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Changes in Term Dates for Summer Term 2020
The Headmaster, Mr Kieran McLaughlin, announces changes to the dates of the Summer Term 2020
IMPORTANT notice re: Covid-19 school access
The Government has issued guidance to key worker parents to only bring their children to school if there are no other childcare options at home. Please follow this advice to keep the school community safe.
Durham School’s Owen Vassallo Named In England U18s Squad
The team at Durham School are thrilled to offer congratulations to our very own Owen Vasello who has been named in England Rugby’s U18s development camp.
Northern Lights CCF Leg One Sailing trip
A recollection of a trip Samuel was fortunate enough to go on with the Royal Navy CCF
Bow Pupils 'Only One You' art installation
A new addition to the timetable will ensure pupils of Durham School’s Bow School pay more attention to their overall well-being and mental health
Anthony (Year 10) makes his own violin
Anthony has made 2 violins from scratch with the first taking 18 months and his second took 6 months.
DS cricket vs RGS at The Riverside Stadium
DS cricket vs RGS Newcastle at The Riverside Stadium, Chester-le-Street
Fern gets invite to Royal Wedding
Fern, year 12, has been invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to join in the celebrations for the Royal Wedding of HH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May.
RAF Cadets have an Air Experience Flight
On 22 March, 5 RAF Cadets travelled to RAF Leeming to have an Air Experience Flight
Ben Pullman to accept a place at the Guildford School of Acting
Ben Pullman to accept a place at the Guildford School of Acting
Year 12 Further Maths spend the afternoon at Durham University
Year 12 Further Maths spend the afternoon at Durham University
Linda gains Distinction in British Maths Olympiad
Durham School Top Mathematician, Linda, gains Distinction in British Maths Olympiad
OD Charlie Fagg wins Young Sports Personality of the Year
OD Charlie Fagg wins Young Sports Personality of the Year
OD, Will Gray will be helping disadvantaged children in Africa
William Gray is currently volunteering for six weeks in Zambia
Cameron trains with full England rugby squad
Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti trains at Pennyhill Park with the full England squad.
MacLeod win House Music!
Congratulations to MacLeod House for winning the House Music Competition 2017.
Pupils take part in the regional final of the UKMT Mathematics Challenge
18 of the top schools in the North East compete.
Bow School pupils take part in the 'Shoebox Appeal'
A big thank you to Mrs Sanderson for her organisation of the shoebox appeal!
Durham School Remembers
Pupils from Durham School, will hold a special service for Remembrance Day, in their school chapel which was built to commemorate former pupils killed in the Great War.
The School 'Durham Eye' newspaper wins National Award
The newspaper won the best environmental strategy award a the Shine School Media Awards this week.
'Bringing up teenagers is tough'
Bringing up teenagers is tough' The Headmaster writes in June's issue of Northern Insight
DS Together is launched to help improve mental health in School
Year 12 Psychology students have set up a group called 'Durham School (DS) Together' in order to improve mental health and well-being in our school
What makes a school great?
The Headmaster has written an article in this month's Northern Insight on p 112
Lively Debate at Heretics Society
Monday 24 April saw the penultimate Heretics Society Meeting of the Year. Presenting his case in favour of euthanasia was sixth former Louis Dinsdale.
The second Teachmeet, was attended by teachers from surrounding schools, Durham & Bow and trainee teachers from Durham and Sunderland University
Durham School Launches Compasses Questionnaire
We value your contribution to the Compasses project. The questionnaire will be open from now until Thursday 4 May.
Google Expeditions visit School
250 pupils enjoyed a virtual reality expedition into topics they are studying this week.
OD Lexy Powell to sing in St Peter's Basilica
Lexy Powell (OD) as a member of Merton College, Oxford Choir will be singing in the the first ever Anglican choir Evensong at St Peter's Basilica, Rome on Monday 13 March.
Cameron Keanurico, Y 12 School House selected to play for England U18
Cameron Keanurico, Y12 School House has been selected to play for England U18 against Scotland on Sunday 12 March at Preston Grasshoppers RFC at 2 pm
Year 6 Hannah Macnaughton-Jones heads off on a trip of a lifetime to support CLIC Sargent
Tomorrow, Hannah Macnaughton-Jones, Year 7 from Bow, is heading off to be one of the youngest girls to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of CLIC
Durham School hosts U3A
Durham School hosted a class from the Wessington University of the Third Age on Thursday 9 February
Kari Dougall (Yr12) wins Bronze in British Shooting National Schools' Air Pistol Championships
Kari Dougall, having successfully qualified to take part in the National British Schools' Air Pistol Championships is not only placed as the first girl in her category, but she also took the Bronze Medal
Sam Newton Year 12 selected for British Independent Schools Team
Sam Newton plays for the Lambs Rugby Team and scores the try that put the team ahead of the Irish Exiles
Fantastic Achievement two pupils receive offers from Cambridge
Louis Dinsdale and Miranda Li have both received offers to undertake undergraduate studies at Cambridge University
Ryan Bewick Yr13 wins a Brtish Rowing Volunteering Award
Congratulations to Ryan Bewick on his success in becoming a category winner in the British Rowing's Annual Volunteering Awards
Frosty conditions for Dunelm Run 2016
This year’s Dunelm Run took place on the afternoon of Monday 5 December.
Hillard Society Lecture An Interview by Baudelaire by Dr Samuel Bootle
Hillard Society – French literature and Palmyra under Roman rule As a guest of our Hillard Society, Durham University’s Dr Samuel Bootle spoke about the 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire- ‘one of the greatest writers of European literature’- wi
Fern Britton Meets OD Alexander Armstrong
On Advent Sunday, the BBC showed the first in a series of four programmes in which Fern Britton talks to well-known figures about how their beliefs have shaped their lives.
Durham School Hosts Premiere of The Wear at War
The film tells the story of communities that lived along the length of the River Wear in north-east England during the First World War and features former Durham School pupil William Noel Hodgson.
Careers Fair hailed a success
Last Saturday pupils enjoyed the opportunity to explore over 30 different career pathways
An Amazing Week Raising Funds for Charity
The pupils have been busy fundraising this week for Children in Need they whole School raised £578.11; Swimathon raises over £300 for Rotary; Macleod Cake sale for Dhanasari
This week the Business and Economics Society welcomed Paul Blake, MD of Newcastle Eagles Basketball and Chairman of the British Basketball League.
Zoe Smith OD returns to give a Career Talk
Zoe Smith OD came to talk to pupils about her career path and her role as a surveyor with Strutt & Parker
6th Form Classics Conference
6th formers attend the Annual Sixth Form Classics Conference held by Newcastle University
OD Alexander pursues his dream to start a business
Old Dunelmian Alexander Vassallo (S, 2011-16) has put his university plans on hold to pursue his life-long ambition.
Hillard Society Lecture 'When Italy and Rome Clashed Personalities'
Dr Frederico Santangelo from Newcastle University gave this year's first Hillard Society talk, grabbing the interest of attendees and stimulating many questions.
Hillard Society: La Belle Époque
Dr Richard Hibbitt, Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Leeds concludes this year's lecture programme with a lecture on the Belle Epoque.
Durham Regatta Report
Our teams have a lot to be proud of following their performances at this year's Durham Regatta, with the Mayors Plate, being just one of our successes.
Noel Hodgson Centenary Day
An day and evening of history to mark the Centenary of OD Noel Hodgson's death on the Somme in 1916
The Hillard Society welcomed Dr Nitscheke from University of Durham
Dr Claudia Nitschke presented a lecture on Franz Kafka on Thursday 5 May.
Hillard Society Lecture 'How did Ancient Greek Music sound?'
Dr David Creese, Head of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, addresses the Hillard Society on Ancient Greek music.
British Science Week embraced at Bow
Bow pupils' natural curiosity came to the fore during this week's British Science Week activities
Hillard Society: Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Durham University’s Revd Professor Anthony Bash addresses the Hillard Society on the language of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Year 7 Visit Seven Stories as part of Reading Week
A review by Sam Foggin on the trip to Seven Stories
The Chamber Choir participates in the NE Festival of Youth Choirs
A fabulous night of music was held at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 27 February when the Chamber Choir participate in the NE Festival of Youth Choirs.
Hillard Society Lecture: Berlin: dealing with its history
On Tuesday 23 February, Durham School’s Hillard Society welcomed Durham University's Dr Simon Ward to deliver a lecture on how contemporary Berlin is coming to terms with its turbulent history.
Tacitus: An insightful lecture by Professor Jakob Wisse
Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle and a member of the Academy of Europeto addressed the Hillard Society on Tacitus, his career and his histories – and more specifically, why it mattered that Nero had his mother, Ag
VI Form Classical Civilisation Trip to see Aeschylus’ Oresteia
Last term the VI form Classical Civilisation students visited the Globe Theatre, in London to see The Oresteia by Aeschylus.
Muscians entertain the OD lodge
Ten of our musicians were invited to attend a black tie dinner at the OD lodge in Durham last Friday evening
OD and Current Pupil play for the Newcastle Falcons
OD's Craig Willis (in photo) and Michael Young play as a half back pair for the Falcons and James Elliott current 1stXV plays for Falcons Reserves
OD's receive their gold D of E from Prince Phillip
Six OD's went to St James's Palace on 4th December to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award
Target 2.0 Bank of England National Inflation Control Challenge
Confident presentation by our Year 13 economists
Entrepreneurial Spirit in our Sixth Form
Local business magnate John Marshall shares his experiences
1st Hockey Team fantastic start to the season
The 1st hockey team have had a fantastic start to the season with wins not only against other schools, but in the women's league.
Fascinating Lecture on 'Spanish Art in County Durham'
The Hillard Society enjoyed an enthusiastic and informative talk by Professor Andrew Beresford of Durham University on Thursday
British Tetrathlon Champion U17 Kari Dougall
Kari Dougall is British U17 Tetrathlon Champion with brother Conor coming 2nd in the U15 category
Sailing Success in the the RNCCF Northern Area Regatta
William Hewitt helms the Bosun to victory for the 4th year in a row
A List Academic headlines Hillard Society Lecture Series
Durham University's Professor Maber's lecture on Moliere explained the wider aspects of 17th-centure literature.
L6 attend Newcastle University workshop on 'The Science of Disease'
Getting to grips with biomedical techniques
The Hillard Society announce 2015-2016 lecture programme
Starting 17 Sept with Molière/C17th French Literature by Prof Richard Maber University of Durham
Hillard Society established
Named after A. E. Hillard, renowned Classicist & Headmaster of Durham School [1899-1905]
Lexy wins 1st Place in national Latin Recitation Competition
Her clarity and pronunciation add meaning and tone to the lines
Mumbai Orphan Cricketer at Durham School
Talented off-spinner Rupesh Barode spends 3 weeks as a pupil
Year 7's enjoy a morning of Enterprise Education this week
Our pupils reveal serious business potential!
Year 7 Pupils participate in the first Big First Aid Lesson
Live online lesson by St John Ambulance, hosted by Claudia Winkleman
Brother & Sister Pentathlon, Tetrathlon and Triathlon successes!
GB U17s Pentathlon selection for European Championships
Selected by Young Writers' Grim Tales mini-saga competition
35 of our pupils have been selected for publishing!
Pupils return from trip to China
Pupils experienced life at No 7 Middle School in Chengdu, see the Terracotta Warriors and visit Beijing
Form 1 celebrated St George's Day in style
Form enjoyed a visit to Durham Castle and Heritage centre on St. George's Day
Our future business Magnates work on their cash flow
The team are currently in second place out of a field of 2 schools.
Ben O'Neill Awarded Prestigious German Government Scholarship
All-expenses-paid month study in Germany this Summer
The Swimming Team at the Bath & Otter Cup
An 8 strong team of 4 boys and 4 girls went to London last week to compete in a gala at Whitgift School and then in the Bath & Otter Cup at the London Olympic Pool
The winners of the Pre Prep Easter Egg Decorating Competition are..
... as judged by parents have been announced
History seminars run by Durham University undergraduates
Topics included Robin Hood, Soviet documents and WW1 propaganda
Year 7 & 8's enjoy a morning's problem solving
Year 7 & 8 have been working in teams problem solving this Friday morning, as part of a big competition.
Sixth Form enjoyed a dinner hosted by O.D. Lodge
The O.D. Lodge's hospitality was extended to the Headmaster, staff and sixth form pupils at a dinner when they also generously presented the School with cheques towards hymn books and the Art & DT department.
Year 12 visit to Biomedical Sciences at Durham University
Advanced Light Microscopy & GM Crops debate
Year 8 students enter 'Future Business Magnates' Competition
The School has entered a team of Year 8 students into the county-wide enterprise competition, "Future Business Magnates".
Successful World Challenge Training Expedition
World Challenge Ethiopia 2015 enjoy a successful preparation and team building weekend north of Hexham
Another successful year for our GCSE Students 42.2% A/A*
Our A*/A grades are up 4% year on year to 42.2% and our A to C grades are up 6.4 % to 89.5%
Metropolis UK Boarding Schools Guide Jumping for Joy
Best Jump of the Year Award goes to Sarah Bulmer!
Welcome to our Exchange Students from Chengdu No.7 School
Students arrive from China for 10 day exchange programme
Editorial Team of Durham Eye nominated for prestigous Award
Highly Commended in Best Environmental Strategy Award at the Shine School Media Awards
OD Matthew Calvert needs your vote
Matthew Calvert (OD) was nominated 'Player of the Final@ for Water Polo and has been nominated for the title 'Player of the Tournament 2014 - he needs your vote to win.
Sandhurst training sees OD complete the TACC+ course
Tom Newbould OD achieves rank of Second Lieutenant in the British Army
D of E Gold Awards at St James's Palace
Prince Edward presents awards to 11 Durham School pupils (current and ODs)
Two Year 7 pupils judge Regional Final of School Chef of the Year 2014
Siobhan Bell and Joe Houston put their discerning taste buds to the test!
Alex Davies (Y12) plays at the Isle of Skye Jazz Festival
Alex Davies (trumpet-player Y12) plays for the jazz ensemble Jambone, based at the Sage and joined them to open the Isle of Skye Jazz Festival
Veterrimi IV Tournament - the 2nd season
Support our 1st XV in bringing the trophy to Durham School!
Win Dinner for Two at five star Rockliffe Hall…
sign up for our eNewsletter today to be in with a chance
Dragon shares success secrets with A2 students
Former Dragon Theo Paphitis hosts enterprise conference
Lindisfarne Gospels come to life at Bow
With the help of the Education Dept from Durham University & Durham Cathedral.
Bringing history to life at Ryedale Folk Museum
Forms 2 and 3 learn about life as an Iron Age child!
Phillip, Sara and William selected to Represent Durham County
In the Inter-County Athletics Championships
School House win Cycle Race in spectacular fashion!
Inter-House Cycle Race on Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour Series circuit
The hunt for extra-terrestrial life!
Durham University Physics Outreach team take pupils on a journey
Swapping Heads Day!
Sticky buns, finger paints & splash play or a sophisticated tutorial in our Costa Cafe!
Alex Scott OD joins cast of Inspector George Gently
The toughest business in the world…but what a wonderful world!
Life in the fast lane for Bow skiing party
Coached by Simone Oregone, World Record Holder for Speed Skating!
Boys' Swimming Team compete in Durham Schools' Swimming Gala
Our boys' Junior and Iintermediate teams compete in Durham Schools' swimming gala.
Cairngorms Winter Mountaineering Half-Term Expedition
A team of 10 intrepid explorers climb, dig snow-holes and survive!
National Youth Choir selection for two talented pupils
Congratulations to Emily Bullock and Seb Robson
Early Years Art Exhibition paints a fabulous picture
Parents’ evenings will never be the same again!
Durham School Cross-Country Club is in the running!
15 of our pupils gain entry to represent Durham Central
Act of Remembrance
'The silence is really special; it's as if you can almost hear their thoughts' said Emily Rooms
Alex Vassallo is the Junior Scottish and Junior British Rally Champion!
Youngest ever person to win two National Rally Championships!
D of E gets the Geocaching Travel Bug
Durham School's Gold Final Team help Dale the D of E bear go Geocaching!
Magic of Christmas at the Durham School Stand
Entries for Christmas Tree Decorating Competition are all stars!
Senior Rugby Tour Canada/USA Fundraising Dinner
Join Doddie Wier our Guest Speaker for an excellent evening
Creating tomorrow's scientists at Bow
Science Club makes cheese, toothpaste and designs a roller coaster!
Nautical theme for Bow's Annual Summer Concert
Premiere of 'The Sinking of the Titanic' composed by Year 6
Durham School fields 16 County Cricketers!
Durham School is bowled over with the news that 16 of its pupils have been selected as County Cricketers!
Our Mini Olympics teams get boost by Charlie Spedding OD
Olympic Bronze Medallist joins pupils at Witton Gilbert Primary School
Primary Schools Mini-Olympics at Durham School
Sunday 24 June - Bring a picnic and support your school and country!
Will Todd OD composes The Call of Wisdom for the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service
Held at St. Paul’s Cathedral and on BBC TV on Tuesday 5 June 2012
Join our Bow Superheroes for the Big Toddle Friday 22 June!
On Friday 22 June 9.30 a.m. start - Everyone is invited to join in!
Durham School pupils are Halfords Tour Series Team mascots
10 Durham School pupils were chosen to be mascots for the Teams participating in The Halfords Tour Series that was held in Durham on 17th May 2012.
March/April 2012 eNewsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
A family ticket to a Durham Dynamos Friends Provident t20 match
13 year old Garry plays for the Falcons U15s
And sets a personal best in the 100m in 12 seconds flat!
Durham School ODs take Town & Gown sevens title!
Sudden death final saw Richard Ellis OD score the winning try!
Adventurous Training for CCF Cadets
Exercise Northern Dunelm Cadet Venturer 2012 Crianlarich, Scotland
Don’t forget ! Closing date for tickets – Thursday 17th May
Durham School Cricket Club Dinner Friday 25th May 2012
Durham School Biennial Inspection 15 March 2012
Inspecting Officer: Lt Col A D McRae MBE RLC, Commanding Officer 11 EOD Regiment
The Langley foundation Launch Dinner
A wonderful night was enjoyed and celebrated by all on Saturday 17th March
National Schools Biathlon Final
Toby Hunter and Alex Brown had brilliant results and were a credit to the school
February eNewsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Lucky OD wins a handmade ‘crackle’ bowl courtesy of Crushed Chill Art Gallery
OD, Philip Anderson, seeks your support for fundraising challenge
In aid of the Anthony Nolan Charity
Young Chemists from Durham School win through to represent our region
Royal Society of Chemistry National Schools Quiz March 2012
John Lewis Stemple headlines the Durham School Lecture Series
Historian and Author talks about 'Six Weeks'
Congratulations to Geoff Parling OD
First start for England in the Six Nations game v Wales at Twickenham on Saturday 25 February 2012
Footballers selected to represent North of England...
in the regional football tournament in North Yorkshire
International pupils experience a series of memorable firsts
The DLI Museum and Art Gallery and a snowfall!
Safer Internet Day 7 February 2012
The Durham School Family 'discover the digital world together - safely!'
The Langley Foundation Launch Evening Saturday 17 March
Join our Guest of Honour, Actor and Former Pupil, Ian Hogg OD
February 2012 eNewsletter Free Prize Draw
Win an exclusive, handmade ‘Crushed Chilli’ glass ‘crackle’ bowl!
Join the Friends 100 Club – you could win £100!
Have a little fun and help the Friends to help the School!
Winner Of December/January eNewsletter Prize Draw
Meal for Two at the fantastic O-de-V fusion restaurant
Water Polo U18 success against Northumbria University
Our U18 team, played a great match and came out on top by defeating a much older team from Northumbria University
Boys House Water Polo Results
Intermediate (years 9 & 10) The Caffinites win Senior (years 11-13) Poole win
Next Tea n Toddle in our Badger Nursery 27 January 9.30-11.00 All Welcome
Prospective toddlers and their parents are very welcome
Durham School Army Section Called In To Action To Defend Cathedral
Cadets show true grit and determination
Form 2 explores fairy woodland and a 19th century Christmas!
At Monkwearmouth Station & Winter Gardens Museums
DSBC PRESENTS ‘CHRISTMAS PUDDING RACES’
Enter by Monday 5 December to ensure your place in the crew!
Young Ambassadors Get Set for the London Olympics 2012
Inspiring others through volunteering and participation
Record numbers sign up for World Challenge 2013
Ecuador & Galapagos, India (Himalaya and Rajasthan) and Ethiopia
October eNewsletter 2011 Free Prize Draw – 10 prizes to be won!
Win a ‘New You’ 8 week Boot Camp course courtesy of Ascend 24/7 Fitness
Sunday lunch with an international flavour!
International boarders are introduced to gravy, roast parsnips and Yorkshire puddings!
Winner of September eNewsletter Prize Draw
An exclusive prize courtesy of Vintage Princess Jewellery
Mathematicians and Scientists are thriving at Durham School
Enriched and inspired teaching is encouraging more pupils to opt for the sciences and mathematics.
International students explore Durham City
Students enjoy a fascinating facts guided tour of Durham City!
September e-Newsletter 2011 Free Prize Draw
Win a ‘One of a Kind’ Gold plated Necklace and Earrings set courtesy of Vintage Princess Jewellery!
World Challenge Borneo - a challenger's blog by Ben Cronin
A National Park, Jungle Trek, Mt. Kinabalu Summit and a Project!
Rowers win Gold at Home Counties Regatta for England
Natalie Hardy and Jess Graham won gold in the junior women's eight for England at Home Counties Regatta. Myles Holbrough and Dan Pearson win gold in mens junior eight
Further selections to represent GB at World Rowing
3 other pupils and an OD join Nicole Lamb to represent GB at the World Junior Rowing Championships
July/August e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
Centenary Celebrations with the Mayor; Garden Party; Sports Days 2011.
July/August eNewsletter Free Prize Draw
Feel radiant with a session of Radiance Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments
May/June eNewsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Lucky subscriber wins two places on Creative Arts Courses
Durham School wins the 2011 Good Schools Guide GCSE Award
For boys taking D & T Graphic Products at GCSE
ART & DRAMA for a Summer Evening
Comedy followed by Art & DT Exhibition Wednesday 29 June 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Lexy is a winner at the Newcastle University Maths Challenge
The Senior Challenge at the School of Mathematics & Statistics
Durham Regatta Weekend 11-12 June
Join the Durham School Boat Club for a great weekend of rowing and hospitality
May/June e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
Halfords Tour Cycle Event and the Royal Wedding celebrations at Durham School
‘The Durham Eye’ Shines through in the National Shine School Media Awards 2011
Shortlisted in no fewer than 3 categories!
Matthew is GB U17s Top Goalscorer
Matthew Calvert is top goalscorer at GB U17s Water Polo European Qualifiers
Lucky cadets are first to sail the two new Pico Dinghies
Dinghies presented to Durham School by the Royal Navy
GB ROWING SELECTION AND TOP RANKED IN THE COUNTRY!
Nicole Lamb races her way to selection in the GB coxless Four at Munich
March e-Newsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Current parent wins a Durham Dynamos Friends Provident t20 Family Pass
Badgers 'Spring outing' to Down at the Farm
Helping Farmer Will call for his cows and groom a donkey!
Will Paxton OD on the ball with Jonas Gutierrez!
NUFC player donates training session to help charity
Obituary: Michael Gough OD. Distinguished Actor.
Most remembered for his role as Bruce Wayne's butler in the Batman films.
GB Junior Regatta Rowing selection for Nicole
Nicole Lamb is selected following GB Spring Assessments
Mr George Celebrates 2 Years as Head
Debbie our catering supervisor, created a wonderful cake for the Headmaster
Water Polo U16 through to English Schools National Final!
Along with the other top 5 schools in the country
Friendly Matches – It’s all about teamwork at Bow!
Congratulations to the entire cast on a superb production
Important information for parents - Royal Wedding Day
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