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.
...
From the Archives: Old Football Codes
Durham School can boast the fourth oldest rugby club in the world. Its name Durham School Football Club hints at the fact that its formation was well...
Total Swimming Launch Durham School Programme
You may be aware of our new partnership with Total Swimming Academies! As part of their School Facility Investment Programme, they will be renovating our...
ODs vs Durham School Cricket
In perhaps the latest ever start to the school cricket season, at the start of September the XI played an OD XI on The Playground.
Further fixtures...
New Durham School Advertising Campaign
The Development Team have been repurposing their time over lockdown to assist with marketing and recruitment. ODs in Durham may have noticed the new bus...
COVID Does Not Stop Century-Old Tradition
At the end of the first week of term, our senior pupils took part in a ceremony that has taken place every year for over a century - The Signing of the...
Congratulations to Our GCSE Pupils
Congratulations to our pupils that are gearing up for the next stage in their education after receiving their GCSE results following a COVID-disrupted...
A Level Success
Our Year 13 pupils are discovering the world is their oyster after receiving their grades following the most difficult conclusion in the history of A-Level...
Not Staying in Touch is a "Biggest Regret"
A recent study has shown that one of the top five regrets in life is not staying in touch with our friends. Help us to help you by making sure we have...
OD Publishes Online Novel
Seymour Maddison (S, 1980-85) has published his first novel which can be read by ODs for free here...
Open Morning Goes Virtual
Sadly, increased COVID restrictions in the North East have meant that we will be running our 10th October Open Morning online. This will include a virtual...
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