Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise



Sixth Form Induction Day

Friday 29th June
8 am – 3pm

Year 6 Parents' Induction Evening

Monday 2nd July

UCAS Higher Education Application
and Finance Talk for Year 12 parents

Tuesday 10th July 6-7pm

Summer 2018

Last school day - Fri 20th July
Reopen - Wednesday 5th September

Twitter Feed

DurhamJohnston Cheery start to the day being serenaded in the coach to the shopping centre “you don’t know you’re beautiful”… https://t.co/wZaCPCk5wL
DurhamJohnston We’re onboard the hydrofoil, ready to go to Capri for the day! #DJNaples https://t.co/i36WAYidUa
DurhamJohnston @fthirlway We believe it's difficult getting reception over there. We'll post updates as soon as we get them
DurhamJohnston Great to see our teams wanting to eat together this lunch time #teambonding #DJMalaga https://t.co/2U6c2mnsX8



End of Term Arrangements

There are a variety of activities taking place in school this week as part of the school's enrichment programme.  The school day is as normal until Thursday 19 July. 

On Friday school finishes at the earlier time of 12.45 p.m.  Brunch will be available for students from 10.00 until 10.30 a.m. after which there will be a whole school assembly, followed by a music event for all year groups.

School buses will be on site from 12.30 p.m. onwards.  Students are reminded to take their personal belongings home with them for the summer.


Welcome to Durham Johnston. We are a happy, successful and dynamic school at a very exciting time in our history.

Academic excellence is our first priority. We work so that all our young people have the best education we can provide. We want Johnstonians to be confident and articulate, self-motivated and determined to succeed. We want them to enjoy and value learning for itself, not just as the means to an end.

Taking our responsibility as public servants very seriously, we seek to offer the benefits and advantages that confer success and prosperity by imparting knowledge and habits of mind to last a lifetime. We do not close doors to any child, but enable them all to have access to powerful knowledge and deep subject learning and useful skills. We educate our young people with excellence and equity so that they may feel at ease in the world, ready for hard work and global citizenship.

A commitment to social justice characterises this local authority comprehensive school. We work so that background is irrelevant to achievement and that aspiration is not limited by circumstance of birth. We want Johnstonians to be reflective, inquiring, tolerant, positive and respectful of the needs of others. We give opportunities for leadership and active citizenship.

We expect Johnstonians to have the highest standards of behaviour and we aim for our school to be a just and happy community so that our students understand how each person may be of service to society. Adults and young people alike share an ethic of hard work and public service. We want to be central to the life of Durham City and an educational force in the life of the communities we serve.

The global future we seek for our young people is one where their curriculum and learning equips them with the knowledge and skills to compete globally. We want Johnstonians to take their place among the best.

We are committed to a curriculum built on the concepts and knowledge which will open all the doors in the world to our young people. The learning of languages enables global community cohesion, international understanding and equality of opportunity: it is central to our purpose.

Above all of that, we know that most of our young people like it here and do well.

We hope that you find what you’d like to know on our website. Please contact us at any time if you’d like additional information, or if you’d like to come and see us.