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


  • Summer Holiday Tennis Sessions

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

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  • Jazmine Moss - Outstanding Athletics Season

    Jazmine Moss in Year 9 has had an outstanding athletics season. In May she won gold in both the 100m and 200m at the North East Athletic Championships setting a PB in the 200m heat and then again in the final.

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  • The Selfish Giant

    This year's Year 5 primary outreach production at Durhams Gala Theatre gave Year 5 children from Durham High School and six other local primary schools the opportunity to showcase their performing talents in a lively and colourful musical based on Oscar Wilde's classic children's story.

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  • ICE Visit

    The ICE President Geoff French came to see the bridge in action on 1st April at Durham High School for Girls. He was joined by Amy Wright, an old pupil of the school who was highly commended in this year's NCE Graduate Awards.

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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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