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


  • Temporary Teacher of Classics

    An enthusiastic Classics graduate is required from January 2015 to Summer 2015 in the first instance to join this lively and highly successful department to teach Latin to A-Level and Classical Civilisation.

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  • 2014 Regional Tennis Finals

    On Friday 14th November five girls from Year 8 and Year 9 competed in the Regional Tennis Finals at the Sunderland Tennis Centre.

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  • School Secretary

    We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for this post to take up appointment as soon as possible.

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  • England Hopes (Mia Borley)

    It was probably because I played football and was used to kicking and sliding, that when I started playing hockey, it was in goal.

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  • Olympic Hopes (Amy Tinkler)

    My last competition was representing Great Britain in the European Championships in Bulgaria when I was part of the GB team that took a historic Silver team medal. Individually, I took Silver on the floor and Bronze on the vault.

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  • Bake-off!

    The girls of Junior house competed against each other to win the title of Star Baker in the annual Bake Off competition.

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  • County Netball Finals

    This term the U14, U16 and U19 netball teams have been training hard before school, at lunchtimes and after school in preparation for the County Netball Tournaments.

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  • 2014 Tumbling World Championships

    I am looking forward to competing in the 23rd Tumbling World Championships at Daytona Beach, Florida in November.

    Tilly Hamilton, Year 12

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  • 2014 Commonwealth Games
    Warm Up

    I was so excited to be playing netball against the National Jamaican Netball Team as their warm up for the Commonwealth Games.

    Ellen Hirst, Year 11

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  • Speech Day 2014

    DHS celebrated another year of amazing achievements by our talented students on Thursday 18 September.

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  • 2014 Sri Lanka Sports Tour

    At the end of the summer term twenty-two girls set off on a Hockey and Netball Tour to Sri Lanka.

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  • GCSE Results 2014

    Pupils at Durham High School for Girls are today celebrating their success at GCSE with 67% of all grades awarded being at A*- A and 89% at A*- B. 

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  • A Level Results 2014

    Durham High School for Girls has been celebrating the excellent results achieved by Upper Sixth students this year.

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  • 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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