Apart from North Kent School Transport, other organised private coaches run to the Dartford Grammar Schools from the following areas.
ESSEX- Thurrock, Fobbing, East Tilbury, Grays & Chafford Hundred - Contact:- Mrs Kike Okanlawon - kike_okanlawon(at)hotmail.com
Is is STRESSED that all enquiries/applications for these coaches will be dealt with by the relevant coach organiser, not the schools and not North Kent School Transport.
Use of cars to transport children to and from school is discouraged in view of the resulting traffic congestion in the vicinity of the schools. (Parents or other adults are not allowed to drive on to any of the schools’ premises to deliver and pick up their children at the start and finish of the school day.)
The following information on various alternative forms of travel may be helpful to parents
Enquiries can be made at local Rail Stations about season tickets to Dartford.
LONDON BOROUGH RESIDENTS should contact Transport for London - Tel: 0843 222 1234 or TFL web site. TfL Child and 16+ Oyster cards are accepted on some Public Transport routes through Dartford (to Bluewater)
KENT’S FREEDOM PASS scheme for KENT RESIDENT students on Public Transport - further details can be found on their internet site:- Kent_freedom_pass.
Main Public Transport Bus options
(a) WEST KENT BUSES, (West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Otford, Shoreham, Farningham, Eynsford, Sutton-at-Hone, Horton Kirby, Swanley, Joydens Wood, Vigo, Meopham, Istead, Gravesend, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Stone, and The Brent, New Ash Green, Hartley, New Barn, Longfield),
and GO COACH (West Kingsdown, Farningham, Eynsford, Sutton-at-Hone, Crockenhill and Swanley and Hextable), operate dedicated School Public Transport routes (accepting Kent Freedom Passes) to the Wilmington or Dartford Grammar schools.
(b) 1st Bus Stop - (from New Ash Green, Hartley, Longfield, New Barn, Southfleet) operate dedicated School Public Transport routes (accepting Kent Freedom Passes) to the Wilmington and Dartford Grammar schools.
(c) ARRIVA Public Transport buses service all the schools from various areas (although this may entail a change of buses in Dartford) - Route details, etc can be obtained from Arriva Travel Shops -Tel:01322 289022.
(If your area is serviced by another bus company, you should contact them direct for details)
(c) LONDON BUS routes bus No. 601 - Thamesmead Town Centre, - Bexleyheath, Bexley, Dartford Heath, Wilmington Ent. College (click for Route 601 web page) and bus No. 96 - Woolwich, Plumstead, Welling, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Dartford West Hill. (click for Route 96 web page)
North Kent School Transport run private coaches to the schools from various areas, and information is available from links at the top of this page and on the Home Page
GENERAL TRANSPORT INFORMATION FOR DARTFORD & WILMINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOLS