Address: Durston House, 12 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DR
Founded: 1886
Number of Pupils: 380 boys
Fees: £4340–£5230 per term
Ages: 4–13
Head Teacher: Giles Entwisle
Religious Affiliation: Inter-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective at Reception. Entry to Y1-8 by assessment. 
Contact: Mrs C Ferns, Registrar, 020 8991 6532
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact the registrar to arrange a tour or attend one of our Open Days

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The Curriculum

Our broad, profound education encompasses the best of the National Curriculum, as well as the requirements of the entry examinations to successful, independent Senior Schools.

Games & The Arts

Sport and the arts are a vital part of the education of any well-rounded boy, and here at Durston these are promoted enthusiastically.

Pastoral Care

To Durston, the term Pastoral Care is all-embracing; it is the complete care of a boy, in his whole education and the development of his character. From the ISI Inspection Report 2015: ‘The social development of the pupils is an outstanding feature of the school.’

Senior Exit Schools

Day Schools: St Paul’s, Merchant Taylors’, St Benedict’s, Hampton School, John Lyon School, City of London, Mill Hill, Kings College, St James’s, Emanuel, Westminster. Boarding Schools: Harrow, Charterhouse, Tonbridge, Cranbrook, Eton, Radley, Stowe, Wellington.

Recent Scholarships

Since 2016 our pupils have been offered 52 scholarships. John Lyon (25), St Pauls (9), Hampton (9), Merchant Taylors’ (8) and Reeds (1).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A boy’s education here is shaped by the development of his character, his curiosity to learn and discover more, and his expanding capability. These three concepts, Character, Curiosity and Capability are the cornerstones of his success at Durston House and his success in life.

Outstanding Characteristics

A Durston education seeks to help the pupils to develop into Renaissance Men. We want to encourage Durston boys to be curious, to become ‘thinkers’ and ‘problem solvers’ in the broadest sense, with an open, positive outlook on the world.