Secondary Residential Trip to Spain

We are very excited to announce that we are organising a three night, four day residential trip to Cantabria, Spain, in May 2018.

During our stay in Bilbao, the students will get the chance to experience Spanish language and culture, away from beach resorts. Students will go on a day trip to Santander, visit the city of Bilbao and its world-famous Guggenheim Museum, which houses renowned works of art, such as Vincent van Gogh’s Mountains at Saint-Remy.  By combining many National Curriculum-linked modules of GCSE Spanish and GCSE Arts with thrilling outdoor and indoor activities, this trip is sure to provide your child with a wealth of new language and cultural experiences outside of the classroom.

Residential courses organised by the school are, of course, an optional but rewarding part of the National Curriculum.  Pupils benefit hugely from the experience, both educationally and socially and we feel certain that this European Study Tours trip, which we have chosen this year will prove to be both enjoyable and very worthwhile.

We would like to offer this opportunity to all our children from the secondary phase. (Year 7-10 are invited to go, but there are only 30 places available) The trip will take place from 17th May to 20th May 2018. We have worked hard to ensure the best deal possible.  The cost of the trip will be approximately £375.50 and includes return plane tickets, half-board accommodation and a full programme of activities. To confirm our booking, an initial non-refundable deposit of £150 will be required by Monday 5th February 2018. Please complete the form on the printer friendly version of this letter below, and return and return it to the School as soon as possible, confirming that your deposit has been paid directly into the school bank account (details overleaf). Please note that poor conduct in school leading up to the trip may result in your child’s place being withdrawn and your deposit being lost.

Payment Plan

Deposit - £150 – by Mon 5th Feb 2018

Payment 1 – £75.50 by 1st March 2018

Payment 2 - £75 by 1st April 2018

Payment 3 - £75 by 1st May 2018

There is always the option of paying the total as a lump sum.

We have detailed the trip information above and we will hold an information evening to give you more details closer to the trip and advise on spending/lunch money. In the meantime, if you wish to find out more about the ethos of European Student Tours, their programmes and safety information, please visit

Yours Sincerely,

Miss S Hyde (Assistant Head)           

Mr B Pickett (Head of MFL)

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