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


  • Assistant Head Vacancy

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic leader to join the Senior Management Team of this highly successful girls’ academic day school from January 2016 or April 2016.

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  • Mother and Toddler Group

    Mother and Toddler Group will start on Friday 18 September at 2pm.

  • Top School

    Durham High is celebrating being placed top in the North East.

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  • GCSE Results 2015

    Congratulations Year 11 on your fantastic GCSE results!

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  • A Level Results 2015

    Congratulations to the Upper Sixth on achieving our best ever A Level results!

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  • 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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  • 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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