Bryanston School is near the small Georgian Town of Blandford Forum in a beautiful part of North Dorset in the south west of England, and is about 30 minutes’ drive from Poole, the nearest railway station. Please be aware that Covid-19 capacity restrictions may apply to the various forms of transport at the time of the summer school. We will monitor these and apply them in liaison with the transport companies.

Please complete the Travel section of the Application Form with all the details of your intended travel and coach booking requirements as early as possible and by the 1st of July at the latest so that coaches can be booked and seats reserved where required. All the offered transfers are subject to sufficient demand so may be amalgamated or cancelled. Philip Wake will inform all those that have booked after analysing the data after the 1st July booking deadline. This year, rather than pre-selecting a Regional airport to offer transport from/to, we will assess the demand after bookings are made and decide what transport to organise. Please provide the name of the airport in the Terminal field when booking.

Coach times and prices for 2023 are shown below.

2023 Coach or minibus transfers – Times and Prices:

Transport Code Journey Date Dep Time Price £
A1 Advance party Poole Stn – Bryanston 19/8 1245 0
A2 Ldn Victoria Stn to  Bryanston 20/8 1100 52
A3 LGW (N) to Bryanston 20/8 1000 45
A4 LGW (S) to Bryanston 20/8 1300 45
A5 LHR T2 to Bryanston 20/8 1000 45
A6 LHR T2 to Bryanston 20/8 1300 45
A7 Regional Airport to Bryanston 20/8 1300 50
A8 Poole Stn to Bryanston 20/8 1300 18
DT2 Bryanston to Poole Stn – Teacher Trainees 25/8 1300 18
A9 Weekend Visitors from Poole Stn 25/8 1800 18
D1 Bryanston to LGW (S) 27/8 0800 54
D2 Bryanston to LHR T2 27/8 0800 45
D3 Bryanston to Ldn Victoria Stn 27/8 0930 52
D4 Bryanston to LGW (S) 27/8 0930 54
D5 Bryanston to LHR T2 27/8 0930 45
D6 Bryanston to Regional Airport 27/8 0930 50
D7 Bryanston to Poole Stn 27/8 0945 18
D8 Clear-up party Bryanston to Poole Stn 27/8 1245 0

Travelling by air We will provide coach transport from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports direct to Bryanston on the morning of the arrival day departing from the airports at about 10:00 and 13:00 (exact times depending on demand & flight arrival times). Under 5 year olds go free. The return coaches will leave Bryanston at 0930 on the departure day arriving at the airports at about 12 noon – prices are the same as the arrival coaches. Please try to book flights that land at least an hour and a half before the coach times on the arrival day and that depart after 14:30 on the departure. Coaches to Gatwick and Heathrow at 08:00 for earlier flight departures on the departure day will only be arranged if there is sufficient demand. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT DELAYS AT THE AIRPORTS DUE TO ADDITIONAL CHECKS BEING CARRIED OUT BY BORDER FORCE. Please book earlier flights than usual, if at all possible.

The Heathrow and Gatwick arrival coaches are subject to there being sufficient demand for two coaches at each airport. In the event of low bookings, we reserve the right to cancel the earlier coach and combine all the bookings into the later coach.

Coach / Minibus transfers from / to Regional Airports (Bristol, Southampton, Bournemouth) may also be offered, subject to sufficient demand, with under 5 year olds free – departure times will be 13:00 on the arrival day and 09:30 on the departure day. Please indicate your airport in the detailed flight information fields.

Travelling from London We will provide a coach from Victoria Station leaving at 11:00 to Bryanston and return coach to Victoria Station leaving Bryanston at 09:30. Under 5 year olds free.

Travelling by train The best train station for Bryanston is Poole. This is a 30 minutes’ drive from the school and we offer a bus service to meet the 10:35 train leaving London Waterloo mainline terminus on the arrival day, arriving Poole at 12:50. The minibus price is shown above per person each way with under 5 year olds free. There are taxis available at Salisbury Station at a cost of around £50-60 to Bryanston School if you prefer that route.

Travelling by road For SATNAV use DT11 0PX. Bryanston school is outside Blandford Forum on the A354 Salisbury to Dorchester road. The entrance to the school is through an arch off West Street, Blandford. A long driveway leads through the woods to the main building.

If you need advice on travel arrangements, please call Philip Wake on 0044 7801 482346.

Further details including train and coach times will be sent out with the joining instructions.