At Durham High School we believe in a holistic approach to supporting your child to reach their potential.
We implement a curriculum which is fun and academically rigorous, but at the same time is supportive of individual progress, personal strengths and areas to develop. Our expert team and the wonderful enabling environment utilise the best of pedagogy and research into early childhood learning to ensure your child has an exemplary foundation to their educational career.
With a friendly, approachable professional team you can be assured of a high level of academic rigour and enjoyment and an outstanding education. Our Head of the Pre-Prep department is Kathryn Hall. Nursery and Reception children have a dedicated Early Years teacher and teaching assistant working with them and Year 1 and Year 2 class each have a designated, experienced teacher to lead their learning. The wider team encompasses subject specialists in Music, PE, Yoga and Forest School.
Teaching takes place in stimulating classrooms and a large outdoor provision area, including a Forest School environment. The children complete all their core subject teaching with their class teacher in their designated year group then come together each afternoon to learn flexibly, depending on the learning taking place and the age and stage of each individual child. This approach enables the children to gain the academic rigour from expert teachers in their age-specific class, working in small groups to complete the core subjects of Mathematics and English, and then offers the flexibility to work across phase for further learning to enable the elements of the non-core subjects to be taught by experts through a thematic, connected approach to learning.