About Halsbury Languages

The company Halsbury Languages is a trading name of Halsbury Travel Ltd (you may also have known us as Acorn Educational Exchanges - same company just a new name and logo), a leading ABTA/ATOL bonded specialist School Tour Operator. Halsbury Travel was established in 1986 and has been highly successful in organising educational trips for schools:

  • General European and worldwide
  • School Tours
  • School Exchange Travel
  • Language Trips
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Ski
  • Work Experience Trips

Our senior management team include a number of former senior teachers and school managers as well as linguists and graduates who between them speak 6 different European languages.

Our permanent staff at our Head Offices in Nottingham and Regional Representatives, based around the country, are available to help and advise students, teachers and parents as necessary throughout the week during office hours from Monday-Friday and emergency and out of hours numbers are given on our answer phone service should you wish or need to contact us outside these hours.

Our Work Experience programme has been running since 1992. We have taken many thousands of students on successful work experience trips each year to France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

We very much hope that we will have the chance of taking you or students from your school or college, on one of our European Work Experience trips or Language Activity holidays in the near future.

Our bonds

Halsbury Travel is a founding member of STF, a group of leading school tour operators that promote good practice and safety in school travel. All Full Members of the STF adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards that are externally verified each year by Overcoat, the UK’s leading Health and Safety Consultancy specialising in Travel.
Visit www.schooltravelforum.com for more info.

Halsbury Travel is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) which is dedicated to raising standards of quality, safety, service and financial security. You can be sure that when you book with Halsbury Travel all your arrangements will be in the best possible hands. You are protected financially by our ABTA bond.Visit www.abta.com for more info.

For your complete peace of mind the air tours and flights arranged by Halsbury Travel are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Visit www.atol.org.uk if you want to know more.Halsbury Travel Ltd. Registered No. 2002208 Also trading as Acorn Educational Exchanges and HT Ski.

Health and safety policy

The Directors of Halsbury Languages regard safety as paramount and must take precedence over all other objectives. They have assumed responsibility for the development and implementation of the Safety Management System to ensure that all reasonable measures are taken so that clients are assured of a high level of safety throughout all of its tour programmes.

Risk assessment

If you are going abroad with a school group and worried about completing a risk assessments for schools, you can get more advice on our parent web site, where you can also download stf’s “Demystifying risk assessments” guide.

Insurance Policy

Insurance statements can be found here