Travel arrangements

Even though it is parents’ responsibility to get students to and from school, the school assists in making travel arrangements to train stations so that students may share transport where possible. However, this applies only at the ¼ term, ½ term, ¾ term breaks and at the end of term. It does not apply to travel to appointments (however if the appointment has been made by the Health Centre travel will be arranged) or to weekly boarders’ travel, other than at the official exeats. Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent and payments for such arrangements must be made direct to the travel company.

It is expected that parents try to arrange travel times after the normal school day i.e. 3.40pm to avoid unauthorised absences, but if this is not possible, then any student leaving or arriving outside of the accepted times (7.00am and before 6.00pm and the arrival times are after 6.00pm and before 8.30pm) should go to their guardian so as not to disrupt the boarding house.

Parents/Guardians are required to complete an Exeat and Weekend Permission Form to inform the school of travel arrangements for Exeat weekends and weekends when students are required to leave boarding.

Trains/Flight/Bus/Coach Tickets
The school does not purchase tickets for these and parents/guardians are required to provide these.

We can arrange taxis to the airports if parents wish. Should more than one student be travelling at the same time, the school tries to arrange for students to travel together, thus sharing the cost of the taxi between the students. However, it is not the school’s responsibility to arrange travel back from airports, the reason being that should there be any difficulties or delays with flights the office is not manned to inform the relevant taxi firms. However, if we know details of return flights we do make the taxi bookings, but parents must be aware it is their responsibility to contact the taxi firm direct if there are any problems. Transport to airports will only normally be arranged on the last school day so as to minimise unauthorised absences.

We use a number of taxi firms. The cost of travel may only be put on account at exeat weekends, you must pay direct to the taxi firm for travel at other times. These firms are as follows:-

  • Bruton & Mendip Taxis: 07984 465864
  • Chinnock Taxis: 07703 068878
  • Destination Travel: 01963 34441
  • Elite Taxis: 07566 855007

Cost of travel (school transport and/or taxis) will appear on students’ activities account at the end of term.

Updated November 2023