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Coach Routes

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Pupils at Shrewsbury come from all over the country and we believe this is a real strength of the School.

To support parents, the School arranges for a fleet of coaches to deliver your child to a point near where you live – and to pick them up from the same point to head back to Shrewsbury.

Coaches operate at the start and end of term, at either end of half-term and on one weekend either side of half term when the whole school is entitled to head home – what we call ‘coach weekends’. Each route has certain predetermined drop-off or collection points.  Routes are reviewed annually and may vary from one year to the next, subject to demand.

All coaches are provided by Longmynd Travel, a reputable local company. Shrewsbury School has worked with them for over 25 years. A professional chaperone service is provided on all London routes.  

Please find below details of our coach routes; please also see our Coach Routes and Timings 2023-24 which includes full details of how the coach system works, timetables, etc and Chaperone Information for arrivals at Heathrow Airport.

All Routes (2023-24)

As a result of a review of the bus routes in ST23, we have made some changes reflecting routes which did not have sufficient demand to justify a bus. Therefore with effect from 2023-24 we will no longer run Coach Route H (Hereford).

In addition, we noted that for October half term (outward) most pupils are collected by parents attending school events such as the Tuck or House Singing, and therefore while coaches are set up for the return trip, we did not feel that there was sufficient demand for the outward trip for Coaches B, C, D, E, G, K and Y. Coach L will remain in place for both legs of the October half term. If you have any questions please contact Joycelin Hoyland.

ROUTE B (Bowdon, Greater Manchester)

Newcastle-under-Lyme (Golf Club) – Congleton (‘Wagon and Horses’) – Alderley Edge (‘Est Est Est’) – Wilmslow (‘Boddington & Dragon' formerly ‘Boddington Arms’) – Bowdon (Assembly Rooms)

ROUTE C (Cambridge and Ipswich)

Corley Service Station – Kettering A14 BP Services (Outbound/east NN15 1RW; Inbound/west NN14 1RW) – Cambridge Services (Boxworth) – Ipswich (Copdock Services)

ROUTE D (Derby and Doncaster)

Shenstone Island (Shrewsbury side) – Barton-u-Needwood (A38 Travelodge outbound/north DE13 8EH; inbound/south DE13 8ED) – Derby (McDonald's – Markeaton Roundabout) – M1 J25 (‘Holiday Inn’) – Doncaster North Services (Junction M18/M180)

ROUTE E (Liverpool)

Chester (Sainsbury’s) – Ellesmere Port (Sainsbury’s) – Liverpool (Mercury Court)

ROUTE G (Bristol and Taunton)

Kidderminster (Esso Garage) – Ombersley (Bus stop on A4133 (School Bank) on outward, The King's Arms on return) – M5 J9 (Ashchurch Business Centre just off A438 towards Stowe) – M5 J11A - 12 (Gloucester Services North/Southbound) – Gordano Services – Taunton Deane Services.

ROUTE K (Kendal and Carlisle)

Whitchurch – Charnock Richard Services – M6 J31 (Tickled Trout Hotel) – Lancaster Services – M6 J36 (Parking area behind Crooklands Garage on A65)  – M6 J38 Tebay Services – M6 J42 BP Garage (Carlisle)

ROUTE L (London)

Warwick Services – Cherwell Valley Services – High Wycombe (M40 J4 - Wycombe Sports Centre) – Heathrow 

ROUTE Y (Wetherby)

M56 J9 (McDonalds) – Birch Services – Hartshead Moor Services – Wetherby Services

How to Book

Coach Bookings for the term ahead are available online (via My School Portal) during the preceding holiday. 

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