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Durban Girls’ College was founded in 1877 as the “Durban Young Ladies’ Collegiate Institution” by a group of six Durban Commissioners and Protestant Clergy under the leadership of J F Churchill. The founders are still remembered in our Founders’ Day service each year, and the six school houses bear their names – Churchill, Cottam, Greenacre, Hunter, Palmer and Rutherford. In 1905, DGC moved to Musgrave Road, its present site, which was donated by Sir Benjamin Greenacre. The beautiful original school building is a monument to the spirit of excellence in which the school was established. Over time, the spacious campus has been extended and developed and the present pupils enjoy world-class academic, cultural and sporting facilities and equipment.

The outstanding school-leaving results achieved by our Grade 12 girls and the successes of our Old Girls stand as testament to the Durban Girls’ College educational experience. Combining tradition and innovation, with the aim of educating holistically, typifies the DGC educational approach. The thriving Old Girls’ Guild, which is represented on the Board of Governors, is an active custodian of the school heritage and the DGC ethos.