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The Chorister School, County Durham



School Details
The College, Durham,
Durham,
County Durham,
United Kingdom,
DH1 3EL

Tel: +44 191 384 2935
Fax: +44 191 383 1275

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Founded:1416

Headmistress:
Mrs Yvette Day

Registrar:
Mrs Katie Randle

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
BSA, IAPS, NAHT, CSA, ISA Independent
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 13
Annual
Day Fees
£7,080
to
£9,540
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£8,625
to
£16,470
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£8,625
to
£16,470
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
136
Day
74
21
Full board
23
0
Weekly
0
157
Total
97
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
38
6
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Please apply to school
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Sport, Clergy/Ministers, Siblings, Academic, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Organ, Means tested scholarships, Music, Financial need, Means tested bursaries, Choral

What we offer


  • ICT
  • Government/Politics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Critical thinking
  • Theology
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Classics
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Mandarin
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Fitness training
  • Touch rugby
  • Horticulture
  • Rowing
  • First aid/life savers
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Drama productions
  • Horse riding and management
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
Head PhotoAs the only independent prep school in Durham, the Chorister School provides the opportunity for girls and boys aged 3 to 13 to mature and develop within a secure, family atmosphere. Comprehensive before and after school care is available from breakfast to evening tea and flexi-boarding is a popular option.

The school is an oasis of calm in the middle Durham city. Fully co-educational and steeped in history, the school combines the very best of the traditions of a truly independent prep school with the best of the resources and teaching methods of the twenty first century . The school is proud of its pupils, for their impressive academic achievements, for their kindness and consideration, their generosity of spirit and their respect for others. Education of the whole child is a key tenet which runs throughout the school.

For the busy family the Chorister School offers before and after school care, and an impressive range of after school clubs and activities. Full-time, weekly or flexible mid-week boarding is also available.

From the first day they enter the new nursery to the day they are ready to leave for senior school at 13 children are offered the opportunities to succeed and excel wherever their skills take them. With a broad curriculum and a wealth of extra-curricular activities from sports to film club we offer something for every child. Many children win awards and scholarships to senior schools and in the past 12 years every child has won a place at their first choice school. From music to maths, French to fencing the Chorister School will find your child's forte.

Scholarships are offered at entry to Years 3 and 6 and sibling, clergy and armed forces discounts are available. Generous bursaries are also available for the boy and girl choristers who sing with the Cathedral Choir. Why not visit and see for yourself at one of our Open Mornings or ring for an appointment at your convenience.
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