County Durham schools and admissions data

Durham County Council has 224 primary schools and 53 secondary schools. 3% of County Durham's schools are private schools. 128 state schools in County Durham follow the local authority's admissions criteria, while 129 set their own.

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Ofsted ratings
in County Durham

  1. Outstanding 34 schools
  2. Good 181 schools
  3. Requires Improvement 20 schools
  4. Inadequate 5 schools

Most popular state schools
in County 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 County Durham's website to find out more.

Also see County Durham's Ofsted reports and school performance dashboard