We are always happy to hear from parents of children interested in joining The Chorister School, and encourage them to arrange an opportunity to visit.

In addition to a tour of the School, we can arrange for you to meet the Headmaster and the form teachers for your child’s entry level.

Following your visit, we ask that you complete the registration paperwork and liaise with us to book your son or daughter a taster day in School (for over 3 years only). This will give us a chance to get to know your child better, for them to make some friends, and to complete the academic testing (if applicable).

If your son or daughter is applying to be a Chorister then he or she will also be required to spend a night in the boarding house and have an audition as part of the application process.

Parent(s) contact The Chorister School for more information and to arrange a visit;

Following the visit, registration paperwork is completed;

If child is over the age of 3
A Taster visit is arranged, which includes academic testing;

If child is applying to be a Boarder or Chorister
A night in the Boarding House and audition (if Chorister) is also included in the Taster visit;

The Registrar will contact the parents with feedback from the Taster visit;

Contract will be issued to the parents;

On receipt of the contract and deposit, the Handbooks and joining paperwork is sent.

Children are welcomed into the Pre-School in September and January, although if there are spaces we may be able to offer your child the chance to join later in the year.

We are happy for your son or daughter to start with us as soon as he or she turns three; for children born during the Michaelmas term they can spend nearly six terms in Pre-School until they join Reception as a rising five year old.

The following files may be downloaded from this page:

Fees, Scholarships & Bursaries
After School Charges

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Fees 2019-20

A copy of The Chorister School Registration Form can be downloaded below.

Please return the completed form to: The Registrar, The Chorister School, Durham, DH1 3EL

New Registration Form

The Registration Fee is not returnable and does not guarantee a place in the School, but ensures that your child’s name is on the waiting list. A deposit of £200.00 is payable during the Michaelmas Term before your child enters the School. This deposit secures a place in the School for the following September and is held until the end of the child’s final term in the School.