Durston House School
Durston House seeks to 'provide an education of quality and variety for pupils aged 3-13, preparing them well for entry to senior school'. Established in 1886, the school became co-educational in September 2023.
The school believes 'that academic success is achieved through excellent teaching and creating an environment where outstanding pastoral care, respect, and values matter'.
Headmaster Giles Entwisle says: "Durston House is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. We have a proud and long history with a fine record of achievement, whilst we look forward with confidence and energy. At Durston we are proud of our diverse community, one which values people through mutual respect, compassion, and warmth. At Durston we welcome pupils from all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; this is a school where pupils are taught from their earliest experiences, that a generosity of spirit, mutual respect and fairness really matter."
"At Durston we are proud of the academic achievements of our pupils along with all they contribute to the broader aspects of the curriculum – the visual and performing arts, music and sport are all fundamental to a Durston education."
"A pupil’s education here is shaped by the development of their character by giving them the confidence and skills to excel, their curiosity to learn and discover more, and their expanding capability to succeed in all they take on. These three concepts, Character, Curiosity and Capability are the cornerstones of a pupil’s success at Durston House and their success in life."
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in October 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Giles Entwisle became Headmaster of Durston House School in September 2020. He was previously Headmaster of Bede's Prep.