New Head Pupils at The Chorister School

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The Chorister School is delighted to announce the appointment of the new Head and Deputy Head Pupils for the academic year 2017-2018.  Joseph Wright, 12, from Wolsingham will be the Head Pupil, with Alfie Barraclough, 12, also from Wolsingham, and Georgina Luckin, 12, from Durham, as the Deputy Head Pupils.

All three joined The Chorister School when it opened its Pre-School in September 2008.  They have enjoyed participating in the wide range of co-curricular activities, including Rowing, Ancient Greek, Galilee Choir and Drama, and Georgina has also been a member of the Equestrian Team. IMG_4772

Mrs Yvette Day, the Headmistress of The Chorister School, said that “once again we are delighted to appoint three wonderful role-models to these leadership positions in School.  With leadership there is inevitably great responsibility and sometimes a requirement to stand up for things which you know to be correct, but which might make you a little unpopular.  This is a tough thing to do if you’re only twelve years old, but such an extraordinarily valuable life lesson.  The opportunity for a child to experience what it is to hold a position of responsibility at some level, with the full support and guidance of their tutor, is a unique strength of the traditional Prep School model.”

The Chorister School is a stand-alone Independent Prep School established at Durham Cathedral.  It provides the security and intimacy of a school small enough for every child and family to be known and cared about.  Served by a committed, skilled and qualified professional staff it strives to be a centre of excellence across the curriculum.  The school is unique in the North East of England as it is a working choir school educating Durham Cathedral’s Choristers.

The catchment area for the school is vast due to its reputation and boarding facilities. The school helps to ensure that each child is prepared for entry to any one of the range of schools both locally and across the country. It aims to prepare pupils to move at 13+ fully equipped not only with the academic skills required, but also the confidence, independence and curiosity that will put them one step ahead for the rest of their education.

The next Open Morning is on Saturday 14 October, 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.  For more information, please contact 0191 384 2935 or

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