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, where the nearest railway station is. 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 1stJuly 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.
Travelling by air We will provide coach transport from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports direct to Bryanston on the morning of the first Sunday departing from the airports at about 10:00 and 13:00 (exact times depending on demand & flight arrival times). The price is £34 per person from Gatwick and £33 from Heathrow but under five year olds go free. The return coaches will leave Bryanston at 0930 on the last Sunday 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 before the coach times on the first Sunday and that depart after 14:30 on the last Sunday. Coaches to Gatwick and Heathrow at 08:00 for earlier flight departures on the last Sunday will be arranged if there is sufficient demand and will cost £42 per person to Gatwick and £40 per person to Heathrow.
A coach transfer from / to Bristol Airport is also offered at £30 per person each way with under 5 year olds free – departure times will be 13:00 on 16th August and 09:30 on 23rd August.
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. Cost each way is £38 per person with 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 first Sunday, arriving Poole at 12:50. The coach cost is £13 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.