Space to study
The Hunter Resource Centre has first class accommodation for independent study and revision. It houses banks of computers from where you can access the internet, your emails or our virtual learning environment, Google Drive. There are also a wide range of the more traditional learning resources, which are all provided for reference and borrowing.
Space to relax
We have a large and lively refectory area where you will find our DSFC café. Here you can gather to make new friends, meet old ones, have lunch, chat, chill or catch up with the latest news on our flat screen TVs!
Sports and Leisure
The stunning ‘Freeman's Quay’ complex boasts a state of the art swimming pool, fitness suite, dance studio and a large sports hall, all of which you will be able to access as a student at the Sixth Form Centre, either as part of your studies or your personal leisure time.
The science laboratories occupy a dedicated three storey building of their own, where the full range of science subjects is taught.
The award-winning ‘Visual Arts Centre’ opened in February 2006. With its high, airy spaces and excellent natural light, it provides superb opportunities for students to pursue their artistic interests and develop their skills in photography, textiles, fine art or graphic design.
We also have the graphic design studio studio:6 which serves a wide range of clients and provides students with a first-hand insight into the day- to-day running of a design consultancy.
Take the stage
The 220-seat Theatre is one of the largest in the City of Durham. It provides excellent facilities for dance, drama and music, as well as for lectures and presentations, aided by large screens and multi-media equipment. We have a thriving Performing Arts and Music Department who use this venue to host theatrical productions and concerts throughout the year.
The Dance Studio
The dedicated, recently refurbished dance studio is in the heart of the school, and is where all of our dance and performance studies programmes are delivered from. It is also used by the Pauline Quirke Performing Arts Academy during weekends.
The Sports Academies
We have a separate page for our Golf and Football Academies. We also have our all weather pitches are perfect for students to get active during their free periods.