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  • A Matter of Taste

    A Matter of Taste
    17th April 2015

    Our A2 level Biology class have been to Life in Newcastle to take part in a genetics workshop as part of their A level Biology studies. The purpose of the workshop was to give the students valuable experience working with equipment simply not available to schools and a first-hand look at the important technique. The lab was all about PCR or Polymerase Chain Reaction; a technique used to amplify (make copies of) sections of DNA for genetic testing. Read More

  • Easter Attendance Reward

    Easter Attendance Reward
    27th March 2015

    Following the launch of this half terms attendance reward initiative we are pleased to announce we have two winners who both received a 50 Metro Centre Voucher. Read More

  • Ski Trip 2015 Zell am See Austria
    27th March 2015

    Thirty two students and five members of staff and currently preparing for a Ski Trip to Zell-am-See, Austria from 28th March - 4th April. Read More

  • Durham Schools dance Festival - Gala Theatre, 24th March 2015

    Durham Schools dance Festival - Gala Theatre, 24th March 2015
    25th March 2015

    Our Key Stage 3 talented dance students who recently participated in a dance development session with a professional artist, choreographed a performance piece based on Nelson Mandela's life and the apartheid. The dance incorporated inspiration from the history of South Africa, Mandela's struggle and some traditional African dance such as Gumboot. Read More

  • Easter Break Revision Session & Contact Information
    23rd March 2015

    Our switchboard will be non-operational from Friday 23rd March (4 pm) until Monday 13th April (8 am). If you have an enquiry during this period, can you please email the details to and we will respond as soon as possible. Please find a full schedule of revision sessions, which will be taking place during the Easter holiday period. It is essential that all students maximise their full potential this year and their attendance at these session would prove to be invaluable. Read More

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