Duval High School, Armidale, is located in the New England region of NSW. The school was established in 1974. It is a centre of excellence in drama and public speaking and has received the Director General's Award of Excellence for Support for Student Learning and for Teaching. Duval High School has developed a history of excellence and achievement in many academic, cultural and sporting areas. The school has close community ties with UNE and the city generally. It also has a strong supportive parent community. The vision of Duval High School is to provide a caring, challenging educational environment where each individual is encouraged towards self-fulfilment, concern for others and the co-operative pursuit of excellence. Duval High School seeks to ensure a quality educational program for all students, providing a diverse curriculum, offering effective welfare programs and a wide range of cultural and sporting opportunities.