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


  • International Rounders

    Durham High was invited to attend the U14 England v Isle of Man International Rounders match in Preston on Saturday 27th June.

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  • U11 Cluster Athletics Winners

    On Thursday 25th June a group of 8 girls from Years 4, 5 and 6 entered the U11 Cluster Athletics Competition.

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  • Regional Hockey Success

    Congratulations to Olivia Shaw (Year 8), Anna Jewitt (Year 8) and Sophie Sobo (Year 9) for being selected to attend the Durham Pumas Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC) U15s for hockey training and games.

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  • Magna Carta

    A Year 7 pupil attended the anniversary celebrations of Magna Carta at Runnymede, having won a poetry competition organised by Durham Cathedral.

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  • Accountant Vacancy

    To take up the appointment as soon as possible.

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  • Durham Tennis Academy Summer Holiday Tennis Sessions 2015

    Durham Tennis Academy will be holding Tennis, Golf and Games Sessions for girls and boys, age 6 and upwards during the summer holidays at Durham High School for Girls.

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  • Super Bowler

    Imogen Stout, Year 8, has made a superb start to the summer cricket season.

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  • Mother and Toddler Group

    Fridays from 2pm to 3pm
    (from 1 May 2015).

    The last session this term will be Friday 3 July

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  • Regional Netball Success

    Well done to Jessica Walton in Year 8 and Hannah and Jessica Wright in Year 7 who have been selected from a Regional Satellite Netball Academy trial to represent the North East of England.

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  • Area Winners

    Congratulations to our Young Enterprise company 'LuminEssence' who stole the show at the Area Finals.

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  • Hustings at DHS

    Thank you very much to the four Durham City parliamentary candidates who visited the High School today.

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  • Hustings at Durham High School

    Meet the local candidates and hear their views.

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  • Rising to the challenge

    As part of their microbes topic in science, Year 5 girls have been baking bread with varying amounts of yeast to analyse the results.

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  • Peter Pan

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan on a fantastic performance last night at the Gala theatre.

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  • Out of this World

    Today we hosted a portable planetarium from Durham University in which Dr Jennifer King gave girls in Years 7 and 10 a tour of the night sky.

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  • World Book Day 2015

    DHS was a hive of activity as we celebrated World Book Day. Nursery and Reception girls wore their pyjamas for the day and snuggled up to read their favourite story books.

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  • Midwife Delivers

    Girls in Year 8 were pleased to welcome Mr Rodney Kaleke from Kenya to help with their Geography lessons.

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  • Vacancies available

    - Teacher of Mathematics
    - Teacher of History
    - Part-time Teacher of MFL

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  • Sports Presentation Evening 2015

    Last night girls and staff enjoyed an evening at Ramside Hall, celebrating the girls’ impressive sporting successes throughout the year.

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  • Reception is ‘Out of this World’!

    Girls in Reception have been enjoying learning about Space.

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  • NETBA 2015

    Twelve girls from Y10 had a wonderful time last night at the North East Teenage Book Awards.

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  • Fun with Food

    Today Junior House was treated to fabulous food related activities by Tim, the chef from our catering contractors, Chartwells Independent.

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