Newbury, UK

Harry Potter Summer Camp - Downe House, Newbury

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age icon 12-17 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 21

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This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Harry Potter + English Language themed experience in a fantastic campus in England, close to London and Oxford. Captivating to the imagination! Learn English amazingly well in an incredibly memorable environment.

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  • Based at beautiful Downe House School

  • Near Newbury, in Berkshire

  • Great location to explore the South and West of England

Nearest airports:

  • London Heathrow (LHR), 45 miles/ 73 km

  • London Gatwick (LGW), 82 miles/ 134 km

  • St. Pancras International, 62 miles/ 99 km

What's Included

  • 15 hours of English lessons per week

  • One afternoon and one evening of Harry Potter-themed activities (3 hours)

  • Visit to the Warner Brothers Studios in London & dedicated Harry Potter related attractions in Oxford

  • Full-board residential accommodation

  • Additional sports and activities programme (daytime and evenings)

  • Full-day excursions every Tuesday and Wednesday

  • One half-day excursion per week

  • At least one excursion entrance fee per week

  • Placement test

  • Internet access

  • End-of-course certificate

  • 24-hour supervision

  • Weekly laundry service

  • School bank service


  • Arts and crafts
  • Badminton
  • Barbecues
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Casino night
  • Dance
  • Dodgeball
  • Disco night
  • Football
  • Frisbee games
  • Karaoke
  • Kings' Got Talent
  • Latin dances
  • Movie night
  • Murder Mystery
  • Quiz challenges
  • Swimming games
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Zumba


  • Mix of modernised residential boarding houses

  • Single, twin, triple and quad rooms

  • Shared bathroom facilities in an average bathroom:student ratio of 1:4.

  • Towels and toiletries are not provided.

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

  • Each boarding house has its own large common room to relax.

  • An optional laundry service is included in the cost for all students (Please label all clothing with the student's name).

  • Dry cleaning and special treatments for delicate clothes are not available.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day.

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

  • Vegetarian always available. Others available on request.


  • Variety of residential boarding houses each with large common rooms

  • Stunning modern classrooms

  • Large dining facility

  • Modern performing arts block

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Outdoor playing fields and tennis courts

  • Large indoor sports hall


Full-Day Excursions

  • Bournemouth: Beach day with sunshine, shopping, and the famous Pier.
  • London: Guided tour of Westminster's iconic sights (Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace) and world-famous museums (Natural History, Science Museum).
  • Portsmouth: Seaside visit and HMS Victory, the world's most famous battleship.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Birthplace of William Shakespeare.
  • Warwick Castle: Explore the medieval castle founded by William the Conqueror in 1068.

Half-Day Excursions

  • Newbury: Shopping destination and birthplace of Alec Hopkins, actor in Harry Potter.
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park: Encounter a variety of animal species.
  • Windsor Castle: Visit the 11th-century royal residence.
  • Reading: Major commercial center for shopping.
  • Salisbury: Beautiful Cathedral City with an original copy of the Magna Carta.
  • Oxford: Prestigious university town with historical colleges and Harry Potter filming locations (Christchurch, Bodleian Library).


  • A fee applies for unaccompanied minor service.

  • Students will be met at the airport by a guide or representative.

  • The guide may arrive up to 45 minutes after flight arrival.

  • If the guide is not found, students should visit the Airport Information Desk with their Transfer Confirmation Letter and remain calm inside the terminal.

  • Students advised to carry: Passport (Visa if needed), Letter of Consent to Travel, Booking confirmation letter, Transfer confirmation letter.

  • In case of flight delays or emergencies, call +44 7421 420 020.

  • Heathrow Shuttle service timings: Airport departure at midday, 3pm, 7pm; Centre departure at 6am, 10am, 1pm.

  • Students with parents/guardians must provide arrival/pick-up times in advance.

  • We will issue a document for completion before arrival; unaccompanied travel to/from campus is not allowed.

  • Arrival drop-off at the center: 3pm – 6pm

  • Departure pick-up: 9am – 11am.

Lesson Plan

  • Child assessed upon arrival for placement in an appropriate class according to age and English level.
  • Six learning levels available, from Beginner to Advanced.
  • 15 hours of English classes each week, learning though fun teaching methods including projects, games, and group work to boost confidence, collaboration, and communication.
  • Between 9.00 - 12.30 or 14.00 - 17.30
  • Teaching days: Thursday – Monday (morning or afternoon lessons)
  • A full program of organised activities, with a choice of 2 – 3 activities per session.
  • Minimum of two full-day excursions per week, including one entrance fee.

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.
  • 3 hours of Harry Potter-related activities. Over the 2-week course period, students will have:
    • One class per week in magic wizardry and the study of the characters in Harry Potter
    • A potted history of the last 23 years of Harry Potter
    • Harry Potter trail in Oxford including a visit to Christchurch College and the Bodleian Library Quad
    • Visit to Warner Brothers Studios to see the set of Harry Potter
    • Harry Potter movie night
    • Harry Potter quiz

Sample timetable_harry potter


  • Residential refundable deposit (payable upon arrival): £50. This can be paid in either Sterling (£50) or Euros (€50).

  • Heathrow Airport Shared Transfer: £75 (One Way)

  • Heathrow Airport Transfer: £170 (One Way)

  • Gatwick Airport Transfer: £180 (One Way)

  • Stansted Airport Transfer: £220 (One Way)

  • Luton Airport Transfer: £220 (One Way)

  • St Pancras/Central London Transfer: £320 (One Way)

  • Student Insurance(Weekly): £6

  • Courier Service: £65

  • Unaccompanied minor supplement(departure only): £75

  • Please bring suitable clothing and boots without a heel for horse riding lessons.

  • Pocket Money Advice: £50 per week pocket money is recommended for treats and gifts. This is a suggested amount, every student is different.


  • The school prioritizes the safety and welfare of all students, irrespective of gender, background, or ethnicity.

  • Dedicated to fostering a positive school environment through effective teaching, learning, and pastoral support for students and staff.

  • Mandatory for parents or guardians to complete emergency contact details for enrolled students.

  • Requirement to provide a 24/7 reachable telephone number for a parent, guardian, or agent.


**Entry level: **Beginner (Kings Level 1)


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

July - Boarding

Start 7/10/2024
End 7/24/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,895

July - Boarding

Start 7/31/2024
End 8/14/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £2,895

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