French Trip

The Languages faculty is delighted to invite your child to take part in the Academy trip to the Opal Coast in France from Thursday 17th October until Saturday 19th October 2019.

During the trip, students will stay at the Chateau d’Ebblinghem, located on the Opal Coast just 8 kilometres east of St Omer. This will be on a full-board basis; students will receive breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal as part of the price. Students will stay in single-sex groups and be supervised by The Halley Academy staff at all times. All rooms are en-suite.

Pupils will be travelling by coach from the academy and will need to have a valid passport.

During their stay, pupils will have the chance to engage in a variety of French language and cultural activities including:

·         A visit to a local bakery where students will get the chance to see and taste the products made;

·         A visit to a local confiserie and the chance to sample produce;

·         A visit to a chocolate factory and the chance to sample produce.

The cost of the trip is £275 and represents excellent value for money.  The price includes all accommodation on a full-board basis, visits, activities and transportation for the trip.  In order to secure your child’s place on the trip at the advertised price, the initial deposit payment of £75 is required by Friday 26th April 2019.

Payments should be made via ParentPay using your unique log-in and password provided previously.

If you would like your child to take part in this exciting language-learning opportunity, please complete the slip and return to your child’s languages teacher and complete the first payment of £75 by Friday 26th April 2019. Please also enclose a photocopy of the front cover and photograph page of your child’s passport and (where appropriate), permanent leave to remain card. Places are limited, so only those who have returned their slip, photocopies and the money by the date will be given a place on the trip. Please be aware that by signing the attached slip and completing the first payment, you are committing to pay the full amount of the cost of the trip before Friday 27th September 2019. Full details of the NST booking policy and cancellation charges can be found here: