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Durston House is a preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13, welcoming those from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. The school is proud of its diversity. It is a community where mutual respect and understanding, fairness and opportunities for all, matters. 

School Mission

Durston House seeks to provide an education of quality and variety for pupils aged 3-13, preparing them well for entry to senior school. From September 2023, Durston House became a co-educational school. The school aims to give each pupil a balanced education, helping them to attain excellence in academic, creative and physical pursuits, whilst guiding their social, moral and spiritual development. This is achieved in a warm and caring environment and with the support of a positive partnership between school and home.