At North Bridge House, we provide various Home-to-School Coach services to actively reduce the number of cars used by parents on their home to school journeys, as well as our own Inter-Site Shuttle to ease parents’ dilemma of multiple school drop-offs.
We have five Home-to-School coaches, each with their own route and timetable, in order to serve as many of our pupils are possible. Our coach service is widely used across the North Bridge House group, as is our Inter-Site Shuttle service, which was extended in 2012 to meet the requirements of an increasing number of families with children at more than one North Bridge House site.
We are proud to offer a free inter-site shuttle service, to help ease collection of children from multiple North Bridge House sites.
Shuttle service routes:
|Shuttle 1||Nursery/Pre-Prep – Prep (returning in the afternoon)|
|Shuttle 2 Morning||Prep – Senior – Nursery/Pre-Prep – Prep (our very own Circle line!)|
|Shuttle 3||Prep – Nursery/Pre-Prep (returning in the afternoon)|
The North Bridge House coach service has been specifically tailored to meet the demands of our catchment area. We analyse postcode data to produce routes that serve as many of the student body as is possible. Coaches run from locations around North London to North Bridge House Prep, from which a Shuttle runs to the Nursery/Pre-Prep. Home-to-school coaches are only available for Prep, Pre-Prep and Nursery students (age 4 and above).
The cost of using the coach service is £285* per term for either the morning or afternoon and £505* per term for a return service. The morning times given are departure times and the afternoon times given are arrival times. Parents must ensure that they arrive in good time to meet the coach as it will be unable to wait.
* These prices apply to the 2020-21 academic year only and may be reviewed thereafter.
COVID-19 Update: We are currently in discussion with Naughtons our coach provider with regards to safe transportation in line with government guidance (details to follow in due course).
Coach service routes:
|Coach A||Willesden - Cricklewood - Brondesbury - Kilburn Park - Maida Vale - St Johns Wood - NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue||Full Timetable|
|Coach B (afternoon only)||NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue - Haverstock Hill - Finchley Road - Golders Green - Hendon - Finchley Central||Full Timetable|
|Coach CB (morning only)||East Finchley - Hampstead Garden Suburb - West Heath - Finchley Road - Haverstock Hill - NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue||Full Timetable|
|Coach C (afternoon only)||NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue - Finchley Road - West Heath - Hampstead Garden Suburb - East Finchley||Full Timetable|
|Coach D||Muswell Hill - Crouch End - Archway - Highgate - Kentish Town - NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue||Full Timetable|
|Coach E||Finsbury Park - Highbury - Canonbury - Islington - Camden Park Rd - NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue||Full Timetable|
We realise that extra-curricular activities often mean that our pupils are unable to make the most of our School Coaches. Therefore, we offer a Late Coach which is available to all Prep school students who are registered to use an afternoon coach (for free) or shuttle service (£5 per trip fee).
Booking the Late Coach is easy – simply contact the Prep school by 2pm on the day of travel. You are able to book a place for all weeks that after school clubs are in operation, so please let us know if you would like to make a permanent booking. If you decide to cancel the place, please contact the Prep school by 4pm on the day of travel. Bookings for the late coach will open at the beginning of the Autumn Term.
Late Coach service routes:
|Late Coach||NBH Prep Gloucester Avenue – Haverstock Hill – Finchley Road – West Heath – Hampstead Garden Suburb – East Finchley||Full Timetable|
Transport Terms & Conditions and Codes of Conduct
Please read the Terms & Conditions and Codes of Conduct carefully as these have changed for September 2020/2021:
Coach and Shuttle Bookings
Coach and Shuttle service booking is now open. A new online form MUST be completed by 10th July 2020 if a student wishes to continue using the service in the following Autumn term. If a new form is not submitted it will be assumed that the service is not required and your child will not be allocated a place on the coach.
Please click on the shuttle bus or coach options below and complete the form to book a place for your child on the service.
Should you have any queries, please contact our School Transport Coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org.