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The Chorister School is a co-educational independent school for the 2 to 13 age range. It consists of a nursery (opened in September 2008), a pre-preparatory and preparatory day and boarding school in Durhammarker, Englandmarker. It is located at 9 The College, a Grade I listed building adjacent to Durham Cathedralmarker.The majority of the pupils at the school attend on a "day" basis, with about 45 boarders of both sexes making up the balance. Boys who are Choristers all board. Girls will start as choristers in September 2009. Pupils are taught in small classes in a collection of historic buildings all of which form part of the College, or Cathedral Close.


Its creation dates back to 1416 as a school for the cathedral's choirboys. Whilst historically the school had fewer pupils, from 5 to 24, ages 8 to 20, expansion began in 1948 to reach the numbers of today. This necessitated a number of moves of building in the Cathedral area. The school became co-educational in 1994.

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