Happy children achieve better and at Bow, Durham School we can offer your child a level of pastoral care that is second to none. We are a small school where everyone knows each other well and successes are celebrated and shared together and any problems are picked up and dealt with very quickly.
At the heart of our pastoral care system is the child’s form teacher who sees his or her charges on a daily basis, gets to know them very well indeed and leads a weekly informal “form period” where the children are encouraged to discuss anything. To complement this, our morning assemblies regularly cover pastoral issues and there is a comprehensive PHSE programme throughout the School.
The health, happiness and welfare of all our pupils are our prime concern. Five members of our teaching staff are fully trained first-aiders. We are also fortunate to have available to us the Medical Centre at the Senior School (just half a mile away) which is manned throughout the school day by fully-trained nurses.
"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