Welcome to the Durand Academy
At Durand we believe that where you send your child to school will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Our commitment to you is that every child that comes through our doors, no matter what their background or ability, is given the very best start in life.
Our philosophy is simple. We give each child all the time and attention that they need to ensure they can do the basics - read, write and add up. Then we build on that to give them a well rounded school experience. Our consistent approach and high expectations mean that children leave Durand with the skills to set them up for life; ambition to succeed, ability to communicate and above all the hunger to learn.
It is not only what goes on inside the classroom that is important, we also believe that physical development and a healthy lifestyle play an essential part in learning. At Durand we have built onsite a 20 metre swimming pool and an Early Years pool, challenging climbing frames and an all-weather pitch to ensure that all of our children understand the importance of exercise and play and reap the benefits. Healthy bodies make healthy minds and after working hard all morning we serve balanced, freshly- prepared organic and farm assured lunches from our state of the art school canteen.