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Coach Travel

The School runs an extensive coach service for more than 600 pupils at North London, which provides a popular and safe means of travelling to school. The service is far reaching, as we want to make the School accessible to as many girls as possible from across London.

The start times for the morning coaches vary depending on the length of the route but all aim to reach the School by 8.20-8.25am. Shuttle buses also operate between the School and Edgware and Stanmore tube stations in the mornings and Edgware and Canons Park tube stations in the afternoons. 

Registration takes place at 8.40 am. On those rare occasions when the coach is late, your daughter won’t miss any activities and their tutor/ teacher will catch up with them later in the day. 

‘Early’ afternoon coaches for Junior School girls leave at 3.25pm or 3.40pm (unless they are involved in a club in which case girls in Years 3-7 can use the ‘main’ coach service leaving at 4.15pm). An adult chaperone rides with each of the “early” coaches.

The ‘main’ coach service in the afternoon is used predominantly by Senior School girls and departs at 4.15pm. 

 

Coach Options for girls in different years throughout the School:

 

Mornings

Afternoons

  Shuttle Buses - (before & After -School) Main
R 1 - R22
Early 3.25pm
E1
Early 3.40pm 
E2 - E4
Main 4.15pm 
R 1 - R22

 

Reception, 

Years 1 & 2

Yes
Escorted by Parents
Yes
Escorted by Coach Pals
Yes
Chaperoned
Yes
Chaperoned
No  
Years 3 - 7 Yes
Unescorted
Yes
Unescorted
No Yes
Chaperoned
Yes
Unescorted
 
Years 8 - 13 Yes Yes No No Yes    

See further details of the routes and timings below.

* Please note that the specific routes through the areas covered by the coach service may change from year to year.

Contact information:

For general information regarding the Coach Services, please see 'Our Coach Services', 'Schedules', 'Application Forms' and 'Junior School' coach information below.

For general enquiries regarding the coach services, please contact the Transport Team on 020 8951 6490 or via email at coach@nlcs.org.uk.

Operator information:

For specific information about individual coach services on the day of travel, please use the following contact numbers or select the link to the operator’s website:

 : North London Collegiate School   020 8952 7041

BT : Bessway Travel Ltd   020 8908 0785

CH : CoachHire.com    020 3198 1499 

We use emails and texts to communicate with parents and will send a text to alert you to delays of more than 10 minutes. We monitor the actual position of all of the routes in real time as this allows us to see if they are keeping to schedule. 

Coach routes and timetables

Shuttle Bus Service: am & pm
(Senior School Only)

Shuttle buses A - D – Edgware / Stanmore / Canons Park 

Main Coach Routes: am & pm

CH

1 - Hammersmith

CH

2 - Belsize Village

CH

3 - Parliament Hill/Market Place

CH

4 - Muswell Hill

CH

5 - Totteridge

CH

6 - Southgate

CH

7 - Finchley

CH

8 - St Albans/Radlett

CH

9 - Potters Bar

CH

10 - St. John's Wood

CH

11 - Maida Vale / Queens Park

12 - South Kensington / Belgravia

13 - Highbury & Islington  

14 - Ealing / Greenford

15 - Harpenden  

BT

16 – Eastcote / Rayners Lane

BT

17 - Rickmansworth / Northwood

CH

18 - Marketplace (am only)

CH

19 - Mill Hill / Finchley   

CH 20 - Wembley

CH

21 - Golders Green

CH

 22 - Finchley / Ballards Lane  
 

 

‘Early’ Afternoon Routes: pm only
(Junior School Only)

BT

E1 – St John’s Wood

CH

E2 – Belsize Village

BT

E3 – St John’s Wood (later)

E4 – Northwood

 

Operator information:

For specific information about individual coach services on the day of travel, please use following contact numbers or select the link to the operator’s website:

 : North London Collegiate School   020 8952 7041

BT : Bessway Travel Ltd   020 8908 0785

CH : CoachHire.com    020 3198 1499  

Cost of using the coach service

Parents currently pay c. £1,200pa for single journeys (am or pm) or c. £1.700pa for return trips.

We offer pro-rata week charges only for Junior School pupils who register in advance to use the “early” coaches.  All other services are charged for a full week and for a full term.   Charges are paid termly in advance.

Junior School Travel

For further information about travel for girls in the Junior school (Reception to Year 6) please click here

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