Durham School, is opening its doors on Saturday 3 March to parents and potential students, who want an insight into life behind the region’s leading day and boarding school.

The open morning will give parents the chance to hear first-hand about the school and talk to the Headmaster, staff and students, as well as tour the facilities.

The independent, co-educational school educates girls and boys from ages 3 to 18 in a caring and supportive atmosphere, where inspirational teaching and outstanding pastoral care are combined to help each child achieve their full potential.

The school takes both day and boarding pupils, also allowing children to board occasionally and flexibly, helping working families’ plan their busy lifestyles.

Ranked in the top five per cent of schools in the UK for value-added, Durham School’s mission is to provide a complete education, instilling in its pupils an aspiration for achievement and a respect for others.

Among the opportunities on offer at the School are the Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, the third oldest Boat Club in the world and, for musicians, the chance to practise and perform on the finest pianos in the world at the only All-Steinway Accredited School in the North of England.

For sporty pupils, Durham School offers scholarships and excellent programmes for sport at an elite level, which includes training, strength and conditioning, lifestyle support, competition and access to National Governing Body Academy programmes such as Newcastle Falcons.

Headmaster, Kieran McLaughlin, said: “The open morning will give families the chance to meet the staff, view the boarding facilities and join in with some of the extra-curricular activities we have here at Durham.

“Because we are a relatively small school, we can give each pupil the opportunity to shine in whichever discipline they choose.

“Our dedicated and highly-trained staff spend time with each child, to understand their individual needs, gently encouraging them to try new activities and take part in new ventures. It is this approach which helps them flourish and gain confidence for life.”

To be part of the open morning at Durham School and see why the school has been leading the way for more than 600 years, please contact Admissions on 0191 731 9270 or register on the website www.durhamschool.co.uk