Getting here

Please find below details of how to get to St Paul’s School for parents, pupils and visitors.

A downloadable map of how to get here is available here.

Access on foot 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.

Pupils travelling to school

Most pupils at St Paul’s Juniors are brought to school by their parents but some 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 pupils at St Paul’s School make their own way — 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.

Arrangements during Hammersmith Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge remains closed for the foreseeable future to traffic, but has now reopened to pedestrians and cyclists. The shuttle buses launched during the bridge’s complete closure, therefore will run only for the first week of the Autumn Term 2021 (from Friday 3 September – Friday 10 September) and then cease. Shuttle buses can be restarted again within 48 hours should the bridge close again.

We continue to monitor the service during the closure and parents are updated through regular emails. We also advise that pupils, parents and visitors check TFL routes to the school for changes on a weekly basis. Please contact if further information is required.


Pupils or visitors may cycle to school and cycle racks are available around the site. We advise that pupils who cycle wear helmets and high visibility garments at all times on their journey to and from school and lock their bikes away securely in a cycle rack.

Driving and Parking

Car parks are available for parents and visitors.  Car parking attendants will be on hand at all times if you have any queries. A map is available here.

Public transport

From Hammersmith

Hammersmith is currently served by the District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith and City tube lines.  The 553 runs to the school from Hammersmith Bus Station every 6-9 minutes and takes around 30 minutes.

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 or 419 to St Paul’s.

For up to date information, please visit the Transport for London website or to book train tickets, you could visit Trainline.

School buses

St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Juniors use Kura 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.

Since September 2021, a number of flexi boarding places have been available for senior pupils in the newly refurbished West House. This provision is for pupils who want to board for two or three nights a week and will be perfect for those who have a very long commute, an after-school or early morning activity, or whose parents are away for a period of time. To read more or enquire about flexi boarding, please click here.

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