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Transport to school

For visitors’ directions to the school, and public transport routes, please click here.

Greater Anglia offers Scholar Season Tickets to our students, which entitles them to a discount on rail travel to and from school.

In addition to the public transport routes, we operate a free minibus service from the Trumpington Park and Ride car park every morning and evening for students, and there is also a free minibus service between the Junior School and Senior School to assist families with students at each site. This service is subject to availability and is on a first come first served basis. Please contact our Admissions Officer, Tina Shannon on +44 (0)1223 224 167 or admissions@stmaryscambridge.co.uk, to register your interest.

Trumpington Road roadworks

From January 2017 to June 2017 work is being undertaken to improve the footpaths and cycle routes on Trumpington Road – the only route into the Junior School on Chaucer Road, and one of the main routes to access the Senior School and Sixth Form – to create new facilities between The Fen Causeway and Brooklands Avenue, adjacent to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

We anticipate some additional delays being caused, especially during rush hour, with the route being subjected to traffic management, and we also anticipate parking difficulties arising as some bays will be lost temporarily (as well as some being lost from the location permanently).  

UPDATE - The school has been informed that due to third party contractor delays the completion of these works has been delayed until week commencing 19 June or 26 June.Traffic management required to complete this work is currenlty being discussed and we will provide further updates in due course.

Trumpington Road/Bateman Street junction

The road here is narrower in places, meaning that temporary traffic lights will be needed at certain times to allow for safe working. This will be limited to off-peak hours (9.30am to 3.30pm). The junction with Bateman Street might also need to be closed for some of the time, in which case a diversion route via Brooklands Avenue and Hills Road will be in place. This will add additional travel time, especially for those driving to the Senior School and Sixth Form.

Junior School drop-off/collection

We are aware that a number of Junior School families use the Trumpington Road parking bays at drop-off and collection times to then walk down to the Junior School. We have arranged for a temporary drop-off area to be created on Chaucer Road to help parents when bringing children to school. Cones and a sign will be used to highlight the relevant area for parents to use, which will be near Chaucer Close – please click here to view a map showing the area to be used

We have received enquiries from parents at the Junior School about the possibility of dropping children off earlier than usual to allow families to get ahead of the rush hour traffic. Families of Junior School pupils are reminded of the Breakfast Club which runs each day from 7.15am to 8.00am, at which breakfast and supervision are available for £6 per session. Please contact the Junior School office for further information about the club or feel free to drop your daughter off from tomorrow morning.

Senior School drop-off

Families of Senior School students hoping to miss the morning rush hour are reminded that their daughters are welcomed into school from 7.30am before the official start of the school day at 8.15am. Students may arrive before 8.15am only if their parents have completed an early arrival form and this is given to the Reception team - to download a copy of the early arrival form please click here. Students must arrive via the Senior School entrance on Bateman Street where they will be asked to sign in. For students arriving early breakfast consisting of a croissant and juice is available for £1 and should be eaten in the dining room. 

For further details about the works please click here.