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.
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.