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Independent schools in Durham

Are you looking for an independent school in Durham? Search here to find and compare day and boarding schools, girls' schools, boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth forms.

We have seven private schools listed in Durham; you will find them all listed at the bottom of this page, with basic directory information. You can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search. 

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These search results are from, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

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Barnard Castle Preparatory School

Westwick Road,
Barnard Castle,
DL12 8UW,

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Barnard Castle Senior School

Barnard Castle,
DL12 8UN,

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bow, Durham School

South Road,

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Durham High School for Girls

Farewell Hall,

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Durham School

Durham City,
DH1 4SZ,

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Chorister School

The College,

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Independent Grammar School: Durham


Co-educational, Day.