School Badge
We have a brand-new school badge for the Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation! We needed a new badge to reflect the merger of The Chorister School and Durham...
Trial of Airborne Covid Detection System
Durham School are delighted to announce that we are among the first to trial a new device that can detect Covid in the air!
The device was developed...
Governor Shortlisted for Award
We are delighted that Professor Jacquie Robson has been shortlisted for the School Governor of the Year in The Northern Echo Education Awards 2021.
This...
2021/22 Monitors Announced
In July, we announced our Monitors for the next academic year
Lottie Holmes, our new Head of School, said, “I am honoured to be appointed as...
ODs in Wisden Cricketers' Almanac
Wisden Magazine has recently published 'School Boy of The Year' dating back to the year 1900
We are delighted to say that two Old Dunelmians,...
New Release from OD Biographer
From the first publication of his thesis in Country Life, Matthew Dennison (L, 1983 - 90) has become a critically-acclaimed name in the realm of biographical...
Durham Kenya Announces Expansion
The opening of Durham Kenya in January 2021 marked the first ever British School to open a branch in East Africa.

Sue Small, the Headteacher of...
Young OD Publishes Paper
Even during the tumultuous time of the last year, some of our ODs have remained hard at work. Kirstie Kirkley (Pim, 2009-2016) is a Medical Student at...
Remembering ODs Buried in Iraq
On a tour of the Commonwealth War Graves, Brigadier Adam McRae MBE (SH, 1984-1988), Defence Attaché to Iraq, was given permission to lay a wreath...
OD Passes with Flying Colours!
On the heels of an extremely hectic year for all of us, Durham School are delighted to hear about the success of one of our young ODs, Alasdair Richardson...
OD Annual Dinner Saturday 11 September 2021
Bookings for the OD Annual Dinner are now open.
Book now via the OD Website : https://olddunelmians.org.uk/event/ODAD2021...
Dunelmian 2019-20
Have you received your Dunelmian? The Dunelmian Magazine (covering the academic year 2019-20) was sent out over Easter. If you have not yet received your...
Newcastle University Zoology Lecture
In February, some of our pupils attended a lecture titled Zoological Discoveries hosted by Newcastle University.
Check out what Year 11 pupil Umar had...
New Speed Limit Around Durham School
A new flexible 20mph zone has been introduced around Durham School.
Read more about this important development here ...
Durham University STEM Lecture
"I learned a lot about different science courses at university and what STEM careers you can do after you graduate."
Read more...
Ralph's Ambassador Message
Ralph Woodward OD, (L, 1985-90) explains why he is acting as a Giving Day Ambassador on 28 & 29 April 2021. If you are able to help encourage others...
OD Joins Rugby Championship Side Bedford Blues
Great to hear about Andre’s progress. His final year at School was devastated by injury - but he is a wonderful young man - he deserves every success....
Lecturer Assistance to Student EPQ
Millie in Year 12 met with Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Carole Burrell, who specialises in mental health and mental capacity law to gather...
Remembering Prince Philip
The Durham School community was saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen and Prince Phillip visited...
Wellbeing Award Success
We are delighted to announce that Durham School have achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools!
Have a look at some of the lovely feedback that we received...
England U18s Rugby
Durham School has consistently punched above its weight in terms of sports, and is rightly considered the premier school for performance sport in the North...
Engineering Masterclass
Over the Easter break, Blake Pehrson in Year 12 has taken part in an online Engineering Masterclass day which was organised by Corpus Christi College,...
Floreat Shanty
A little lockdown treat from Durham School this Easter Saturday.
Thank you Mr Muttitt for being a “good egg” and letting us share the Floreat...
From Bishop to Auckland
Durham Pupils head Down Under for University
Congratulations to Martin and Piers who have recently received offers from The Australian National University...
End of Term Service
Watch our end of term service here
From Durham School Chapel and The Luce Theatre
Dunelm Run 2021
Check out the house run results
THE BOYS HOUSES
1 School House 1455
2 The Caffinites 1961
3 Poole House 1963
THE GIRLS HOUSES
1 Pimlico...
OD Opens Hotel in India
Richard Hanlon, OD (Poole House, 1966-70) has built a hotel, Bujera Fort, in Udaipur Rajasthan, India.
He says "Love to hear from any old friends...
Durham School Virtual Tour
We are looking forward to welcoming ODs back to School on 25 June for the annual summer BBQ.
In the meantime why not visit the School virtually here...
Interview Advice for Sixth Form Pupils
Managing Director of Prima Cheese, Nima Beni OD spoke virtually with our Sixth Form pupils about how best to prepare for interviews.
Read the article...
Become a Giving Day Abassador!
Sign up to be a Giving Day Ambassador today! You’ll play a vital role in ensuring that the Durham School Giving Day 2021 is a success. By spreading...
Durham School Giving Day is on the way!
On 28–29 April 2021, Durham School will be one of the first UK schools to hold a Giving Day, and we need your support. We are asking our whole community...
Physics Success
Durham School Physics pupils have once again achieved success in the British Physics Olympiad this year; however, one pupil has gone a step even further....
Academic Renaissance at Durham School
In a Sunday Times article at the end of 2020, Durham School was described as undergoing “an academic renaissance”. In a recent interview,...
Wellbeing School Award
Durham School is in the process of applying for a Wellbeing School Award. This award is a kitemark for our wellbeing projects, which are part of our ongoing...
The Dunelmian
The next edition of The Dunelmian, reporting on last academic year will be published in February.The delay is due to staff being furloughed over the summer...
The Most Exciting of Train Rides
Durham School is proud to support the Zambezi Sunrise Trust, so before Christmas it was a real honour to speak with pupils of the Linda Community School,...
Calling all Choristers
Durham School will merge with The Chorister School on 1 February 2021. Until 1948 only 24 boys attended the school, but since then it has rapidly expanded...
Bow School History
Bow School was founded by WH Bramwell in 1885 opposite the Church of Mary-le-Bow on The Bailey. Initially it was known as Bramwell’s School and...
Virtual Event
Some alumni associations have run successful get togethers for their former pupils online via Zoom, and we are considering running a similar event later...
Merger News
The Governors of Durham School are continuing to negotiate the merger with The Chorister School. For the latest information about the merger, including...
Lecturer Programmes
Thank you to all the ODs and others who have helped provide lectures to pupils and academic societies over the lockdowns. This week alone we have already...
Sports Star Sisters
Sport clearly runs in the Holmes family as the three sisters from Durham have all recently been selected to play hockey at county or regional level on...
Old Football Codes
Britain is not necessarily the birthplace of football, but it is where its two principal codes, association and rugby, were given shape, form and discipline....
Durham School Virtual Chapel Service
From our Chaplain, Fr SimonThis week finds us in the middle of the "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity". At a time when many of us might be feeling...
Can you help support a bursary at Durham School?
We are currently in our entrance exam season, and we are mindful of the talented young people who apply for bursaries who we will turn away due to the...
Before there was Durham School
OD Chris Thorp (S, 1958–64) has shared this interesting link about one of Durham School’s earliest pupils, St Aelred.
Aelred was born in...
Future Events
For the foreseeable future, in-person OD events will not be possible, but we continue to look to the future when we can gather again.
If possible,...
The Carol Service
Right at the end of last term our pupils recorded a COVID-limited Carol Service from Durham Cathedral and Durham School Chapel. If you missed it in December,...
Durham School and The Chorister School announce plans to merge
The Governors of Durham School and the Chapter of Durham Cathedral have announced that Durham School and The Chorister School are planning to merge and...
OD Chris wins Sir John Gielgud Award
Chris Coleman (C, 2010-17) has recently won a Sir John Gielgud Award.
Chris, a drama student at ArtsEd, one of London's top drama schools, is one...
Creeping Behind the Iron Curtain
A new book by Francis Chadwick OD (S, 1944-49) about his experiences travelling by car across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1973-2003.
...
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