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School Ball

The Parents & Friends are delighted to see the return of the Durham High School Ball after Easter. The rainforest-themed event will be taking place on Saturday 7 May from 7pm in The Bishops Suite at Ramside Hall. The Ball is for all members of the school community, with parents from all year groups invited, as well as Year 12 and 13 pupils, staff, Governors and Old Girls who are aged 17 years old and above.

The annual event, which was last able to take place in May 2019, is a wonderful occasion which will allow us to finally come together as an entire school community and celebrate the wonderful efforts of our pupils, staff and parents throughout the last two years. The aim of the evening is to raise money for the Parents & Friends, who do fabulous work for the benefit of all pupils at Durham High School. To book, please visit where you can choose your menu options and pay for your tickets. We really do hope to see you there.

Easter Quiz and Bingo

Join the Parents & Friends for an evening of fun and prizes at the Easter Quiz and Bingo on Friday 25 March. The event will run from 6.30pm – 9pm in the Main Hall, and friends and family, as well as parents and children, are welcome to attend. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children and teams should be no more than 8. Snacks are included with your ticket, but please bring your own drinks.

In addition, donations of Easter Eggs or other Easter-themed prizes would be very gratefully received by the School as soon as possible. You can drop any donations into Main Reception. Details on how to book are available on Firefly.

Easter Holiday Camps at DHS

This year, there will be two weeks of Easter Holiday Camps running, from Monday 4 – Friday 8 April and Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April 2022. The clubs are open to all children aged 3 to 11 and will be run on the grounds of DHS by our partners REEVO Coaching. Their popular holiday camps have been a challenging yet fun environment for children to flourish during school holidays for over 8 years. There will be a mixture of activities to keep children engaged from sports (football and netball) to arts and crafts, whilst also including outdoor games and movie afternoons.

Costs are £25 per day or £100 for week one and £80 for week two. Siblings of two or more are £20 per day – please enquire direct for weekly booking price for siblings. If you are interested, you can reserve a place by clicking here. If you have any questions, you can also contact them at [email protected] or call 07814805679. We are delighted to have REEVO working with us as we look to expand our out of school offering. They will also be helping to run our Summer Holiday Clubs throughout July and August.

Durham University Junior Programmes

Team Durham currently host 3 regular junior programmes; Hockey, Basketball and Tennis.

Junior Hockey
When: Sundays, Ages: 6-9 (09:30-10:30) & 10-16 (10:15-11:55)
Where: Maiden Castle Hockey Pitches (DH1 3SE)
Cost: £4.50 a session (Termly or Annual discount available)

A partnership with Durham City Hockey Club and Team Durham, hockey is their largest junior programme with over 100 members. Specifically tailored to be accessible to players of any experience the team have sticks that beginners can borrow, goalkeeping kit for those interested and highly experienced coaches from both DCHC and DUHC. Fixtures have returned for the 2021/22 season at U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 level. Contact: [email protected]

Junior Basketball
When: Tuesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm, Ages: 8-12
Where: Maiden Castle Arena A (DH1 3SE)
Cost: £3.50 a session

In partnership with WBBL Durham Palatinates, basketball has been one of the fastest growing programmes in recent years. Please register at reception 10 minutes before the start of the session

Junior Tennis
When: Mondays, Ages: 5-7 (4pm-5pm) & 8-11 (5pm-6pm)
Where: Maiden Castle Arena A (DH1 3SE)
Cost: £3.50 a session

Introduction to basic tennis skills and challenges. Indoors on a short court. Please register at reception 10 minutes before start of the session. They can provide rackets or children are welcome to bring their own.