West Buckland organises a pick-up and drop-off service from London Heathrow Terminal 5 at the start and end of every term and half term. Our buses will drop-off at London Heathrow Terminal 5 the day after school finishes and collect for the return journey to school the day before school resumes. The cost of this transport is included in the school fees and parents should book flights to arrive within the times that our buses will be at Heathrow, as shown on the Transport Schedule.
For new students joining Year 12 each September, they should arrange to arrive a day earlier than other students to ensure they are able to attend our Sixth Form Induction which is always held the day before school resumes.
Transport from other UK airports and student travel arrangements outside of usual school term dates
For students using other UK airports, the school can arrange transport that will meet students on their arrival and return them at the end of term. This service is also available to short stay boarders who may be arriving and departing outside of the usual school term dates. There is a charge for this service and arrangements must be made in advance by contacting the school.
When booking flights, we would ask parents to check with their airline on restrictions for younger students who may fall into the Unaccompanied Minor category. Special arrangements may be needed to ensure that the students are able to travel unaccompanied. If your child is travelling as an ‘Unaccompanied Minor’ you must make arrangements for the guardian to accompany your child at the airport.