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Durham High School for Girls Motto "The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom" Established 1884 Type Independent school Religion Church of England Headteacher The Rev Ann Templeman Chair Mr W Hurworth Location Farewell Hall Durham County Durham DH1 3TB England Gender Female Ages 3–18 Houses Booth, Neville, Heath, Tempest Colours Green and Gold House Colours Blue, Yellow, Red and Black Website Coordinates: 54°45′24″N 1°35′14″W / 54.7566°N 1.5871°W / 54.7566; -1.5871 Durham High School for Girls is a single-sex independent day school for 3 to 18 year olds in Durham City, United Kingdom. Contents 1 History and current status 2 Leadership and staff 3 Academic results 4 Scholarships 5 Notable Alumnae 6 Projects 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links // History and current status The school was founded in 1894 and has occupied various sites during its history. It now has premises south of the City at Farewell Hall. The School is a member of the Girls School Association.[1] Leadership and staff The school is a Church of England foundation, whose current head teacher is the Revd Ann Templeman, one of very few ordained women to be head of a senior school. The Chair of the Governors is Mr W Hurworth. Academic results Academic Results are higher than average, even for the independent sector. Government performance figures show 98% of students achieving 5 Grade A* - C grades or better in their GCSEs.[2] Scholarships The School offers a number of scholarships and bursaries, including one which offers a 100% rebate on the fees for seven years.[3] Notable Alumnae Joanna Burton - Opera singer Wendy Craig - Actress Wendy Gibson - Actress and news presenter Sister Anne Williams[4] - Church Army Captain and member of the General Synod of the Church of England Sarah Gatenby - News presenter and journalist Projects The school works in co-operation with the Durham/Lesotho Link and girls from the sixth form visit the Kingdom of Lesotho every summer to help in orphanages that support children affected by AIDS. The country is completely surrounded by South Africa, making it expensive to get AIDS relief to the county. Many fundraising events take place throughout the year to increase funds for these projects. References ^ Girls School Association[1] ^ DfES results for Durham High School for Girls[2] ^ Details of Scholarships and Bursaries[3] ^ Northern Echo article on Anne Williams[4] Further reading 125 Years of Durham High School For Girls: A Birthday Celebration, Edited by Alison Utley, 2009 ISBN 9781906507077 External links Durham High School for Girls v • d • e Schools in County Durham Primary Fens Primary School · Finchale Primary School · Hartburn Primary School · Heighington CE Primary School · Vane Road Primary School Comprehensive Bede College · Belmont School Community Arts College · Bishop Barrington School · Branksome School · Carmel RC Technology College · Durham Johnston Comprehensive School · Easington Community Science College · Eastbourne Church of England Academy · English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College · Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College · Framwellgate School Durham · Greencroft Business and Enterprise Community School · Greenfield School Community and Arts College · High Tunstall College of Science · Hummersknott School · Hurworth School · Ian Ramsey Church of England School · Manor College of Technology · Moorside Community Technology College · North Shore Health Academy · Northfield School · Park View Community School · Parkside Sports College · Roseberry Sports and Community College · Seaham School of Technology · Sedgefield Community College · St. Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School · St John's RC Comprehensive School · St Leonard's Catholic School, Durham · St Michael's Roman Catholic School · Seaham School of Technology · Sedgefield Community College · Shotton Hall School · Stanley School of Technology · Tanfield School · Teesdale Science College · Woodham Community Technology College · Wolsingham Community College Independent Barnard Castle School · Chorister School · Durham High School for Girls · Durham School · Hurworth House School · Red House School · Teesside High School