Durham School's Development Plan is updated on an annual basis and has three main areas of focus.
The first of these relates to processes: the promotion of ever higher standards of teaching and learning, of increasing academic success, of wide participation and excellence in non-academic spheres. Pastoral care provision is constantly under review and development. These sorts of developments are difficult to quantify and describe but the School is always looking to move forward and planning for this in the sense of enhancing pupils' experiences and successes at Durham School.
Secondly, physical provision: recent projects have included the upgrading of our ICT provision and whole school networking and the refurbishment of all houses. Future projects in planning are for the creation of a fourth boys' house and for increasing classroom and changing facilities as well as an Orangery to provide an extended catering and social space beyond the dining hall.
Thirdly, staffing: with increasing numbers and an expanding academic curriculum, extended pastoral care and growing extra-curricular provision, the numbers of staff be they teaching, sports coaching, administrative or pastoral, are rising to ensure that the level of individual attention and focus given to pupils remains as personal and intense as ever.