Extreme Weather Update

During the heat wave we will be following guidance from the DfE and West Sussex and plan to remain open. We are fortunate to have a large and well ventilated building, so all children can be inside during break time and lunch time. If they wish to be outside, there are many shaded areas. Students […]

Hot weather – Message to Parent/Carers

Dear parent/carer, Due to the hot weather forecast this week we are adapting the uniform expectations for students:  Students will have the option to either wear either Their full school PE kit or Normal school uniform with no tie & blazer for the whole of this week. All students will be in PE kit on Friday […]

Sue Marooney MBE retires as head of DHS and continues as CEO of DMAT

Sue Marooney, Executive Headteacher of Durrington High School and CEO of Durrington Multi Academy Trust has been inundated with congratulations since being awarded an MBE for her distinguished services to education in Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday honours list. Sue is the longest serving headteacher in West Sussex, having led Durrington High school for the […]

Race for Life Fundraiser

With so many great events and opportunities having been cancelled over the last few years we don’t want you to miss out any more. Hence, we are offering all Durrington students (and staff) the opportunity to be part of something brilliant this summer, our record beating DHS ‘Race for Life’ team 2022. The last time […]

Sue Marooney awarded MBE in Queen’s birthday honours list

We are delighted to announce that our Executive Headteacher Sue Marooney has been awarded an MBE in the 2022 Queen’s birthday honours list.  The award was for services to education and is testament to Sue’s unwavering commitment to Durrington and the local community, over nearly two decades.  During this time, Sue has not only led […]

Year 10 Initial Letter to parents

Friday 8th April 2022 Dear Parents and Carers Year 10 Online Parents / Carers Consultation Evening – Thursday 12th May 2022 We are delighted to inform you that we will be holding our Year 10 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening on Thursday 12th May between 4:30pm and 7:30pm and this will take place virtually using the SchoolCloud […]

Year 9 GCSE Options

Dear Parent/ Carer It is our pleasure to attach the booklet to help you make decisions with your child for courses in Year 10 and Year 11. The key dates for the options process this year are: 01-11 February 2021 Online assemblies 9am-9.15am each morning for students. 08 February 2021 – Loom video/PowerPoint for parents/carers and […]

Update on remote teaching, January 2021

Dear parent/carer, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your support so far with remote learning.  I completely understand that this is a really challenging  time for us all, so everything that you have been doing to support and encourage your child during remote teaching has been greatly appreciated by our staff.  A very […]

Year 11 Letter

Dear Parent/Carer Last week there was a lot to take in. It was hard for us all to hear that Year 11 would not be returning this week and that GCSE exams in their usual format would not be happening in the Summer. Your ongoing support is invaluable and we are so proud of our […]