Trips, Excursions & Events

Excursions and Events in 2019 – all are optional extras and (if there is a cost) are at cost price* to us.

For Theatre Visits in 2019 click here.


Local shopping in Newbury
Our local town is a good shopping centre. We organise a bus there at 10.00 on Sunday 14 July and Sunday 28 July, back at 13.00. The cost on each day is £10 (to be added to pocket money). Prefects, Sub-Prefects and House Captains can go on any Sunday with our permission.
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Oxford day out (Friday 12 July 2019)
Visit the famous colleges and museums, the Ashmolean and the Pitt-Rivers - or off to shop with our staff.
The cost is £30 (to be added to pocket money).
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios (Friday 19 July 2019)

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Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire with a tour of the sets.
Click on the picture for a video.
The cost is £40 (to be added to pocket money).
Apply for a ticket on the application form or contact us.

London day out (Thursday 25 July 2019)
Choices may include Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye – or off to explore and shop with our staff.
The cost is £30 (to be added to pocket money).
Apply on the application form or contact us.

Downton Abbey (Monday afternoon 15.07.19 and Monday afternoon 29.07.19)
In the TV series it's in Yorkshire in the north of England. In reality, it's Highclere Castle in Newbury. This is where the filming for Downton Abbey is done. The visit will take in the rooms the series is filmed in, the grounds and the Egyptology display. Only very small groups are allowed.
The cost is £30.
Apply on the application form or contact us.

National Citizen Service visit (Not yet decided if we shall offer NCS a visit)
Not an excursion, but an interesting experience for those who would like to take part. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a UK-Government-backed scheme to prepare young British people in years 11 and 12 at school for adult life. Following their successful visits to us in 2016 and 2017, NCS may ask us to let them visit us again. It is a chance for young British people to meet other nationalities in a supervised environment structured by their instructors and for our young people to ask their British counterparts - 'What makes Brits tick?' Those interested in joining in can let us know in advance or at the time. We shall limit the number so those asking in advance are most likely to be chosen.

Inside Parliament (Not yet decided, but may be included in 2019)
The visit would be with an engaging Blue Badge guide who will tell all sorts of stories that appeal to young people about the Houses of Parliament in central London. The cost would be £30 (to be added to pocket money).
Application would be on the application form or contact us.

*We usually receive a group or school discount, not generally available, and pass on savings in full.