Our place of worship.
Our school Chapel is positioned within the heart of the school, open throughout the school day for prayer and liturgy.
As well as our weekly sacraments such as Mass and Reconciliation, our Chapel is home to display work from creative prayers in tutor time and significant liturgical seasons such as Advent and Lent. During these periods of time the Chapel environment, alongside the rest of the school environment will reflect the colours and symbols associated with the themes of these seasons. It is in our Chapel where you will also see stained glass windows in dedication to our patron saint, St. Leonard. Pupils visit the Chapel to write petitions, light candles and remember loved ones in our Book of Remembrance. Liturgical prayer is often carried out in the Chapel, led by pupils based on emerging needs in our school or wider world.
The Chapel is used as a safe space where staff and pupils often come for a quiet moment of reflection. You will often hear music in our Chapel and throughout the week our Worship choir enrichment club rehearses in this space.
On Tuesday the 13th February, a very special concert took place at Durham’s magnificent Town Hall. James Weeks, the conductor of Exaudi, a small professional chamber choir, has been working on composition with Year 13 A Level music pupils since the spring of 2023. Following a series of workshops in school, the compositions were finally performed […]
Published: February 22, 2024
In October 2023 the school moved Year 7 and 8 to Ushaw College, so we could resume Face to Face Teaching for all year groups as soon as possible. This allowed the school to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, and we are grateful that Durham University and Ushaw were able to be accommodate us […]
Published: February 7, 2024
Six brilliant candidates have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge this year. Congratulations to them all and we wish them every success as they prepare for their A Levels. Thank you to Miss Bird and all the Sixth Form staff who have given excellent support – as ever – during the application process.
Published: January 26, 2024