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Useful resources for your school trip to France

We know that, as a teacher, there's a lot of boxes to tick before a residential school trip, so we've gathered everything we can to make your life easier. Whether you're looking for answers about safety, safeguarding, your booking or travel insurance—you'll find all the important stuff here. Still can't find what you're looking for? Don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Health & safety resources

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Activity management

Find out how we manage & monitor the activities instructed by our staff.

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Health & safety policy

The health & safety policy in place at Château de la Baudonnière.

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Risk assessments

Find all the information you need to help complete your risk assessments.

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Safety check system

Download safety check forms for each of our instructed activities.

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Travel resources

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Booking timeline

An explanation of what happens & what is required at each stage of your booking.

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Essential travel checklist

Understand the rules for passports, EHIC/GHICs & more ahead of time.

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Information for groups with non-UK/non-EU citizens.

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What to pack for a school residential

What to pack

Share our fool-proof packing list with students & parents.

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Why choose us for your French school trip to Normandy?

French immersion works

Developed over 20 years, our approach to French teaching creates a truly immersive experience that is shown to improve learning and confidence.

We’re here for you

Our local managers are on hand 24/7 to look after the individual needs of your group and deliver the best experience every time you visit.

Schools return to us year after year

Our French language residentials offer the highest quality instruction and care which is why 8 out of 10 school groups return each year.

Animateurs are “like having another teacher on the trip”

All school group activities are led by our own French-native animateurs who are skilled at encouraging even the most reticent learner to use their French.

Authentic French experiences

As part of the local community, with ties across the region, we offer an authentic French cultural experience during your group's stay.

A French programme to suit your learning objectives

Looking for onsite adventure activities? The chance to experience authentic local culture? Or an escorted tour of Normandy's rich history and landmarks? We have a French trip to suit.