visiting the school

Visiting the School

Come and See Us

The best way to learn about Durston House is to visit us. It is essential to witness an authentic day, when boys and staff are engaged in the usual lessons and break times. We encourage Prospective Parents to make the most of a visit by coming to our Open Morning, which is held once a term.

Open Morning

Open Morning is when the school welcomes visitors to Durston House, to introduce them to the type of school we are and to show them something of how the boys learn. We believe it is important that Prospective Parents learn first-hand how the school operates and see our happy, motivated boys in action.

All guests are put into small groups and are escorted around the school by a member of the Senior Management Team, accompanied by a Prefect. Each tour consists of a visit to Pre-Prep, Junior School, Middle and Upper Schools, as well as Castlebar Playing Field. Here at Durston, boys and staff are accustomed to visitors coming into the classroom, and are more than happy to talk through what they are doing and show what they have produced.

As well as the tour, the Headmaster speaks to each group, giving an insight into the depth and breadth of the Durston education and chairs a question and answer session about it. Prospective Parents find this very useful in understanding the nature of the school and discerning the appropriate education for their sons.

The next Open Morning will be held on:

Thursday 12 October 2017
9.15 – 11.45am

Please contact the Registrar for details.

Telephone: 020 8991 6532


Other Visits

For parents who cannot attend an Open Morning, individual visits can be arranged on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during term time. These take place between 8.30am-11.00am. Prospective Parents are shown around the school by two of our Prefects.

Please contact the Registrar to arrange a visit.