Welcome 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
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.
Geography Teacher (Part-time) Vacancy
An enthusiastic and gifted Geographer able to teach throughout Senior School in this very successful school which consistently tops the County league tables.
Drama Teacher (Part-time) Vacancy
An enthusiastic and gifted teacher of Drama to teach in the Senior School in this very successful school which consistently tops the County league tables.
Congratulations to our Young Enterprise company 'LuminEssence' who stole the show at the Area Finals.
Hustings at DHS
Thank you very much to the four Durham City parliamentary candidates who visited the High School today.
Hustings at Durham High School
Meet the local candidates and hear their views.
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.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan on a fantastic performance last night at the Gala theatre.
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.
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.
Girls in Year 8 were pleased to welcome Mr Rodney Kaleke from Kenya to help with their Geography lessons.
- Teacher of Mathematics
- Teacher of History
- Part-time Teacher of MFL
Sports Presentation Evening 2015
Last night girls and staff enjoyed an evening at Ramside Hall, celebrating the girls’ impressive sporting successes throughout the year.
Reception is ‘Out of this World’!
Girls in Reception have been enjoying learning about Space.
Twelve girls from Y10 had a wonderful time last night at the North East Teenage Book Awards.
Fun with Food
Today Junior House was treated to fabulous food related activities by Tim, the chef from our catering contractors, Chartwells Independent.
Arrangements in the event of school closure due to snow
Photograph courtesy of the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal.
Girls name hospice event
DHS Sixth Formers won a competition run by St Cuthbert’s Hospice to find a name for its new 5k paint event.
U16 National Netball Final
Congratulations to Durham High U16 Netball Team who won the Regional Netball Finals at the weekend!
Congratulations to the five girls chosen to take part in the 'Tenner' competition, run by the Young Enterprise Charity.
World Book Day 2015
Girls in Junior House are looking forward to taking part in World Book Day 2015. Here is a video entry to the WoBoD 2015 competition to win £10,000 for our library!
Durham High School for Girls continues to live up to its reputation of academic excellence, topping the league tables with an impressive 97% of our students gaining 5 A* to C, including Maths and English, at GCSE.
Year 2 at Seven Stories
Year 2 had a fabulous trip to Seven Stories today.
Durham High Equestrian Team
The newly established Durham High Equestrian Team has got off to an excellent start.
Careers Day 2015
Durham High School for Girls hosted its first Careers Convention on Wednesday 21 January 2015.
A huge ‘Well Done!’ to the 11 girls who were invited to interview at either Oxford or Cambridge University last term.
10 year 9 girls attended a MaD Day (Medicine and Dentistry) at Newcastle. It was an inspirational experience for aspiring medics and dentists.