10 reasons to choose us!

Ten Good Reasons for sending your child to the Chorister School

Well established co-education:
Girls joined the boys at The Chorister School 22 years ago to the great benefit of both!

Excellent staff/pupil ratio:
Small classes ensure your child receives maximum attention and everyone knows everyone else really well.

Specialised subject teaching:
Parents appreciate the close contact with dedicated teachers;  specialist teaching from Reception upwards.

Outstanding musical opportunities:
Music is taught to a high level throughout the school.  We are home to the Durham Cathedral Choristers, as well as having 3 other performing choirs, 7 ensembles, hosting many recitals, and we facilitate over 150 individual music lessons each week!

Full or flexi boarding option:
Our mid-week boarding provides the flexibility that busy parents need, and children enjoy the sleep-over with their friends.

Friendly family atmosphere:
The school is home to the boarding housemistress and her family and their two dogs, 41 boys and girls who board and the staff who look after them.  Children are happy here.

High academic standards:
We prepare children for the school of your choice, many moving on to senior school after Year 8, with sizeable scholarships!

Before and after school care:
Even the smallest child will be cared for from breakfast to supper time if needs be.

Sporting success:
Children learn to cope graciously with winning and to losing, competing in a range of team sports from Year 3.

After school clubs and societies:
Children may choose after-school activities from a broad set of options, or they may join the supervised prep sessions which run each afternoon.