Travel and Transport

At Bancroft's we are mindful of the environment as well as the safety and wellbeing of our pupils. This is reflected in our school travel policy. We are fortunate that the School is served by good public transport links.

When thinking about the daily school run, we ask that you please:

  • Stagger your arrival and departure times to and from School
  • Make use of public transport
  • Arrange to share lifts, where possible
  • Drop your children a short distance away from School: a walk is healthy and good for them

Public transport:

  •  Buses: 20; 179; 379; 397; 657; 679; W13
  • Tube:  Buckhurst Hill & Woodford Stations (both Central Line) are a walkable distance from the School. Buses are available directly outside South Woodford and Loughton Stations (also both Central Line) and stop outside Bancroft’s
  • Overground: Chingford Station is a short bus ride or a 35 minute walk

School Bus Service:

We hope to offer a school bus service starting in September. We will email parents when details are finalised and will post full information with booking details here.


In support of our current initiatives around traffic congestion, sustainability and the environment we are now working with HomeRun – an innovative app with a focus on strengthening school communities and improving school journeys. It enables you to find travel buddies for your child, monitor your child’s journey and connect with other parents without the need to share contact details. We encourage all parents to sign up to the service, and join Bancroft’s private network:

Download the Homerun App

In the interest of safety:

  • Please be considerate to our neighbours and mindful of local by-laws when dropping or picking up by car at school. The High Road is an urban clearway and parking there is illegal. The gravel area directly outside the Senior School entrance is owned by the Corporation of London and is subject to Epping Forest bylaws
  • Pupils may be dropped off and picked up on the School site before 07:45 and after 16:20. Between 07:45 and 16:20 parents may not park on the School site unless they have an appointment and have requested a parking space
  • Pupils should only cross the High Road at the traffic lights
  • Bicycles must be securely locked and put in the secure designated area immediately upon arrival. They must not be ridden within the school grounds
  • If waiting in your car, please turn off the engine to reduce emissions

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