How does it work?

French students in England: 04 July to 18 July 2023

English students in France: 20 July to 03 August 2023

The exchange is organised by the Association Bordeaux Aquitaine Bristol, 13, Quai de la Monnaie, 33800 BORDEAUX, France. This association is acknowledged as respecting educational and safety requirements by the Rectorat (School Education Board for the Bordeaux and Aquitaine region).

The exchange concerns schoolchildren between the ages of 14 and 18. Academies and school structures from Bristol and its area may be part of the exchange as is the case for schools in Bordeaux and Aquitaine: applicants from Arcachon, Bayonne and the Landes are likely to be selected when matching is possible, hence the name of the exchange – Echanges Scolaires Bordeaux-Aquitaine-Bristol.

Application forms and information may be downloaded directly from our website: section “Exchanges/ Apply here”. When completing these forms, they should preferably be typed directly online for more clarity. Parents and children are requested to read all categories with the utmost care. Once you have completed and signed it, print the application form and give it to your French teacher or Head of Department for a comment and signature.

  • Once signed, you should send all the requested documents to our local coordinator: Mrs Eleanor Dand (see How to fill in an application form) before 6th January for us to start the pairing.
  • A girl exchanges with a girl and a boy with a boy.

If you know in advance, do tell us if your child will be away from home, a couple of days or so, on activities without his/her French partner (booked entertainment, or Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for example).

One meeting takes place in both cities before the period of exchange for parents and students to meet the accompanying staff as well as our coordinators in Bristol, Eleanor Dand, and Poppy Madaras, and the exchange director who can be contacted via email at:

Details concerning the trip itself, stay documents and useful recommendations will be given to familieswith the accompanying teachers’ names and contact details.

Note that French host parents are asked to provide a DBS check (= Extrait du casier judiciaire) and that we comply with risk assessment.

Accompanying teachers

French teachers from Bristol schools and its area will be in charge of a group of students each. They remain available to parents and students. They may be called whenever a problem occurs and are there, as interpreters in case of communication problems. They are either current or former teachers. They always come to the information meeting.

It is, of course, highly recommended you attend these meetings with your child. You will be informed when the place and time are set up.

Similarly, French teachers stay in Bristol while the French are in Bristol, entrusted with the same duties.

You may request a home visit if needed.

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Updated: 2022/08/10…………………..

How to fill in the application form


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updated: 2022/10/11