Sport: Durham School: independent day and boarding school in the North East of England for boys and girls
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Our school has a well deserved reputation for sports, competitions and teamwork.

At Durham School, we are passionate about sport.  We view sport as a vital ingredient in contributing to the development of confident, healthy, all round individuals and we pride ourselves on offering a broad range of sports and activities.  Our sports provision embraces ‘Excellence’ and ‘Sport for All’ and we encourage all our pupils to participate at the level which suits him or her.

Durham School has long sporting traditions with our Rugby Club being the 5th oldest and our Boat Club being the 3rd oldest in the World; we have built upon these traditions, and now have girls and boys competing in the international and national sporting arena in a range of sports.  Our sports teams regularly compete at a regional and national level with our Rugby First XV reaching the Semi Final of the Natwest Trophy and our hockey teams reaching National Schools Regional Finals in 2014.

All our pupils participate in 4 ½ hours of sport and physical activity per week with pupils representing Durham School in teams, also competing in a busy and challenging fixture list and accessing extra coaching and support for their sport. 

Whatever their ability, we want pupils to enjoy their sport and our knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic coaching team work tirelessly to ensure pupils receive excellent coaching and fulfil their potential. 

Inter House sporting competition thrives with every pupil having the opportunity to have their moment of ‘glory’ and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing our pupils enjoying sport, working together as a team and taking pride in their performance for their House.

Our excellent facilities are also used by a number of local clubs and Durham University.  Please see our pages on hiring our facilities and holiday courses for further information: 


You can view all fixtures and results on our dedicated Durham School sports website at:

This site will enable you to check fixtures and results as they happen, for the whole academic year.

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