Paris 2020

In February 2019, the academy launched its Programme of International Visits which have been made available to students to provide them with the opportunity to engage in rich cultural and sporting experiences. Subject to interest, two international visits will be offered each academic year and take place during the Easter holidays, starting in 2020. Below are details of the trip to Paris in 2020.

Overview Of The Trip

The academy’s residential trip to Paris will not only have a cultural theme but students will also complete a number of mathematical based challenges too. The trip will take place from Saturday, 28 March to Thursday, 2 April 2020 and is open to current Year 7 and 8 students.

The trip will include:

  • Overnight accommodation (five nights) in the Explorers Hotel, Disneyland Paris including a large buffet breakfast every morning
  • Coach travel to/from and around Paris including the Channel crossing and travel insurance
  • Visits to the Cite des Sciences, Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, a tour of Stade de France, Louvre, Arch De Triomphe and Sacre Coeur
  • Two days in the Disneyland Paris park
  • Evening meals at the hotel, Hard Rock Café, Pizza Hut, in the Disney Park and at Planet Hollywood
  • A personalised souvenir hoodie

The trip is being organised through, ‘National School Travel’, an education travel expert.

The Itinerary

NB. This is provisional and subject to change. All changes will be communicated to parents/carers.

  • Saturday, 28 March 2020
    Depart from the academy at midnight and travel to Paris.
    Evening meal at the hotel.
  • Sunday, 29 March 2020
    Day in Paris sightseeing including: Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Louvre and Arch De Triomphe.
  • Monday, 20 March 2020
    Day in Paris sightseeing including: tour of Stade de France, Cite des Sciences and Sacre Coeur.
    Evening meal at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Tuesday, 31 March 2020
    Day in Disneyland.
    Dinner in the Disney Park.
    Disney in the Dark.
  • Wednesday, 1 April 2020
    Day in Disneyland.
    Dinner at Planet Hollywood.
  • Thursday, 2 April 2020
    Depart from Paris and travel back to the academy. Expected return time of approximately 10pm.

Latest News

Keep up to date with trip developments both here and on Twitter @OutwoodCity.

  • Friday, 25 March 2019 – the trip received an overwhelming response, with considerably more students expressing an interest than there are places. The academy has been able to secure sufficient additional spaces for all students wishing to take part. Letters confirming this have been posted to parents/carers.
  • Week Commencing 22 April 2019 – payment deadline reminder letters will be issued to all students.
  • Final Payment Deadline Wednesday 15th January 2020 – please take payments to the Finance Office.
  • Parent Information Evening Wednesday 15th January 2020 4.30 – 6.30pm
  • Medical Information/Consent/Contact Information Form can be found here

Dates For Your Diary

  • Friday, 1 March 2019 by 3pm – Deposit Deadline
    To secure your child’s place, the £60 non-refundable deposit must have been received by the academy’s Finance Office by this time
  • Wednesday 15th January 2020 – Parents’ Information Evening
  • Saturday, 28 March to Thursday, 2 April 2020 – The Trip!

Payment Plan

As detailed in the letters dated 25 February and 25 March 2019, below is the payment plan. Deadlines have been set by the tour provider and are therefore non-negotiable. Failure to meet the payment deadlines could result in your child losing their place on the trip. We really do not want this to be the case and ask that where meeting the deadlines presents an issue, you contact Miss Sullivan at the academy (contact details below) as soon as possible. The Principal’s decision on such matters will be final. All payments must be taken to the Finance Office which can be contacted on 0114 235 8120, option 4.

  • Friday, 17 May 2019 – £110
  • Friday, 5 July 2019 – £110
  • Friday, 4 October 2019 – £100
  • Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – £100
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – £100

The trip balance may be paid off in full; in instalments, as outlined above, or in smaller, more regular payments provided each instalment has been paid by the deadline given. Cheques should be made payable to Outwood Academy City.

What Do Students Require?

  • A valid Passport. This will be checked by the academy prior to departure
  • Included within the trip cost is travel insurance but due to the uncertainty of Brexit, we are unsure if European Health Insurance Cards (‘EHIC’) will still be valid at the time of travel. Once confirmed this will be communicated to parents/carers
  • Further details about the essential items to pack will be provided shortly

Letters To Parents

Below are copies of all letters issued to date:

Any Questions?

Contact Miss Sullivan at the academy using the below contact details:

  • Telephone: 0114 235 8120
  • Email: (your email will be passed to Miss Sullivan by a member of Reception)

NB. There may be a delay in replying due to the nature of Miss Sullivan’s role in school as a Teacher of Maths & Associate Assistant Principal but rest assured she will respond as soon as she is able to do so.