A unique experience.
Operation Wallacea design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes throughout the world. Their expeditions are life changing trips to some of the most spectacular areas around the world. They facilitate expeditions for university academics and undergraduate students as well as school groups. Since 2012 we have been working with Operation Wallacea.
Our students have joined large teams of ecologists and scientists who are specialists in various aspects of biodiversity or social and economic studies which are concentrated at the target study sites. This gives volunteers the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects alongside field specialists.
Our students have travelled to the following destinations: Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Dominica, Croatia and in 2025 we will be travelling back to Mexico.
What sets these expeditions apart from other school trips is not only the type of real-life conservation activities that the students will take part in, but the students will also have the added responsibility of fundraising to secure their place on the team. As a school we are very excited about the unique opportunity this offers to students, also helping to make any university applications stand out from the crowd. The expedition experience will provide the students with a wealth of new skills which they will find invaluable in the future.
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