Head of Sixth Form’s Welcome
All are welcome
Welcome to the final years of your education, the moment you can focus on the subjects you love and value, whilst acquiring the skills you will need to make that leap to the adult world. The ethos in the Sixth Form is a step up from the main school; we encourage you to develop independence of thought and action, to gain a sense of responsibility and respect for the community.
These last vital years will make you the kind of young adult who can take their place confidently in the wider world: the best version of you that you can be. Current students on the brink of leaving say they can feel how proud their teachers are of their progress, and that they have been treated with kindness and respect through all the ups and downs of becoming themselves.
These are exciting times for you, as you take responsibility for making your future a reality, and the tutors and teachers are here to support you, every step of the way.
Jane Bird, Head of Sixth Form
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