Going Beyond Our Best through Kindness, Aspiration, Perseverance & Pride
Thursday 5th October
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presentation by the Co-Headteachers in the main hall at 18:10, 18:45 & 19:20
Monday 9th October – Friday 13th October 2023
9:00am – 10:00am
At Durrington our vision for our students is very clear:
‘Going beyond our best through kindness, aspiration, perseverance and pride’
We have unapologetically high expectations of our students. This matters, because it enables them to achieve beyond their expectations, which in turn opens up endless opportunities for their future.
Our skilled Year 7 team supports our new students as they embark on their exciting Durrington journey. At the end of Y7, they will graduate into one of our six houses. These house teams continue with the same level of care and support as students continue their Durrington journey, from Year 8 through to Year 11. Our Year 7 and house teams work tirelessly to know and nurture the whole child, whatever their starting point and whatever challenges they may face.
As well as being firmly focused on academic excellence for all, our staff really do go the extra mile and offer students an extensive range of exciting clubs and community activities both inside and outside of the classroom. From computing clubs to mud runs, school musicals to Christmas hampers for the homeless, trips to far flung places, to charity swims, and food donations to singing in care homes; we really do go beyond our best in all that we do both within school and our local community.
We’d love you to come and see for yourselves just how brilliant Team Durrington is!
As one of only 32 Research Schools across the country, we are at the forefront of evidence-based teaching, well-being (pastoral care) and behaviour. Research Schools are selected because of their strong track record of using the best available research evidence to embed excellent teaching. It’s for this reason that we lead training and support for other schools across the south-east of England.
From the perspective of our students, being a Research School means that they are taught by highly trained and expert teachers. This matters to us, because we strongly believe that a child’s education is too important to be left to chance. So, rather than teaching our students in a way that we think might work, we use robust research evidence from academics around the world to tell us what is most likely to support learning in the classroom.
This research evidence is then used to inform and shape not only how we teach, but every other aspect of our work as a school. We are committed to this because we believe that our students deserve no less than a world-class education that will help them to become confident, intelligent and successful learners.
We are immensely proud of all our year 11 students who showed such perseverance in achieving a great set of GCSE results this summer. We pride ourselves on offering the widest possible choice of GCSE options alongside the traditional and very strong core subjects of English, maths and science. Our results continue to surpass national averages in many areas; again this year the percentage of students achieving a grade 5 (strong pass) in both English and maths continued to be well above national average. We support every single one of our students to “go beyond their best”. This gives them the best chance of having the brightest future, whatever their chosen career path might be.
GCSE (graded 9-1)
West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
Durrington High School is an Academy and is part of the Durrington Multi-Academy Trust (DMAT).