Prestigious English Summer Camp for Teenagers at Downside School in Bath

For a better future


Course Description

This course is specially designed for juniors and teenagers and offers a perfect balance of lessons, sports, activities and excursions.

  • Tennis: Summer Course + 6 hours of professional tennis coaching (coaching will take place on site)
  • Horse riding: Summer Course + 6 hours of horse riding at approved local riding stables
  • Harry Potter: Summer Course + 6 hours of magic, wizardry and Potter related fun.


Our Bath Residential Summer Centre is based at Downside School. This classic “Harry Potter” style English boarding school is one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in the country. Downside occupies a beautiful 500-acre estate at the foot of the Mendip Hills and offers excellent facilities. The centre is ideally situated just 25 minutes south of the city of Bath in Somerset and two and a half hours from London.

What's Included

- 15 hours of English lessons per week

- Full-board residential accommodation

- Day-time sports and activities programme

- Full programme of evening activities

- Full-day excursions every Tuesday and Wednesday

- At least one half-day excursion per week

- At least one excursion entrance fee per week

- Overnight stay in London on final night

- Placement test

- Wi-fi in most parts of the campus

- End-of-course certificate

- 24-hour supervision

- Weekly laundry service

- School bank service

Starting From


Age Range 8-17 Years
Duration 2 Weeks
Weekly Course Hours 15 hours

**Activities: ** Students benefit from a full weekly activity program, mostly on campus. Typical activities include: Arts and crafts, Badminton, Barbecues, Basketball, Bushcraft/Woodcraft, Capture the Flag, Casino night, Cookery, Dance, Dodgeball, Disco night, Football, Frisbee games, Karaoke, Kings' Got Talent, Latin dances, Movie night, Murder Mystery, Pool parties, Quiz challengers, Swimming games, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Zumba.



  • Mix of traditional accommodation embedded in the stunning main quad in addition to separate and self-contained boarding houses.

  • A mix of single and twin with some triple rooms and a small number of rooms for 4 – 8 students

  • Modern communal bathrooms

  • Boys and girls are housed in different accommodation areas/ boarding houses

  • 1 – 8 beds per room

  • Student:bathroom ratio 6:1

Meal Plan:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day.

  • Lunch and dinner are usually hot; on excursion days students are given a packed lunch.

Special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarian always available. Others available on request.

Pocket Money

We recommend students bring an amount of £50 per week pocket money for treats and gifts. This is a suggested amount, every student is different.



Typical attractions include:

  • Bournemouth The perfect place to spend a day of sunshine and shopping by the beach; make sure to not miss its Pier!
  • Cardiff Explore the capital of Wales, self-proclaimed record holder for the title of city with most castles in the world.
  • Weymouth A lovely seaside town with sandy beaches to enjoy and, of course, its Sandworld exhibition!
  • London Enjoy an overnight stay in London at the end of your stay! Our staff will guide you through the most iconic sights of the Westminster area (inc. Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more!) or visit historical museums of worldwide fame in the South Kensington area (Natural History Museum, Science Museum, etc..)
  • West Midlands Safari Park Enjoy a drive-through safari with more than 100 different species to observe & rides to experience!
  • Oxford Discover the home of one of the most prestigious universities in the world with its many colleges; full of history, fun facts and with many of its buildings used in the Harry Potter franchise (Christchurch, Bodleian Library, etc...)
  • Portsmouth A beautiful seaside destination where you will board the world's most famous battleship, the HMS Victory.

Half-day excursions:

  • Bath Spend half day wandering through the streets of stunning Bath exploring its shops, visiting the Roman Baths or cruising the river Avon.
  • Bristol Enjoy shopping on the High Street, experience the science and art museum "We the Curious" or have fun in the Bristol Zoo.
  • Cheddar Gorge Caves The most complete human skeleton in Britain was discovered here, estimated to be over 9000 years old!
  • Salisbury Explore the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury which preserves one original copy of the Magna Carta to this day.
  • Wookey Hole Caves A complex of limestone caverns which leads you straight to the earth's core... Make sure to not lose sight of your friends!



Students will be met at the airport by a Kings guide or Kings representative.Students should look for a sign which says Kings Young Learners.

Please note that the Kings guide or Kings representative may not be at the arrivals area until 45 minutes after the flight arrival time.

If a student cannot find the Kings guide or Kings representative, the student should go to the Airport Information Desk and show the staff a copy of their Transfer Confirmation Letter. In this situation, it is important not to panic and remain within the terminal building. Airports are big and busy, but Kings has been collecting students for many years. We will look after them!

For flight delays or other travel emergencies, please telephone the Travel emergency number: +44 7421 420 020.

For those students who have booked the Heathrow Shuttle services, Kings will organise transport at the below set arrival/departure times to/from Heathrow. Students will be supervised by Kings Staff should they have to wait for the next shuttle service.

Departure from airport at midday, 3pm & 7pm

Departure from centre at 6am, 10am and 1pm

If a student is arriving to or departing from the campus with a parent/guardian, we do require information on their arrival time and/or pick up time from campus in advance.

Kings will provide you with a document to complete prior to your arrival date. Students are not permitted to travel on their own to or from the campus.

Please note for arrivals the drop off time to centre is between 3pm – 6pm.

Please note for departures the pick up time from centre is between 9am – 11am.

yellow school bus


Lesson Plan

Your child will be tested on arrival and placed in the right class for their age and English ability. We offer 6 levels, from Beginner to Advanced. Learning is through engaging and fun activities including projects, games, and group work. These encourage confidence, collaboration and, of course, communication. The syllabus includes:

  • Language input and language practice
  • UK or US culture lessons
  • Excursion preparation/ follow-up lessons
  • Online safety classes
  • Project lessons There is also a weekly review of materials studied.

Key information: Course length: 2 – 4 weeks Start dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, 2* & 9* Aug Wednesday arrive/Wednesday depart *1-week bookings are accepted for: 2 & 9 Aug 2 - 16 Aug for Harry Potter only Course ends: 16 August Lessons: 15 hours of English lessons per week Minimum age – maximum age: Summer Course: 8 – 12, 13 – 17 (Separate classes / activities for each age group) + Tennis: 13 – 17 Maximum class size: 15 Minimum entry level: Beginner


-Booking Fee 85 GBP (Is included in the course fee)

-Heathrow Airport Shared Transfer 140 GBP (One Way)

-Gatwick Airport Shared Transfer 175 GBP (One Way)

-Stansted Airport Shared Transfer 210 GBP (One Way)

-Insurance 4 GBP (Weekly)



Session Dates

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