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Airport Transfers to and from Bloxham School

Minibus Airport Transfers
The school offers airport transfers to London Heathrow on the last day of each term and on the day before the first day of term. The cost of this service is included in the overseas students’ fees. Transfers to and from other airports can be arranged with taxis, coach or train, but would incur an additional fee. The school also offers one airport transfer to and from Heathrow for Exeat or bank holiday weekends. Alternatively, there are frequent independent airport transfer bus or train services between all London airports, should students fly into another destination and wish to meet the school transport at London Heathrow. This should be arranged by parents and the school must be advised well in advance.

Departures
Minibuses will leave at the times and dates stated below. This has been put in place to allow parents to book flights in advance and avoid children having long waits at the airport. If your flight is booked outside the times listed below, or from an airport other than London Heathrow, an alternative arrangement such as coach, train or taxi may be required and will need to be booked by parents or guardians. Please use these helpful links: National Express coaches & Train line

Arrivals
On the day before the first day of term (the day boarders are due to return), we will arrange to collect students at the five Heathrow Terminals. The student are to contact the driver on landing to confirm the pick-up location. Should an incoming flight be delayed, either holding the departure of the school minibus or arranging a taxi will be considered.

Unaccompanied Minors
Depending on the airline destination and the age of the child traveling, your child may qualify as an unaccompanied minor. It is the parent's responsibility to fill out the relevant paper work for the airline and to forward all the paper work to the child's Housemaster, again, well in advance of the date of flying.

Most airlines require an escort to wait with the child until their flight has taken off. We can arrange for an escort, however there will be an additional cost for the time the escort has to wait.

Flight Information
Please ensure that both outgoing and return flight information, including your child's contact mobile number for the return journey, is sent to Phil Smithson the Transport Manager (transport@bloxhamschool.com) and your Child's Housemaster/mistress at least five days before the holiday starts (see information required below).

Minibus transfer information, timings, name of the driver and their contact number will be distributed to the students, parents and Housemasters prior to the holidays.

Transfer request
Should your child requires airport transport, please fill in this online form. Minibus transfer information, timings, name of the driver and their contact number will be distributed to the students, parents and Housemasters prior to the holidays.

Minibuses
Due to the limited number of seats on our minibuses, student baggage is restricted to 1 x average size suit case and 1 x hand baggage per person. If exceeded, baggage could be left at the airport or School in order to allow students on the minibus.

Minibus departure timings for the academic year of 2017/18:
Please bear in mind that an additional two hours (required prior to the flights) has been added to the timings.

Summer Term
End of Summer Term 
• Friday 29 June 2018, minibus 1 leaves 10:00 arrive LHR 11:30 for flights from 13:30 onwards
• Friday 29 June 2018, minibus 2 leaves 14:45 arrives LHR 16:15 for flights from 17:45 onwards

Minibus departure timings for the academic year of 2018/19:
Please bear in mind that an additional two hours (required prior to the flights) has been added to the timings.

Michaelmas Term 2018
• Thursday 6th September 2018, collection LHR 16:00-17:00hrs and 19:00-20:00hrs
Half Term School ends at 16:00
• Saturday 20th October 2018, minibus 1 leave 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights from 16:30 onwards
• Saturday 20th October 2018, minibus 2 leave 16:00 arrive LHR 17:30 for flights from 19:30 onwards
• Sunday 4th November 2018, collection LHR 16:00-17:00hrs and 19:00-20:00hrs
End of Term School ends at 13:00
• Saturday 15th December 2018, minibus 1 leave 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights from 16:30 onwards
• Saturday 15th December 2018, minibus 1 leave 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights from 16:30 onwards
Lent Term
• Monday 7th January 2019, collection LHR 16:00-17:00hrs and 19:00-20:00hrs
Half Term School ends at: 18:00 (leave early because being a Friday I need the driver back for 18:00 + M25 traffic) 
• Friday 15th February, minibus 1 leave 12:00 arrives LHR 13:30 for flights15:30 onwards
• Friday 15th February, minibus 2 leave 12:00 arrives LHR 13:30 for flights15:30 onwards
• Sunday 24th February, collection 16:00-17:00hrs and 19:00-20:00hrs
End of Lent Term School ends at 16:00
• Saturday 30th March 2019, minibus 1 leave 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights from 16:30 onwards
• Saturday 30th March 2019, minibus 2 leaves 16:00 arrives LHR 17:30 for flights from 19:30 onwards
Summer Term
• Monday 22nd April 2019, collection 16:00-17:00hrs and 19:00-20:00hrs
Bank Holiday Lessons ends after sports commitments (approx. 4pm)
• Saturday 4th May 2019, minibus 1 leave 16:00 arrives LHR 17:30 for flights from 19:30 onwards
Monday 6th May 2019, collection 16:00-17:00hrs
Half Term Lessons ends at 15:30
• Saturday 25th May 2019, minibus 1 leave 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights from 16:30 onwards
• Saturday 25th May 2019, minibus 2 leaves 15:30 arrives LHR 17:00 for flights from 19:00 onwards
• Sunday 2nd June 2019, Collection 16:00-17:00hrs and 19:00-20:00hrs
End of Summer Term Lessons ends at 16:30 (leave early because being a Thursday or Friday I need the driver back for 18:00 + M25 traffic) 
• Friday 28th June 2019, minibus 1 leave LHR12:00 arrives LHR 13:30 for flights15:30 onwards
• Friday 28th June 2019, minibus 1 leave LHR12:00 arrives LHR 13:30 for flights15:30 onwards
OR
• Saturday 29th June 2019, minibus 1 leave 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights from 16:30 onwards
• Saturday 29th June 2019, minibus 2 leaves 16:00 arrives LHR 17:30 for flights from 19:30 onwards

Information required  
Should your child requires airport transport, please fill in this online form

Half term School ends 16:00

·         Saturday 20th October minibus  1 leaves 13:00 arrive LHR 14:30 for flights 16:30 onwards

·         Saturday 20th October minibus 2 leaves16:00 arrive LHR 19:30 for flights 16:30 onwards

  • Phil Smithson

    Phil Smithson

    Transport Manager

    Phil is happy to provide further information on any of our minibus services and can be contacted at 01295 724327 or 07717858502

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