International House Durham Holiday Centre

Welcome to International House Durham Holiday Centre at Durham School. One of the most prestigious boarding schools in the UK opens its doors to International House students in Easter and Summer 2019!

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Durham School is one of the oldest and most highly rated boarding schools in the UK. Now International House has formed a partnership to bring Summer and Easter language and activity courses to an amazing picturesque city

The whole of the centre of Durham is designated a conservation area. In addition to the Cathedral and Castle, Durham contains over 630 listed buildings 569 of which are located within the city centre conservation area.

Durham School is an English independent boarding school. Founded by the Bishop of Durham, Thomas Langley, in 1414, it received royal foundation by King Henry VIII in 1541 following the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the Protestant Reformation. It is the city's oldest institution of learning.


The fees of £795 per week include everything except flights, transfers and souvenir shopping.


  • Full board breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the school’s large dining room ('The Main Hall') where students serve themselves from a buffet with a variety of hot and cold dishes.
  • Three meals are served each day including plenty of salads, fruit and juices.
  • Access to all sports facilities, swimming pool (by arrangement) and theatre.
  • All excursions (including any entrance fees) and other activities
  • All classes and academic materials
  • Separate accommodation for boys and girls

The grounds of Durham School are secure and private providing students with a relaxing and safe environment. The classrooms are modern and well-equipped with computer access and projection facilities.

 View of Durham Cathedral from Durham School Grounds

Students can be taken on walks to Durham Cathedral through the park and across the river in just 10 minutes.

Durham Cathedral main Tower is 66 metres tall!

Durham Cathedral and Castle was UNESCOs third world Heritage Site, after The Taj Mahal and The Palace of Versailles!

Durham Cathedral featured in the first two Harry Potter movies

Durham is the smallest city in the UK.

Durham Cathedral from Durham School Grounds

International House Durham Holiday Centre at Durham School


The School has over 600 years of history.

The School is located in one of the quietest areas in one of the safest cities in the UK!

Durham School offers a very traditional Boarding School experience!


The Main Hall


There are seats for 160 students

Live the Harry Potter experience in this wonderful historical dining hall!

Durham School offers a nutritious and varied diet.

Students can also make quick snacks and drinks in their accommodation kitchens.


Durham School Main Hall

Student Bedrooms


All bedrooms have 2, 3 or 5 beds 

Most bedrooms have wash handbasins

Communal facilities include:

shower rooms

small kitchens for snacks and drinks

common rooms with TVs

Student Bedroom

 Durham School Grounds and Facilities


These include:

Sports pitches 

All weather pitch

Swimming Pool

Theatre and Lecture Theatre

Private music practice rooms



Durham Schol Grounds