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Looking for a fun and enriching way to keep your kids engaged this summer? Look no further than DCSF's autumn courses! Running from 30 October to 3 November our courses offer a wide range of activities designed to spark creativity, foster physical development, and encourage a love for the outdoors.

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Autumn Swimming Courses 2023

Learning to swim has always been an important part of childhood, and DCSF is proud to say that over 500 young people, in addition to our pupils, each week learn to swim in our pool.

Whether for fun, fitness or in preparation for other water-based sports swimming is a skill that will stay with your child throughout their lives.

From £40 for a week’s worth of 30min sessions, the DCSF swim courses are amazing value too.

Swimming Lessons and activities are being provided by LTC North East Ltd in partnership with Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation. Teachers are appropriately qualified and supervised for their respective sessions and teaching and safety cover is provided in line with national guidelines.

Autumn Courses 2023

What: Fun Summer Courses for Children aged 4-11

When: 8.30-5.30 Every Week Day between 30 October and 3 November.

Where: Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, DH1 4SZ

Drop off and Pick Up at the Lecture Theatre, next door to the main School Hall.

Cost: £40 a day

Held at our main Durham School site, our dedicated team of experienced staff members, supported by trained course leaders, ensure that your child will have a memorable and educational experience throughout the summer. With free wrap-around care available from 8:30 am to 9:00 am in the morning and 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the evenings, we make it convenient for busy parents. 

There is also no need to worry about making a packed lunch –  all our courses include a hot, child-friendly lunch, as well as drinks and snacks to keep them energised throughout the day.

Let's delve into the exciting courses we offer.

Forest School allows children to connect with nature as they build shelters, learn cooking skills over open fires, and create beautiful forest art.

Craft Camp ignites their imagination as they engage in age-appropriate crafts and arts projects, allowing their creativity to soar.

Finally, Multi-Sports offers a variety of activities such as football, cricket, athletics, swimming, and more, promoting physical fitness, coordination and teamwork.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make your child's summer unforgettable!


Booking your child's spot in our summer courses has never been easier! \You can now conveniently book weekly or individual days online using the link below.  With just a few clicks, you can browse the course calendar, check availability, and secure your child's place.  

What's more, alongside card payments and bank transfers, we accept payment through childcare vouchers, offering you a flexible and convenient payment option.

You can book using our partners Ticket Tailor below

Additional Information

All our courses are run by professionally qualified teachers and instructors and include snacks, wrap-around care and a hot meal at lunchtime. Course run from 8.30am-5.30pm with wrap-around care. Details of camp activities, including drop off and pick up arrangements, are sent to parents on the Friday before the courses begin.

Rowing Camps are for senior school children only, and participants must be able to row and swim to a reasonable standard.  Given the age of these children, there is no wrap-around care available for rowing camps.