Leaver Destinations: Durham School: independent day and boarding school in the North East of England for boys and girls
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Leaver Destinations

In 2020, 63 of our 65 leavers applied to university, and 61 of these secured places.  39 students (60%) went on to Russell Group universities, with another three going to universities which are in the top 10 in the UK but choose not to be members of the Russell Group (Bath, Lancaster and St Andrews).  Another student attained a full scholarship at New York University (NYU), Abu Dhabi.

Our students’ universities of choice ranged from Cambridge, Imperial College, and UCL in the south, to Bath and Exeter in the west, and Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews in Scotland. Institutions in the north of England were also popular, with 22 students attaining places at the Universities of Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, York and Sheffield.

Pupils’ choice of course was equally as diverse.  While a good number went on to read Medicine, Dentistry, Neuroscience, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering; Politics, History, Law, Economics and Business were equally as popular choices. In 2020, students added to our impressive list of success in applications to arts subjects, with acceptances for Art Foundation Years; and degree courses in Film, Photography and Media; Animation; Theatre: Writing, Directing & Performance; Furniture and Product Design; and Landscape Architecture among others.



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