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Durham School for Girls Doha officially opens

28 October 2019

Durham School for Girls Doha officially opens

Following three years of preparations and planning, Durham School has become the first independent school in the North East to open a sister school overseas.

Today was the official Opening Ceremony of Durham School for Girls Doha (DSGD), with places for more than 500 pupils – from Foundation Stage One to Year 7 – in the Qatari capital.

DSGD will teach a UK curriculum, while its pastoral care promises to “help the girls and young women develop moral strength and emotional resilience, to act with responsibility, humility and kindness, and to be ready to make a positive contribution to society”.

Indeed, the parent school has been involved from start to finish in devising the new institution, from academic shape to architecture, staff selection to development of the school programme.

There will also be an overlap of governance, with Durham School Headmaster, Kieran McLaughlin, sitting as a governor, and Nick Millen, Director of International Operations, becoming Chair of Governors.

To find out more about Durham School for Girls Doha, please visit their website:

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