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Bow has faced strong local competition from good state primary school and nearby Chorister School, together with an informed and discerning parent body – in Durham education rules ok! There is a real drive to raise academic performance throughout both the senior and prep schools. Children feel happy and secure - 'People listen and understand if you've got a problem'. An eclectic array of buildings, from a toll house 250 years old to red brick classroom block, sit on an spacious site with cricket square and...

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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 Badger Nursery 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 Bow Badger Nursery 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 600 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 The Badger Nursery. Thank you very much, The Holt Family.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.



What The Good Schools Guide says


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. Limited number of means-tested bursaries available at all ages and scholarships from year 3 (maximum £1,000).

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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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