Transport to school

Directions to school and public transport information

Minibus shuttle services

We operate a free minibus service from the following locations:

  • Babraham Park and Ride
  • Madingley Park and Ride
  • Trumpington Park and Ride

These services are subject to availability and offered on a first come first served basis. Please contact our Operations Manager at: gball@stmaryscambridge.co.uk to book a space for your daughter or with any enquiries about this service.

The published arrival/departure times are estimated and may vary slightly due to traffic congestion. Please ensure your child arrives at the departure point a few minutes before the published times. We also a free minibus service between the Junior School and Senior School to assist families with students at each site.

Babraham Park and Ride Time
Arrives at Park and Ride 07:30
Departs Park and Ride 07:45
Arrives at Junior School 08:10
Arrives at Senior School 08:20
Departs Senior School 16:15
Arrives Junior School 16:25
Departs Junior School 16:35
Arrives at Babraham Park and Ride 17:00
Madingley Park and Ride Time
Arrives at Park and Ride 07:25
Departs Park and Ride 07:35
Arrives at Junior School 08:00
Arrives at Senior School 08:20
Departs Junior School 15:50
Arrives Senior School 16:05
Departs Senior School 16:15
Arrives at Madingley Park and Ride 16:40
Trumpington Park and Ride (Morning) Departs Park and Ride Arrives Senior School Arrives Junior School
Bus 1: Pickup from Park and Ride and drop off at Senior School 07:50 08:10  
Bus 2: Pickup from Park and Ride and drop off at Senior School 08:00 08:20  
Bus 3: Pickup from Park and Ride and drop off at Senior School and Junior School 08:00 08:20 08:30
Trumpington Park and Ride (Afternoon) Departs Junior School Departs Senior School Arrives Park and Ride

Bus 1: Pickup Junior School, then Senior School.

Senior School students to join the bus in the minibus yard, near the school library.

15:50 16:15 16:40

Train

Cambridge Station is just a ten minute walk away from our Junior School, Senior School, Sixth Form and Boarding accommodation.

We are members of the Cambridgeshire Student Connect scheme which offers students aged between 16-18 in full time education a 50% discount on rail fares. We are also a member of the Travel for Cambridgeshire scheme which offers a 10% discount on staff rail travel. 

Cycle

We run annual Bikeability sessions to encourage our girls to get active by travelling by bike. We have bicycle parks at Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. We are also a member of the Travel for Cambridgeshire scheme which offers discounts at various bicycle shops.

To promote cycling to school, we are planning in-house small bicycle repairs which will be carried out by our fully qualified staff. In addition, we have negotiated a 10% discount for all repairs with Lensfield Road Cycles (please provide proof your daughter attends St Mary's School when arranging your repair).

Beat the rush hour

Junior School Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club runs from 7.15am to 8.00am each day and is open to girls in Years 1 to 6 (not Reception). Breakfast and supervision are available for £6 per session. Contact the Junior School office for further details or feel free to drop your daughter off as required.

Senior School early drop-off

Senior School students can arrive from 7.30am, before the official start of our school day at 8.15am. For students arriving early, breakfast consisting of a croissant and juice is available for £1 and should be eaten in the dining room. Parents must complete our Early Arrival Form and submit it too our Reception team and students must arrive via the Senior School entrance on Bateman Street where they will be asked to sign in.