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


  • Teacher of Physical Education vacancy

    We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for this position to take up this appointment.

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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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  • Sports Presentation Evening 2015

    Additional tickets for the Sports Presentation Evening are now available. Please hand in your requests to Reception.

  • 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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  • Arrangements in the event of school closure due to snow

    Photograph courtesy of the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal.

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  • 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.

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  • U16 National Netball Final

    Congratulations to Durham High U16 Netball Team who won the Regional Netball Finals at the weekend!

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  • Tenner Competition

    Congratulations to the five girls chosen to take part in the 'Tenner' competition, run by the Young Enterprise Charity.

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  • 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!

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  • Top School

    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.

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  • Year 2 at Seven Stories

    Year 2 had a fabulous trip to Seven Stories today.

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  • Durham High Equestrian Team

    The newly established Durham High Equestrian Team has got off to an excellent start.

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  • Careers Day 2015

    Durham High School for Girls hosted its first Careers Convention on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

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  • Oxbridge Success

    A huge ‘Well Done!’ to the 11 girls who were invited to interview at either Oxford or Cambridge University last term.

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  • MaD Day

    10 year 9 girls attended a MaD Day (Medicine and Dentistry) at Newcastle. It was an inspirational experience for aspiring medics and dentists.

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  • Teacher of Classics and Head of Classics Vacancies

    Two enthusiastic Classics graduates are required from September 2015 to join this lively and highly successful department to teach Latin to A-Level and Classical Civilisation. The ability to teach Greek would be an advantage.

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  • My World Tumbling Championships

    Recently I travelled to Daytona Beach, Florida to compete in the World Tumbling Championships. Before the competition started I had 3 days of training on the competition track to adjust to the new conditions.

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