Located not too far from the A1 (M), Durham is a hotbed for great education. This is most likely thanks to the fact that it’s home to Durham University, one of the most prestigious in the UK. Durham is also a place that’s ideal for those who are looking to commute, with the train station being managed by Virgin Trains East Coast and located on the East Coast main line, major links aren’t hard to come by. The latest school in the area to receive an Outstanding Ofsted rating was the Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, in February 2015. This is one of many great institutions in the area for those who are looking to work in education.