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Château de Sauveterre Château de Sauveterre

A term of cultural and linguistic education in the South of France

Spring Term

Term: January - March
Length: 9 Weeks
Half term break: 1 week (February) - Sauveterre Ski Trip
Trust Schools: Cothill House & Mowden Hall School, Year 7
Open to Girls & Boys, Year 6-8 - Any school.

The Spring Term begins in January and welcomes the remaining boys from the Cothill House Year 7 cohort, along with the girls and boys from Mowden Hall School. The Spring term is also open to both girls and boys from any school and is the shortest of the 3 terms, being 9 weeks in total. The timing and length of term usually means it is the least disruptive to Common Entrance preparation and examinations, and subsequently our most subscribed.

The students who are lucky enough to join us during the Spring term, will get to experience the breathtaking views of the snow-capped Pyrenees right from our grounds. This view certainly gets the students and staff excited about the highlight of the term - the Sauveterre school ski trip. The ski trip takes place during the half term in February, at the prestigious Spanish ski resort Baqueira-Beret. The resort is only a 2 hour drive from Sauveterre and offers amazing skiing for all levels of skiers. Although the trip is not compulsory, it comes highly recommended, as it is such a wonderful bonding experience for all who are a part of it.

Some other highlights include the opportunity to go to Les Petits As, which is a premier junior tennis tournament, essentially the U14 World Championship, held in France. The students will likely see future tennis stars play - past finalists include, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters. We also spend a weekend with the Caousou School from Toulouse, getting to know children of the same age and hopefully creating lasting relationships.

By the end of term, the students are enjoying some wonderful Spring weather and before we know it, we are packing bags and on route back to the UK.

If your child is outside of one of the Trust Schools but would like to attend Sauveterre during the Spring term, please click here to find out more and register your interest.

“My son relished visiting all the nearby towns including Auch, Lombez, Samatan plus Toulouse, and the highlight must have been skiing in Baqueira!”