Welcome from the Head
Mr Giles Entwisle
The Sunday Times 2023
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Durston House is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. We have a proud and long history with a fine record of achievement, whilst we look forward with confidence and energy.
At Durston we are proud of our diverse community, one which values people through mutual respect, compassion, and warmth. At Durston we welcome pupils from all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; this is a school where pupils are taught from their earliest experiences, that a generosity of spirit, mutual respect and fairness really matter.
In April 2022, we announced that Durston House and Harvington Preparatory School are to merge from September 2023, creating a new and exceptional co-educational offer for West London families. Pupils see both their male and female peers excelling academically across a variety of subjects and understand that no one gender is better at a subject than the other. They grow to respect and appreciate the opinions and attributes of both genders.
“This has been an exciting opportunity to develop a premier, academically rigorous co-educational school in Ealing, where pupils will be offered every opportunity to thrive in a caring, enriching and aspirational setting – regardless of their ethnicity, gender or faith.”
Pupils are recognised and appreciated for who they are as individuals. There is a wholehearted commitment to a holistic education, in which each individual and their talents come first. Our pupils shape the community and are supported and nurtured by teachers who really care. The excellent pastoral care at Durston allows for the school to flourish as the happy and relaxed place that it is.
An education here is based upon academic rigour through excellent teaching, encouraging our pupils to explore, question, take risks, and develop their creativity, communication, and teamwork – all central to successful life-long learning. Our pupils demand to be stimulated and challenged by their teachers, and in turn the expectations of our pupils to be the best version of themselves is equally important. All of this is achieved through a spirit of humility and quiet determination.
At Durston we are proud of the academic achievements of our pupils along with all they contribute to the broader aspects of the curriculum – the visual and performing arts, music and sport are all fundamental to a Durston education.
A pupil’s education here is shaped by the development of their character by giving them the confidence and skills to excel, their curiosity to learn and discover more, and their expanding capability to succeed in all they take on. These three concepts, Character, Curiosity and Capability are the cornerstones of a pupil’s success at Durston House and their success in life.
I am immensely proud of all that a Durston experience has to offer. Please take a moment to explore the school through our website and I look forward to welcoming you to the school and getting to know you in person.