Mrs Lynne Renwick, HeadmistressWelcome to Durham High School for Girls where we provide a lively, friendly and caring community for girls throughout their school career from age 3 to 18. The High School is a Church of England foundation dating back to 1884. It is based firmly on Christian principles where every individual counts and where we believe each girl will find the spiritual and moral resources she needs to cope with the demands of life in the 21st century.

Durham High School was one of the first schools in the North East of England to take girls' education seriously and we are proud to continue that tradition today; we seek to develop the potential of every girl in all areas of life. We encourage academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning, but we also place great value on personal development in creative arts, in sport, in community service and in leadership.

A website can only give a brief glimpse of school life. May we warmly invite you to visit the school and discover for yourself what Durham High School for Girls has to offer.

Mrs Lynne Renwick


  • Careers Day 2015

    Durham High School for Girls hosted its first Careers Convention on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

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  • Oxbridge Success

    A huge ‘Well Done!’ to the 11 girls who were invited to interview at either Oxford or Cambridge University last term.

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  • MaD Day

    10 year 9 girls attended a MaD Day (Medicine and Dentistry) at Newcastle. It was an inspirational experience for aspiring medics and dentists.

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  • Teacher of Classics and Head of Classics Vacancies

    Two enthusiastic Classics graduates are required from September 2015 to join this lively and highly successful department to teach Latin to A-Level and Classical Civilisation. The ability to teach Greek would be an advantage.

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  • Teacher of Mathematics Vacancy

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and gifted Mathematician able to teach throughout Senior School. The ability to teach A2 Further Mathematics and STEP is essential. Would suit an experienced teacher looking for career development. To take up the appointment in September 2015.

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  • Administrator / Secretary Vacancy

    We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for this position to take up the appointment as soon as possible.

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  • My World Tumbling Championships

    Recently I travelled to Daytona Beach, Florida to compete in the World Tumbling Championships. Before the competition started I had 3 days of training on the competition track to adjust to the new conditions.

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  • U16 National Schools Hockey Competition

    Having qualified at the county round of the National Schools Hockey Competition, The U16 squad travelled to Leeds University for the regional semi-finals.

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  • Debating Success

    For the first regional heat of the English-Speaking Union’s Schools MACE competition, our debating team was given the challenging task of proposing the motion...

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  • Young Enterprise - LuminEssence

    On behalf of this year’s Young Enterprise Team, LuminEssence, Sixth Formers Natalie Watson, Sasha Thompson, Zoe Collingwood and Rosie Oliver set up a stand at ASDA in Spennymoor on Wednesday 26th November.

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  • England Hopes (Mia Borley)

    It was probably because I played football and was used to kicking and sliding, that when I started playing hockey, it was in goal.

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