Travel

At Mount Kelly we understand that sending your child to school overseas is a big decision and our Pupil Travel team are here to do everything that they can to make the journey planning as easy as possible.


End of Lent Term & Start of Summer Term 2024

Dear Parents,

Please note this School Travel Form is to be completed for ALL boarders, regardless of whether they are leaving the UK at the end of term or remaining in the country.

Please submit your requests using the link to the Travel Form on the Mount Kelly website or the link below:

Travel Form | End of Lent Term & Start of Summer Term 2024

More general transport enquiries can be made by email to pupiltravel@mountkelly.com

Please note the following:

  • End of Lent Term outbound Travel Day (boarders depart) is Friday 22 March 2024
  • Start of Summer Term inbound Travel Day (boarders return) is Monday 15 April 2024
  • School arranged transport cannot be guaranteed for boarders who travel outside of the official travel days and additional costs incurred will be recharged to school fee accounts
  • For outbound flights, please book early evening departures and, for inbound flights, early morning arrivals.
  • Travel requests must please be submitted by Sunday 3 March 2024 at the latest. Unfortunately, requests for transport submitted after this deadline cannot be guaranteed.

Pupils with flight reservations will have priority on school arranged transport, however, should seats be available these can be filled with pupils travelling to and from the South East.  All Heathrow transfers drop off and pick up at Terminal 3.

We ask parents to book any train tickets to arrive at Plymouth train station only please.

Details of travel arrangements will be communicated by email to pupils and parents, and via House Parents with pupils, prior to travel dates.  We also encourage you to keep in close contact with your child to ensure you are aware of what has been arranged for their travel.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact:  pupiltravel@mountkelly.com

Best wishes,

Tracey Horan

Transport Administrator

01822 813100 | www.mountkelly.com

Mount Kelly Parkwood Road Tavistock Devon PL19 0HZ


Forms are to be completed by parents or guardians for transfer requests.

Please contact pupiltravel@mountkelly.com should you require any help.


Pupil Travel Arrangements

Travel Arrangements for Pupils

Transport to and from the airport is included in the fees for all pupils who live overseas and pay international boarding fees and we ask that parents please book flights which coincide with term dates which can be found here:

Term Dates

All travel requests need to be submitted no later than two weeks before the departure date in order that our Transport Officer can plan the journeys to best fit the needs of all children concerned. A member of staff will usually accompany the children who will travel in School minibuses or with a taxi company who is known to us.

A current pupil  on a Student Visa they will also need to complete the Student Visa Form – available from their Housemaster/Housemistress.

On the day of travel:

If a pupil experiences any difficulties they should make contact with their Housemaster/Housemistress by telephone or email. The Housemaster/Housemistress will endeavour to assist, but appointed guardians may need to be involved where there are significant delays or problems which cannot be easily resolved. If it is during the working day (08.00 – 18.00) School reception can also be contacted.

New pupils will be sent the contact details for their Housemaster/Housemistress and the School Chaperone. When booking your travel you will be asked for your child’s mobile phone number so that our team can also contact them if there are any problems. The Travel Team will always follow flight details so they will be aware of any delays and adjust arrangements accordingly.

Notes:

Pupils travelling to Heathrow Airport

Where School Transport is used, pupils will be dropped at Terminal 3. There is a regular and free shuttle bus services between all other terminals.

Unless otherwise stated, pupils returning to Heathrow should assemble at the Meeting Point in Terminal 3. The School Chaperone is located at Terminal 3 Heathrow and will assist pupils with their travel arrangements at the airport.

Pupil Transport enquiries can be made by emailing pupiltravel@mountkelly.com

If parents wish to book their own transfer to and from Heathrow, the National Express Coach Service offers a direct and cheap service which can be booked directly by parents/guardians online www.nationalexpress.com

Traveling outside of published term dates

All requests for early leave must be made in writing to the Principal Deputy Head, Adam Reid. If granted, all travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If parents would like the School to organise transfers all transfer will be made using 4Hire Taxis or West Devon Taxis. All costs for arrangements made by the School will be placed on the end of term account.

Unaccompanied Minors

The School is happy to work closely with parents/guardians to ensure all appropriate travel is organised for unaccompanied minors.