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Durston House

Durston House

Address: Durston House, 12 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DR
Founded: 1886
Number of Pupils: 408 boys
Fees: £3,880–£4,720 per term
Ages: 4–13
Head Teacher: Ian Kendrick
Religious Affiliation: Inter-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Registration followed by assessment.
Contact: Mrs C Ferns, Registrar, 020 8991 6532
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact the registrar to arrange a tour with the headmaster.

The Curriculum

Boys are prepared for Common Entrance and scholarship examinations to leading schools at 13+ and 11+. The curriculum is National Curriculum plus.

Games & The Arts

Much emphasis is on physical and cultural education. Games played include football, rugby, cricket, tennis and athletics.

Pastoral Care

From the ISI Inspection Report 2015: ‘The social development of the pupils is an outstanding feature of the school.’

Senior Exit Schools

Day schools: St Paul’s, Merchant Taylors’, St Benedict’s, Hampton, John Lyon School, City of London, Mill Hill, King’s College, Westminster.
Boarding Schools: St Edward’s, Oxford, Bloxham, Bradfield, Charterhouse, Eton, Harrow, Haberdashers’ Aske’s, Radley, Shiplake, Stowe, Wellington, Winchester.

Recent Scholarships

Since 2007: St Paul’s (30), Eton (one), Harrow (one), Bloxham (one), John Lyon (one), City of London (one), Merchant Taylors’ (nine), Mill Hill (one), Stowe (two), Hampton (one). Music Awards: Harrow (three), Christ’s Hospital (one), Emanuel (one). Outstanding Talent Awards: Harrow (two).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A happy school is an effective school; and an effective school is constantly moving forward.

Outstanding Characteristics

The school possesses a unique family atmosphere where pupils are encouraged to achieve in their own terms with the support of a caring staff.

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