Durham schools and catchments

Durham County Council has 226 primary schools and 52 secondary schools. 3% of Durham's schools are private schools. 162 state schools in Durham follow the local authority's admissions criteria, while 97 set their own.

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Ofsted ratings
in Durham

  1. Outstanding 42 schools
  2. Good 175 schools
  3. Requires Improvement 32 schools
  4. Inadequate 7 schools

Most popular state schools
in Durham in 2019

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary



Popularity is based on the number of first preference applications a school received compared to the number of places available, where we have this data. Where places available data isn't held, first preferences are compared to the number of offers made.

Visit Durham's website to find out more.

Also see Durham's Ofsted reports and school performance dashboard