Kindness • Aspiration • Perseverance • Pride
We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to our school on;
Thursday 7 October 2021
18:00 – 20:00
Presentations in the main hall at 18:10 and 18:50
See our school at work, every morning from 9am-10am week beginning Monday 11 October
Meet our wonderful staff and students and view our fantastic facilities with our 3D interactive virtual visit.
As a skilled and committed team of staff we strongly believe in getting to know every single student, encouraging and supporting them to realise their full potential. Our seven company families are central to ensuring this happens.
Company staff work tirelessly to know and nurture the whole child, whatever their starting point.
Underpinning this approach are the four key school values of Kindness, Aspiration, Perseverance and Pride (KAPP). These thread through all that we do as Team Durrington, day in day out across academic studies, enrichment opportunities and community events.
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 resilience and worked so hard to achieve a great set of GCSE results in the summer. As a school our results are consistently strong and we strive year on year to improve these further. This year more students than ever before achieved grade 5s or higher in both English and Maths GCSE and an incredible 245 grade 9s were awarded.
GCSE (graded 9-1). Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs)
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).