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Encyclopedia > Choristers School

The Chorister School is a pre-preparatory and preparatory day and boarding school for ages 4-13 in Durham, England. It is located at 9 The College, a Grade I listed building adjacent to Durham Cathedral. Its creation dates back to c. 1400 as a school for the cathedral's choirboys. In 2003 it had some 202 pupils. Historically it had fewer pupils, from 5 to 24, ages 8 to 20. Expansion began in 1948. A preparatory school, or prep school, in current English usage, is a independent school designed to prepare a student for fee-paying, secondary independent school. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate 50... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... Durham Cathedrals famous Sanctuary Knocker on the North Door Ground plan of Durham Cathedral Legend of the founding of Durham depicted on cathedral The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, which is almost always referred to as Durham Cathedral, in the city...


Notable alumni

  • Tony Blair (b. 1953), British prime minister 1997-2007
  • Rowan Atkinson (b. 1955), comedian, "Mr Bean"
  • Rear Admiral Jonathan A Burch, CBE, Director General Aircraft (Navy)
  • Sir John Laws, The Rt Hon Lord Justice Laws High Court Judge between 1992 and 1999, when he came to the Court of Appeal.
  • Sir Donald Limon, Assistant Clerk then Clerk to the House of Commons 1956-2006
  • Patrick McDermott "Paddy MacDee" BBC television and radio programme host, newsreader and commentator
  • Dr Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University
  • John C N Slater, Q.C. Recorder of the Crown Court, Deputy High Court Judge and Arbitrator
  • Sir Peter Vardy, businessman and educationalist
  • Dr Dyfri Williams, Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum.

For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is a English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. ... Mr. ...

External links

  • http://www.choristers.durham.sch.uk

 
 

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