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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Schools

Information about school records held in Durham County Record Office.

Durham County Record Office holds records for schools located in the present county of Durham and the borough of Darlington.

Girls from the Model School, Gilesgate, Durham City, circa 1900 (E/HB 1/870) - Copyright © Durham County Record Office
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Children and teacher at Newhouse, St. Mary's R.C. school, 1908 (D/Ph 82/26) - Copyright © Durham County Record Office.
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School log books

Log books (diaries) kept by headteachers rarely mention individual pupils. Access to school log books is restricted for at least 30 years and up to 100 years from the date of the last entry in the record, depending on the content of the log book, to comply with Data Protection legislation.  

School admission registers, punishment books and medical records

School admission registers, punishment books and medical records name individual pupils. Access is therefore restricted for 100 years from the date of the last entry in the record to comply with Data Protection legislation. 

Access to school records

If you need to access school information about yourself, or a deceased person to whom you are directly related, please contact us for advice. You will also need to contact us about access to school governors' and managers' minutes. 

How to search for school records

Education records - online catalogue

Search results for 'school' - online catalogue

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School contacts

Durham County Council - Find a school or college

Darlington Borough Council - School finder