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The Chorister School
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Established c. 1400
Type Preparatory School, Co-Educational
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Ian Hawksby
Chair Of Governors The Dean of Durham, the Very Revd Michael Sadgrove
Location Durham
County Durham
DH1 3EL
England England
Staff 20 approx.
Students 180 approx.
Gender Mixed
Ages 2 to 13
Houses 4: Flambard Langley Pudsey Skirlaw
Colours Purple and gold          
Website www.thechoristerschool.com
Coordinates: 54°46′20″N 1°34′40″W / 54.772096°N 1.577786°W / 54.772096; -1.577786

The Chorister School is a co-educational independent school for the 2 to 13 age range. It consists of a nursery (opened in September 2008), a pre-preparatory and preparatory day and boarding school in Durham, England. It is located at 9 The College, a Grade I listed building adjacent to Durham Cathedral. The majority of the pupils at the school attend on a "day" basis, with about 45 boarders of both sexes making up the balance. Boys who are Choristers all board. Girls will start as choristers in September 2009. Pupils are taught in small classes in a collection of historic buildings all of which form part of the College, or Cathedral Close.

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History

Its creation dates back to 1416 as a school for the cathedral's choirboys. Whilst historically the school had fewer pupils, from 5 to 24, ages 8 to 20, expansion began in 1948 to reach the numbers of today. This necessitated a number of moves of building in the Cathedral area. The school became co-educational in 1994.

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