Our extensive Coach and Minibus Services makes the School accessible to as many girls as possible from across London.
ROUTES AND STOPS
To identify which route is closest to your home please follow the links below to the Main, Early and Late coach routes and stops.
On the top left, in the red panel, click on the Search Magnifier (magnifying glass icon) to enter your postcode. Clicking on the stop nearest your home will provide you with details of the Route Number, Name and the Stop Name, which you can give to the Transport Team to check to see if there are spaces available on the coaches.
Please note: This is a private bus service for the use of North London Collegiate staff and pupils only and members of the public cannot, and do not, use the service.
From September 2023 the fares will be as follows:
Return journeys = £2,600 pa
Single journeys (am or pm) = £2,081 pa
We offer a 50% discount to girls starting in Reception for the Autumn term only and a 50% discount to girls in Years 11 and 13 for the Summer Term only whilst they are taking their exams.
All other services are charged for a full week and for a full term.
The School operates two ‘late’ coach services to Potters Bar and Baker Street. There is an additional supplement of £9.50 per journey for the ‘late’ coach services, which is charged in arrears.
There are currently no charges for the shuttle buses.
The schedule for each route is shown below with timings and Google Map and Street views:
The start times for the morning coaches vary depending on the length of the route but all aim to reach the School by 8.20-8.25 am. Station 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.
We also run late shuttle-bus services to Harrow on the Hill and Harrow & Wealdstone stations in the evenings (Monday to Thursday).
‘Early’ afternoon coaches for Junior School pupils leave at 3.35 pm or 3.40 pm (unless they are involved in a club in which case students in Years 3-7 can use the ‘main’ coach service). An adult chaperone rides with each of the early coaches.
The ‘main’ coach service in the afternoon departs at 4.15 pm.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: AM & PM
(SENIOR SCHOOL ONLY)
MAIN COACH ROUTES: AM & PM
‘EARLY’ AFTERNOON ROUTES: PM ONLY
(JUNIOR SCHOOL ONLY)
|E1-3 – St John’s Wood
|E2 – Belsize Village
|E4 – Northwood
‘LATE’ EVENING ROUTES: PM ONLY
* Please note that the specific routes through the areas covered by the coach service may change from year to year.
For general enquiries regarding the coach services, please contact the Operations Team on 020 8951 6490 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
NLCS: North London Collegiate School 020 8951 6490
Kura: Kura.com 020 3198 1499
We use the Kura App 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.
What time does school begin?
The doors open at 8.30am for the First School and girls can be dropped off between 8.30am and 8.45am. The Lower School girls can be dropped off between 8.15 – 8.30am and registration is at 8.40am.
How old do the girls have to be before they can use the coach service?
Reception children can use the ‘main’ coach routes in the morning and the ‘early’ routes in the afternoon as soon as they are settled in school and a ‘coach pal’ has been identified. This usually takes a couple of weeks.
Who looks after the girls on the coach?
The coach team works closely with the Junior School staff to identify a ‘coach pal’ (i.e. a girl from Y5 or above) who will look after the First School girl on the coach in the morning. The coach pal will ensure your daughter is seated and belted up. She will escort her to the First School and hand her over to the staff. Many lovely relationships (and babysitters!) arise from the coach pal system.
Can my daughter travel on the coach if she has a serious medical condition that requires her to use an auto injector?
The ‘early’ coach services in the afternoon have an adult chaperone who will be able to assist your daughter. However, if your daughter cannot self-administer her auto injector, as a safety precaution, your daughter cannot travel on the ‘main’ coach services until she is able to do so. If you require any further advice on whether your daughter is ready to travel independently, please contact the Operations Team.
Is the school accessible by tube?
The school is within walking distance of Edgware, Canons Park or Stanmore stations.
There is a minibus shuttle service from the Edgware and Stanmore stations in the mornings and from school to Edgware and Canons Park tube stations from 4.30pm in the afternoons.
Parents/carers can then accompany the girls to school on the tube and then they can be chaperoned on the minibus and escorted into the First School in the mornings.
What time does the school day end?
The First School day ends at 3.10pm. Girls with sisters in the Lower School may wait in their classrooms until 3.20pm. Girls using the afternoon coach service home, are collected by the escort at 3.20pm. The Lower School day ends at 3.25pm and After School Clubs end at 4.00pm.
Are there any after school activities for the First School?
Year Two girls are able to have small group recorder or violin lessons after school. They may also wait in the late room until 4.00pm if they have a sister in a Lower School club.
Can my daughter wait for her older sibling and use the 4.15pm coaches?
Girls in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 cannot travel home at this time, but from Year 3 girls can use the ‘main’ coach services to get home if they have been to an After School Club, or if their destination is not covered by an ‘early’ coach, or if they are waiting for an older sibling and have attended After School Care which operates from 4.00pm- 5.30pm. Year 3 girls will not be escorted on this service.