Durham High School for Girls A GSG School
- Durham High School for Girls
- Head: Mrs Lynne Renwick
- T 01913 843226
- F 01913 867381
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.dhsfg.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Durham
- Pupils: 305
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £12,360 pa
- Open days: October & November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Durham High Junior School for Girls
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A compact site with the junior girls situated near to the seniors, which contributes to the secure, friendly, family feeling. Spacious classrooms and corridors and well wooded grounds. Christian values very much to the fore (regular religious assemblies) and some...
What the school says...
Sunday service once a month term time only all families and friends welcome. 'Explorers' (Sunday school) operates for all 3-11 year olds during this time,'Pathfinders' is for 11-14 year old children.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysA compact site with the junior girls situated near to the seniors, which contributes to the secure, friendly, family feeling. Spacious classrooms and corridors and well wooded grounds. Christian values very much to the fore (regular religious assemblies) and some of the girls we met found...
Since September 2012, Mrs Lynne Renwick BEd (50s). Returning to her roots, born in Durham, read history and education and spent a short period working for the National Trust. Moved between independent and state sectors; Tadcaster Grammar; Walton High School for Girls in West Midlands; head of history at GSA British girls' school in Peru; spent time in Japan as part of a British delegation of educators. Head of humanities at Dixon’s City Technology College in Bradford, assistant head at All Saints School in York, principal of Our Lady’s Abingdon,...
Special Education Needs
We have in-school screening for Specific Learning Difficulties. We have a designated Learning Support Room with appropriate resources. We have an Educational Pyschologist who works with the school, assessing and following up individual needs. SpLD students are given a weekly lesson with a qualified SpLD teacher and support within the curriculum, if parents request it. For those with literacy and numeracy difficulties, we give help on an individual or small group basis. Other support for hearing difficulties is given usually through the LEA sensory support services working with the school.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|