Getting here

Travelling to school

Most pupils at St Paul’s Juniors are brought to school by their parents but some, along with many of our older pupils, make their own way, travelling by bike, tube or bus. Pupils need to arrive before 8.20am and be registered with their Form Tutor by 8.30am.

Many senior pupils at St Paul’s School make their own way — perhaps being dropped off by a parent or travelling by bike, tube or bus. We also run some school buses. Pupils need to arrive before 8.30am and be registered with their tutor by 8.35am.

Access via the Hammersmith Bridge Gate and St Hilda’s Gate is only possible at the following times: Monday to Friday 7am – 9.15am and 3.40pm – 6pm. The main entrance on Lonsdale Road is open from 5am – 11pm, term-time only.

Arrangements during Hammersmith Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge remains closed for the foreseeable future. The school have made adjustments to bus routes and continue to monitor to improve the current service during the closure. Parents are updated through regular emails. We also advise that pupils and parents to check TFL routes to the school for changes on a weekly basis. Please contact if further information is required.


Pupils may cycle to school, locking their bikes securely away in a cycle rack. We advise that pupils who cycle wear helmets and high visibility garments at all times on their journey to and from school.

Driving and Parking

Car parks are available for parents wishing to drop their sons off at school. Car parking attendants will be on hand at all times if you have any queries. A map is available here.

School buses and public transport

Interested in using a school bus? From September 2019, both St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Juniors will be using to provide home to school coach transport. Details of the services available include:

  • Surrey service – St Paul’s Senior School
  • North London service – St Paul’s Senior School
  • East Finchley/Golders Green service – St Paul’s Juniors
  • Notting Hill/Holland Park service – St Paul’s Juniors
  • St John’s wood/Maida Vale service – St Paul’s Juniors
  • Victoria/Chelsea/Fulham service – St Paul’s Juniors
  • Wimbledon / Putney service – St Paul’s Juniors

Further details of routes and how to sign up are available here.

For St Paul’s Juniors, there are a number of additional bus services set up and run by parents.

For further information about these buses, please contact St Paul’s for senior school buses and St Paul’s Juniors for theirs.

For pupils making their own way by public transport, the TfL site is the best place to look for information.

You might also be interested in how to complete the last leg of your journey, from either Hammersmith or Barnes:

Local travel

From Hammersmith

Hammersmith is currently served by the District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith and City tube lines. It is a 20 minute walk from the station to the school site.

From Barnes

Barnes Station is served by frequent trains from Clapham, Waterloo and Richmond. You can take the 33 or 419 bus from Barnes station to St Paul’s.

Barnes Bridge Station is served by frequent trains from Waterloo, Clapham, Vauxhall and from Hounslow and Chiswick. You can take the 533, 209 or 419 to St Paul’s.

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