Durham High


Durham High School for Girls has the huge privilege of expert staff and excellent facilities. As a charity founded on Christian values, we are delighted to extend our resources to the local community when we can.

Outdoor Tots

(Mondays 10.30 to 12.00pm) Open to all boys and girls aged between 1 and 3. Here, toddlers have fun, exploring the natural world in a safe, stimulating environment.  Activities vary each week, but include the absolute essentials of sand, mud and water play, building, climbing and storytelling!

Year 5 Musical

Many young girls dream of being on the stage and for others it can be a great way of building confidence. Often primary schools are too small to provide this experience, so we act as a hub, bringing girls together from across the area to rehearse, and then perform in, an annual musical at Durham’s Gala Theatre.

Primary Latin

Learning Latin is beyond the scope of many primary schools but remains a fixture of the DHS curriculum. These weekly after-school sessions, based on the adventures of Minimus, a Roman mouse, provide interested primary age children with a fun introduction to the language of the classical world.

Science Sparks

Schools across the area are invited to enrol boys and girls in Year 5 or 6 with an aptitude for Science on our 10-week course. In these after-school sessions, the children work on a fun series of science activities with an emphasis on experiment and problem solving.

Languages Day

Again, we open our doors to primary age children who might have little exposure to Modern Languages. For a morning, they learn basic French then have fun putting their new skills into practice by making purchases in a French market.