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Houses

Houses are at the very heart of the Durham School community.

Every pupil in the Senior School belongs to one of our five Houses:

Caffinites, MacLeod, Pimlico, Poole, School

Each House occupies its own distinct building with excellent facilities for private study and leisure, and is staffed by an experienced and dedicated team of Housemasters and Housemistressess, Tutors and Matrons, many of whom are full-time resident staff.  Through the Houses, we provide our pupils with the resources, support and encouragement to take full advantage of everything Durham School has to offer.

The Houses are where pupils enjoy and benefit from academic monitoring and guidance, pastoral support, co-curricular activities, charity fundraising and leadership opportunities, and the fact that they are single-sex communities within a co-educational environment means that all of our pupils get the best of both worlds.  

Four of our five Houses are also home to our thriving community of international and UK boarders, but we are very proud of the fact that all of our pupils, whether day or boarding, consider their Houses to be a safe and supportive home-from-home.

Our Houses are places of endeavour, friendship, celebration, cooperation and care, and they are the bedrock of Durham School life. 

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