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A sense of community and history binds the pupils together, underpinned by the strong house system for day and boarding pupils alike. The school produces well-rounded, confident young people, who have opportunities to develop a wide range of talents to a high level. One of the oldest rowing clubs in the country (dates from 1847) - the whole 1970 crew represented GB and has current international stars. On Remembrance Day the whole school lines the stairs at twilight, holding candles, while a wreath is laid...

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Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is the future of independent education, founded on 600+ years of excellence.

Academically driven, pastorally strong, values focussed and pupil-centric, our children and young adults thrive in an environment focused on developing Confidence for life. Respect for all.

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Since 2014, Kieran McLaughlin (early 40s), previously deputy head (academic) at Rugby. Studied natural sciences at Cambridge, specialising in physics and theoretical physics. Has been head of science and technology at Sevenoaks and head of physics at City of London Girls. Attended selective boys' school St Edward’s College in Liverpool, having won an assisted place. In the past was the bass player in an obscure Liverpudlian rock band, as well as pursuing the ancient martial art of jiu-jitsu to black belt level. Married with three young children.

Feels that after some change the school needs time to consolidate. He brings experience of a variety of schools (Durham is his sixth): single sex, co-ed, city day, day and boarding, traditional boarding. Although only 15 per cent of pupils are regular boarders (25...

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