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


  • Foundation Stage Celebrate Diwali

    The Foundation Stage had lots of fun celebrating Diwali with Lara and Aanya!

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  • Remembrance Day

    Girls throughout the High School community joined together on Remembrance Day to honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

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  • Team Northumbria

    Well done to Jessica Walton, Anna Jewitt and Olivia Shaw (Year 9) who have been selected for the Team Northumbria talent squad!

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  • Amy Tinkler - Team GB Gymnastics Bronze Medal

    Team GB Gymnastics have just won a bronze medal at the World Championships with Amy Tinkler.

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  • Amy Tinkler - Gymnastics World Championships

    A massive congratulations to Amy Tinkler in Year 11 who has been selected for the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow towards the end of October.

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  • Yorkshire Biathlon Championships

    On Sunday 4th October Hannah and Jessica Wright in Year 8 took part in the Yorkshire Biathlon Championships which was held at York University.

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  • Double Durham High Netball Success!

    Congratulations to the U14 and U16 netball teams.

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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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