KCC Home to School Transport Guidance

To qualify for free school transport a child must attend their nearest appropriate school for transport purposes and that school must be over the statutory distance from their home. Free school transport will not be provided where a child only fulfils one of these criteria. The following guidance sets out Kent County Council’s obligations to provide Home to School Transport to children living in Kent who are eligible to receive transport assistance:

KCC Home to School Transport Guidance 2023/24


Transport Options

The Kent Connected website is a great way to find out about the different transport options available to your child - from cycling and walking routes available to public transport routes and times and car sharing. Just simply put in where your child is travelling from and their school name or road and you’ll be presented with a range of travel options.

Kent Connected Website


The railway station at Sandwich is within easy walking distance of the school. Students can travel south to Deal and Dover, or north to Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate. Trains leave approximately every 30 minutes. Travel is via the Ramsgate to Dover line, operated by National Rail.

For up-to-date rail information telephone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit:

National Rail

Southeastern Trains can be contacted by phone or via their website:

Southeastern Trains



The following documents provide information about the bus services that are available:

Below is a link to Stagecoach's Kent school buses information page that contains a lot of useful resourses including information on bus passes, fares, a journey planner and a parent FAQ;

Stagecoach Kent school buses information page

NEW X1 (Deal) Timetable - Sept 23

Bus Times

Contacts for Service ProvidersStagecoach Bus Timetable NEW 2023


Car Parking

For the safety of our students and the wellbeing of all members of our community, we ask that visitors to the site observe parking restrictions and respect our neighbours.

Parking ResponsiblyZigzag Lines