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Normandy, France (Residential)

A fantastic opportunity to spend a week in Normandy, France having a fabulous time with your friends whilst totally immersing yourself in the French language and culture in this beautiful setting by the sea. Both Mrs Green and Mr. Ravasse have visited the Château with school groups on several occasions and the students have always had a great time.   A combination of enjoyable activities at the magnificent Château de la Baudonnière such as archery, watersports, assault courses combined with opportunities to visit and explore some Normandy highlights and attractions will give you the confidence to practise your French in an entirely authentic context. In the evenings, you will be entertained with offerings such as a talent show and a “soirée française” where there will be prizes for the best French-themed costumes. You will enjoy freshly prepared French meals and will have the opportunity to try many “spécialités de la région.”  We will travel by coach and Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen, leaving very early on the Monday morning and returning on Friday evening. You will of course need a valid passport.  More information about the château can be found on the website

Final cost £555

Activities Week 2024 – Normandy, France - 15 July to 19 July 2024

Parent meeting Thursday 2nd May 2024 in the Hall at 6pm

Please click here to complete the parental consent form for Normandy

Please click here to complete the behavioural visit contract for a residential trip

Please be reminded that the balance will need to be paid by Wednesday 27 March 2024.  If you need any assistance with ParentPay, please do not hesitate to contact the finance team on ext. 153/107 or via email

On the day you travel, you’ll need your child’s passport to both:

  • have at least 6 months left
  • be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to France. (It usually takes a significant number of weeks if you need to renew your passport). Please note that if you need to do this we would strongly suggest you do this now, parents/guardians must ensure that their child has the necessary valid travel documents in good time for departure. 

This trip will depart from Aylsham High School back car park, Bure Meadows postcode NR11 6FN, the time of departure will be confirmed at the parent information evening.

If you have any questions or queries regarding Normandy activity week, please visit our website or do not hesitate to contact the trip leader via email