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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable until 7.00am on Thursday 18 August: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Durham Virtual School (for looked after children and young people) - support for educating children at home

Children should be in school, however some of you have chosen to keep your children at home. We want you to know that Durham Virtual School is still here supporting you if you have any questions about accessing remote learning from school. This page contains useful links that may help answer questions or give you some strategies to use if you feel you need some extra support.

Children in Reception and Year 1 will receive monthly copies of Storytime Magazine and those in Years 2 through to Year 8 have access to Fiction Express. In addition to this, all children in Years 2 to 6 will continue to receive their termly Curious Kids packs.

We have added some links to online learning resources and suggested sites to support you and your children at this difficult time. We will constantly review and add to these, so please check back regularly.

We would love to see some examples of the great work the children have been doing and will be gathering examples to showcase at some point. This could be in the form of creative writing, poetry, model building, art work, photographs of activities you have done such as cookery. You can send them to us at our email address

In the meantime please feel free to contact us as we are here to help.

Online learning

Support for carers, guardians and adopters

Contact us
Durham Virtual School
03000 267 800
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