Issue: 24/05/24

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From the Principal
Friday, 24 May 2024
It’s hard to believe that half-term is upon us so quickly and, as ever, it brings to an end a very busy few weeks at school and allows us all to...
From the Headmistress of Chorister School
Friday, 24 May 2024
Quite incredibly, another half-term is drawing to a close.

I have just returned to my desk from an uplifting half-term service in the Cathedral,...
DCSF Wellbeing
Friday, 24 May 2024
RSE Parental Consultation Evening

The UK Government's Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum is designed to equip young people with...
Cathedral Choristers
Friday, 24 May 2024
Saturday and Sunday saw the last boys' weekend of the academic year, where all boy Choristers - both Day and Probationer - came together to enjoy a...
From the Archives
Friday, 24 May 2024
The names of Percy and Mary Shelley are indelibly inscribed in the minds of anyone with knowledge of English literature. One, the Romantic poet whose sense...
Pimlico House
Friday, 24 May 2024
Congratulations go especially today to those Pimlico Year 12s who were successful last Friday in gaining School Monitor positions and the role of Head...
Poole House
Friday, 24 May 2024
Dear Poole House Boys and Parents/Carers,

Last weekend saw the Poole House Centenary celebrations; it was a wonderful afternoon and the weather...
The Caffinites House
Friday, 24 May 2024
It seems that every year we have a very swift movement from the old to the new. The situation with the monitor team, to me, seems that every year, the...
MacLeod House
Friday, 24 May 2024
This half-term has certainly come and gone in a flash and I think the girls are ready for a nice break, even if that does include some revision for their...
Lodge House
Friday, 24 May 2024
With Brave Wings She Flies

Today marks the first ever Lodge House Friday Flyer and what a brilliant way to start than publicising our House Monitor...
School House
Friday, 24 May 2024
No sooner had I written about good weather than the torrential rain returned. As I have alluded to, rain is not our friend as it disrupts fixtures and...
The Caffinites House
Friday, 17 May 2024
Exam season is in full swing this week for our Year 11 and 13 pupils, and it is encouraging to see many of them taking advantage of the opportunity to...
From the Principal
Friday, 17 May 2024
Today sees the end of formal teaching for the Upper Sixth as they move into their period of study leave as A Level exams begin in earnest. Yesterday we...
MacLeod House
Friday, 17 May 2024
We have been extremely busy this week with the Year 12 girls leading a variety of activities for Mental Health Awareness Week. The girls have been using...
Pimlico House
Friday, 17 May 2024
Thank you to Miss Maya for her reflection below on recent Pimlico life:

I want to start this flyer by congratulating every student in Pimlico sitting...
Poole House
Friday, 17 May 2024
Dear Poole House Boys and Parents/Carers,

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) has been up and running this week and the Year 12s have been running...
Cathedral Choristers
Friday, 17 May 2024
Last Saturday saw boys and girls come together for the final Chorister Experience Day of the academic year, where local schoolchildren get a chance to...
School House
Friday, 17 May 2024
The penultimate week of the summer Half-Term has been a bit of an emotional one. Today we say goodbye to Year 13 who begin their study leave this afternoon....
From the Archives
Friday, 17 May 2024
Tomorrow marks the centenary anniversary of Poole House, which was officially founded in September 1924. Second Master R.J.H. Poole had retired earlier...
From the Headmistress of Chorister School
Friday, 17 May 2024
Our Year 4 and Year 6 pupils have enjoyed their outdoor adventures this week. The trips were filled with activities that challenged them physically and...
The Caffinites House
Friday, 10 May 2024
With the exit of the Year 11 boys, the House has been quiet this week but there has been a significant shift in mentality as we now begin the serious end...
DCSF Wellbeing
Friday, 10 May 2024
The Importance of Student Voice in Education

This week, students have been given the opportunity to share their opinions on the various topics covered...
Medical Tracker
Friday, 10 May 2024
Medical Tracker - First Aid incidents and medication administration notifications

To improve how we notify parents of any first aid incidents and/or...
From the Principal
Friday, 10 May 2024
Another busy week comes to an end and it is a joy that Summer has finally arrived. This week the Choristers made their way to London to take part in the...
Pimlico House
Friday, 10 May 2024
Whilst the bank holiday may have been a quiet lull in many people’s busy schedules, it certainly didn’t seem that way for Pimlico girls. The...
Cathedral Choristers
Friday, 10 May 2024
This week has been a whirlwind of excitement for the Choristers, filled with both the familiar rhythm of regular services and the anticipation of their...
From the Archives
Friday, 10 May 2024
The pre-1844 history of Durham School is lightly sketched, and while the line of Headmasters of both Durham School and the Chorister School stretches back...
From the Headmistress of Chorister School
Friday, 10 May 2024
This shorter week has certainly not diminished the levels of enthusiasm and activity at Chorister School.

For our Cathedral Choristers, the experience...
MacLeod House
Friday, 10 May 2024
I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Bank Holiday weekend! The shorter week has certainly not been less busy than any others. Mrs Gowland and I have been interviewing...
Poole House
Friday, 10 May 2024
Dear Poole House Boys and Parents/Carers,

This week has been a much quieter week in Poole House both in terms of activities and noise level. That...
School House
Friday, 10 May 2024
The good weather this week has meant that the House has turned into a giant kiln, so it is a good job we have the largest playground in Durham City for...
School House
Friday, 3 May 2024
This week has very much felt like a Summer Term week with lots of outdoor sports, music concerts and exams! Perhaps the biggest indicator that Summer has...
The Caffinites House
Friday, 3 May 2024
Year 11 tasted their first exams this week with Design and Technology alongside Art taking place very early in the exam season. Certainly, the Year 11...
From the Archives
Friday, 3 May 2024
Many former students have given back to the school, but few have had as big an influence over the core of Durham School as Anthony Salvin, who was responsible...
Poole House
Friday, 3 May 2024
Dear Poole House Boys and Parents/Carers,

As we enter exam season, we wish the Year 11s, some of whom have already started their GCSEs this week,...
Cathedral Choristers
Friday, 3 May 2024
The next few weeks have and will see the Choristers go further afield to share their musical talent and join other Churches in choral worship.

Last...
MacLeod House
Friday, 3 May 2024
I cannot quite believe that we are in May already, but I know everyone will be grateful for the long weekend (reminder – School is closed on Monday)....
Pimlico House
Friday, 3 May 2024
In her outstanding Marsden speech on Gen Z, also delivered in Chapel with a winning combination of charisma and poise, Sophia M pointed out that hers is...
From the Principal
Friday, 3 May 2024
Some cricket is finally being played this week and this morning the U15s won a thrilling game against St Wilfrid's in the semi-finals of the National...
From the Headmistress of Chorister School
Friday, 3 May 2024
We have enjoyed inviting our Pre-prep parents to Bow this week for book looks and swimming demonstrations. There’s something very special about having...
Support Seb!
Friday, 26 April 2024
Hello everyone. You may have seen, I have been in Zambia volunteering at a school. This school is called Linda Community School. Schooling in Zambia is...
The Caffinites House
Friday, 26 April 2024
In the top ten most difficult things to do when at school, public speaking would definitely be in the top three. In that respect, congratulations must...
School House
Friday, 26 April 2024
Finally, the sun is shining on Bungites and, once the playground has healed well enough for football, School House will be an oasis of peace and quiet!...
From the Principal
Friday, 26 April 2024
The sun is finally shining as I write and I hope that the delayed start to the cricket season gets underway soon. Other activities continue apace and it...
Pimlico House
Friday, 26 April 2024
What a week! I'm sure I spend every Friday saying that – it never seems to be a quiet one and always warrants some sort of celebration, and how...
From the Headmistress of Chorister School
Friday, 26 April 2024
Another week has passed by at an astonishing speed and everyone is settled back into routine.

On Monday, Years 5 and 6 enjoyed their Roman day...
MacLeod House
Friday, 26 April 2024
Another busy week in MacLeod and lots to report on.

It has been a pleasure to proofread so many Year 12 School Monitor applications and letters...
Cathedral Choristers
Friday, 26 April 2024
This week saw the regular series of rehearsals and services now term has well and truly started again; the Choristers are back to their daily duties.
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From the Archives
Friday, 26 April 2024
Last weekend saw the London Marathon, a significant sporting event that has been going on since 1981. The race is also significant within the history of...
Poole House
Friday, 26 April 2024
Dear Poole House Boys and Parents/Carers,

Yet another excellent week in Poole House with lots to celebrate. Unfortunately, the weather still hasn...
From the Principal
Friday, 19 April 2024
Pupils have returned in good heart to Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation this week, and despite the challenging weather the term has got off to a good...
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