Ashford School is a five minute walk from Ashford International Station, providing easy access to SouthEastern rail services (trains to Hastings, Rye, Sturry, Canterbury, Maidstone, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Kings Hill, Dover and Folkstone) and Eurostar services (trains to Paris, Lyon, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne and Frankfurt).
We are 37 minutes from London (Kings Cross/St Pancras) via the High Speed 1 rail link with alternative access via Victoria, Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East.
Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and City airports are 60-90 minutes away by car.
We operate buses to and from Ashford School from Tenterden, Folkestone, Aldington, Maidstone and Biddenden (morning only) and Faversham, with a selection of stops along the way. We also operate shuttle buses between the Senior School site and the Prep School site.
Our buses are operated by trained staff who monitor behaviour and work closely with the school’s Estates Department. The shuttle buses are supervised by an additional staff member with the exception of the shuttle at 5.30pm.
All local collections within Ashford are £2.20. Services to outlying villages/towns are charged at a £2.50 base rate up to five miles. Any additional miles are charged at 23p per mile. There is a free shuttle service which runs between the Prep and Senior sites.
Faversham Bus Route:
Faversham M2/A251 Junction > Challock - Halfway House > Boughton Aluph - Cricket Green > Orchard Heights > Great Chart > Ashford School
Folkestone Bus Route:
Folkestone - Coolinge Road > Hythe - Seabrook Road > Hythe - Bell Pub > Saltwood - Brockhill Road > Junction 11 Services > Aldington - Evegate > Ashford School
Tenterden Bus Route:
Wittersham - Swan Inn > Small Hythe > Tenterden Cricket Ground > Tenterden Town Hall / Paydens > Tenterden Homewood > St Michaels - The Fat Ox >
St Michaels - The Crown > London Beach > High Halden > Bethersden > Great Chart > Ashford School
Maidstone / Biddenden Bus Route: (Currently operates in the morning only - contact us for more information)
Maidstone Parkway > Cranbourne Road > Biddenden > Great Chart > Ashford School
Local Collection / Drop Off
Points include Cannon Woods Way, Little Burton, Orchard Heights, Park Farm, Kingsnorth, Knights Park, Stanhope, Singleton
The shuttle bus between East Hill and Great Chart is a free service. Charges are added to school bills termly in advance and a term's notice must be given of changes in use.
For further information on routes and charges or if you would like your child to start using the Ashford School bus service, please contact Darren Pallett on 01233 739048.