And here are 35 photos to remind you of scenes from the school. Are you pictured or can you spot anyone you know in our latest nostalgia feature on schools in the area?
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1. A dance fundraiser in 2005
An elegant scene as these students get ready for a fundraising performance to support the fight against breast cancer in 2005.
2. Design in 2009
These Design and Technology students were creating a model of the Olympic stadium in 2009. Remember this?
3. A talented lot in 2011
Monkwearmouth School pupils and staff came together to put on 'Monkwearmouth's Got Talent' in 2011 and they did it for charity.
Photo: Picture by Peter Berry
4. A 2012 prom scene
The 2012 prom was held at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham. Were you pictured?
Photo: Picture by Angela Burn