Old Dunelmian