Transport

A great number of our students live some distance from the school, certainly too far to walk.

  • Parents should ensure that students know their own way to and from school by public transport should this ever be necessary.

  • Enquiries can be made at local railway stations about rail season tickets to Swanley or Dartford.

  • Your Education Authority may pay for transport to the School  and if you feel you qualify you should apply direct to them.

  • London Borough Residents should contact Transport for London - Tel: 0207 222 1234 or via their website https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/travel-for-under-18s. (London free ‘Oyster’ Cards apply on some Public Transport Routes through Dartford (to Bluewater)

  • Young Person's Travel Pass scheme for Kent resident students on public transport is now fully operational  and further details can be found on the KCC internet site www.kent.gov.uk

A comprehensive list of transport options, including private coaches is available at www.nkst.co.uk/transinf.html   (including a link to various options from most of the areas where students live)

The following is a précis of the information available on the website;

ARRIVA Public Transport buses service all the schools from various areas and details of routes and weekly/monthly bus passes can be obtained from Arriva offices, or on their web site(www.arrivabus.co.uk).

WEST KENT BUSES (www.westkentbuses.co.uk), GO-COACH (www.go-coach.co.uk), and 1ST BUS STOP (www.1stbusstop.co.uk/route-4/) all run dedicated School Public Transport buses, which accept Kent Freedom Passes, from various KCC Areas to Dartford and Wilmington, and full details are available on their websites.

A parent organised private coach service also runs to the Wilmington Grammar Schools from the following Essex areas; Thurrock, Stanford Le Hope, Fobbing, East Tilbury, Grays & Chafford Hundred.  Contact information is available on NKST website under 'transport information' and will also be included on the transport leaflet sent to you by the school when you are offered a place.

Transport Documents Date  
Leaflet Bus to school with Arriva Wilmington Academy.pdf 25th Aug 2016 Download