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Badger nursery (3-4 years) is on ground floor, open the door and inside is a treasure trove of discovery, with stimulation, free flow play and pupil-led learning. We particularly liked the fact that plans for the play corner were changed to a camping out theme in response to requests from the children. Music and art are housed in The Cottage, 250 years old and listed, originally a toll house on the edge of the campus...


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What the school says...

At Bow, Durham School all achievements and successes are valued and encouraged from the youngest pupils in the Early Years Department through to the Sixth Form in the senior school, whether on the sports field, representing their country, performing on stage, achieving a grading distinction on a musical instrument, participating in an inter-house competition or simply gaining in confidence. The team of caring and committed staff, place the welfare of all their pupils at the very top of their agenda.

The EYFS Department is part of Durham County Councils Early Years Funding scheme and this means that your child will be entitled to 15 free hours per week in the nursery.

Why not arrange an individual family visit or a taster session for your child, for only by doing so can you really get a good feel for what makes Durham School so special and see for yourself why they are so proud of their 605 years of history and confident about the history yet to be made.

'Our children are the most important things in our lives and we know that they are supported and well cared for at Bow, Durham School. Thank you very much,' The Holt Family.
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Since September 2016, Sally Harrod, previously deputy head at Lincoln Minster prep school.


Not selective, but low key testing in English, mathematics and verbal reasoning as part of a taster day, plus a reference from current school/nursery.

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Special Education Needs

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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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