Our Transition Programme.
Our aim is to ensure the move from primary to secondary school is as seamless as possible. Choosing the right secondary school is a very important decision and as soon as a child makes this decision they become a very important part of the St Leonard’s community.
The transition programme for students joining St Leonard’s starts whilst pupils are in their primary schools and runs for a 2-year period for year 5 and 6 pupils. The programme aims to provide opportunities for new pupils to become familiar with the building, staff and other pupils as well as the standards and expectations of the school.
Working with parents and families is a very important part of this programme, we run an enhanced programme for pupils with additional needs and want to ensure that pastoral care is at the heart of our provision. If you have any questions about the programme please contact us using our school contact form.
We look forward to meeting our future pupils and families soon.
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