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


  • Classics Teacher Vacancy

    An enthusiastic Classics graduate is required for September 2014 to join this lively and highly successful department to teach Latin to A-Level and Oxbridge entrance and Classical Civilisation.

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  • U15 Tyne and Wear Hockey Final

    The U15s had been focussed on reaching the final stage of the Tyne and Wear Knock Out Cup since their narrow 1 - 0 defeat last year.

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  • Invitational Netball Tournament 2014

    The U12 Netball team took part in the Invitational Tournament at Durham School on Thursday 13th February.

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  • U16 Rowing

    Over the last year a number of Year 11 girls have been rowing at Durham Athletic Rowing Club and competed in national competitions in Nottingham.

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  • U13 City Netball Tournament

    The U13s played in the Durham City Netball Tournament which was held at Durham School.

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