I am proud to be the Headteacher of a school in Durham with such dynamic and enthusiastic members of staff. They are indefatigable in their efforts to secure the best possible outcomes for the young people in their care.
One of our aims at Durham High School is to ensure that every child is encouraged to develop her potential in all areas of life. Having an outlet from academic studies encourages a healthy work/life balance. This can spur our pupils on to even greater academic success.
Therefore, we have an extensive extra-curricular programme, with activities, trips and opportunities to suit everyone. Those of all ages are also encouraged to develop the leadership skills, confidence and mental resilience which will help them succeed in later life. Indubitably, one of the reasons our pupils achieve so much beyond the classroom is because of the single-sex environment where, as studies show, they are more willing to take risks and engage in new experiences.
High expectations, both in and beyond the classroom, ensure High School pupils leave us as well-rounded, independent and confident young adults, with excellent academic qualifications and a sound moral and spiritual basis for the next stage of their lives.
Mrs S Niblock