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 the local areas below in the mornings and the afternoons
to the School:
 

Daily Travel Service – Mornings

Battle – Battle, Blackboys (via Heathfield)

Cranbrook – Sissinghurst, Horsmonden, Brenchley, Matfield, Bells Yew Green

East Grinstead – Coleman’s Hatch, Holtye, Groombridge, Lye Green, Crowborough

Hawkhurst – Hawkhurst, Flimwell, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Best Beech

Haywards Heath – Newick, Nutley, Maresfield, Buxted

Penshurst – Penshurst, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells

Tonbridge – Tonbridge, Bidborough, Speldhurst, Langton Green, Crowborough

Tunbridge Wells – St James’ Church, Boyne Park, Molyneux Park Road, Post Office Square, Frant Road
 

Daily Travel Service – Afternoons

Battle – Best Beech, Wadhurst, Flimwell, Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Bodium, Battle

Cranbrook – Bells Yew Green, Matfield, Brenchley, Sissinghurst

East Grinstead – Crowborough, Lye Green, Groombridge, Holtye, Lewes Road (B2110)

Haywards Heath – Buxted, Maresfield, Nutley

Penshurst – Frant Road, Spa Hotel, Langton Green, Speldhurst, Penshurst

Tunbridge Wells – Warwick Park, Post Office Square, Boyne Park, Molyneux Park Road, War Memorial, St James’ Church,  Queens Road

  • 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