School Travel Service

The London Service 

For boarders who live in London and wish to return home at the weekends, a School minibus departs Mayfield for The Old Vic Theatre at 16.45 on Friday afternoons and collects from the Old Vic at 17.00 on Sundays for the return journey. Day pupils may also use this service.

The Kent & Sussex Service

The School provides a minibus service across Sussex and Kent for our pupils. The transport schedule and times alter each academic year as we try to accommodate the needs of new pupils, though variations to existing routes cannot be guaranteed. All services are scheduled to arrive at School for 08.15 and depart at 18.10 (16:45hrs on Fridays). Costs vary for each route.

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The minibus service currently serves six areas local to the School:
 

CRANBROOK – Wadhurst, Cousley Wood, Bells Yew Green (Frant), Horsmonden, Cranbrook

EAST GRINSTEAD  – Rotherfield, Crowborough, Lye Green, Groombridge, Holtye, East Grinstead

HAWKHURST – Burwash Weald, Burwash, Etchingham Station, Hurst Green, Salehurst, Hawkhurst

HAYWARDS HEATH  - Buxted, Maresfield, Nutley, Newick, Chailey, Haywards Heath

PALEHOUSE COMMON – Cross In Hand, Blackboys, Palehouse Common

SEVENOAKS/TONBRIDGE/PENSHURST Bells Yew Green (Frant Station), Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells, Langton Green, Speldhurst, Penshurst, Bidborough, Sevenoaks

TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Tunbridge Wells, Frant Road, Warwick Park, Post Office Square, Molyneux Park Road, Boyne Park, War Memorial

  • The above routes are reviewed each year during the summer holidays.  Parents are contacted with confirmation of any changes for the coming academic year by mid-August.
  • All our minibus drivers are Professional Drivers, which means they hold a full D1 classification on their licence.  To acquire this classification, our drivers have taken an additional theory, hazard awareness and practical test.  They also attend periodic CPC training courses to keep their licence valid, in line with EU law.
  • All drivers have had DBS Enhanced checks and have regular medical checks in compliance with VOSA/ROSPA (government guidelines).
  • All our vehicles are maintained to a high standard.  Daily vehicle safety checks are carried out and we have a reporting system so that any defects are rectified immediately.

International connections

The School provides an on-demand transport service for those girls using local and international airports and rail terminals. London Gatwick is just 45 minutes’ drive from Mayfield and London Heathrow about 60 minutes. The Eurostar rail terminal at Ashford can be reached within one hour. Whenever possible, we arrange for girls to share transport to and from these terminals, and thus also share the cost.

Key Contact

Travel Co-ordinator: Mrs Jacqueline Attoe

Email: jattoe@mayfieldgirls.org

Tel: (01435) 874662