About the School

Welcome to Durrington High School.

Choosing a secondary school is a key decision for any family. The experience that children have at this stage of their education will play a big part in shaping their future. We take this responsibility very seriously and work tirelessly to ensure that our students leave school with the best possible opportunities to succeed. Durrington High School is a successful school that prides itself on the excellent outcomes we achieve for our students. It is a vibrant, busy and happy school where relationships between staff, students and parents/carers are key to our success.

We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence for all. In order to achieve this we have the highest expectations of ourselves, as well as of our students. This summer we were delighted to continue our improvement and celebrate what we have achieved as a school – 72% of our students attained 5 or more A*- C passes including English and mathematics.

As a true comprehensive, Durrington High School has consistently achieved above national and West Sussex results in recent years. We want our students to leave us as happy and confident individuals, with the qualifications and skills to give them choices in life that will enable them to achieve their aspirations. At Durrington, we have always valued democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and the tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. In 2015, these ‘British values’ were included in ‘The Prevent Strategy’ which places a duty on all schools to play an active role in preventing young people from having extreme political and religious views or being drawn into terrorism. This is done chiefly through our broad and diverse curriculum and robust monitoring.

The staff at Durrington are very proud of the ‘journey’ we have been on over the last few years. Our success doesn’t breed complacency though and we are determined to continue getting better and better!

We look forward to you joining us on our journey as we endeavour to go beyond our best.

Sue Marooney
Headteacher