Walthamstow Hall is within easy walking distance of Sevenoaks train station. Together with a mini bus to and from Sevenoaks station the school also runs four mini bus routes from; Tonbridge &Penshurst, Kings Hill & West Malling, Oxted & Westerham and Horton Kirby. The mini buses are well-used and are all equipped with seat belts and provided with mobile phones in case of problems. All buses carry the Walthamstow Hall logo, with the exception of the Kings Hill service, which is provided by Starline.
As so many students are involved in after school activities all buses leave at 17:30pm Monday – Thursday. The Sevenoaks station bus also leaves School at 16:15 and 17:30 Monday – Thursday. All buses leave at 16:15 on Fridays. Tea is provided Monday – Thursday at no extra charge, for students using the 17:30 buses, and students go to supervised study or attend other after school activities.
The current routes and timings, as of September 2019, are as follows and may be subject to slight change depending on demand.
Tonbridge/Penshurst Mini Bus Route (September 2019)
|TONBRIDGE ROUTE||Monday - Friday Collection||Monday - Thursday Return||Friday Return|
|Bidborough Village Hall||7:40||18:10||16:50|
|Penshurst Village Hall||7:48||18:50||16:45|
|Leigh Road/Tonbridge Road opposite The Flying Dutchman pub||7:54||17:55||16:33|
|Mill Lane, Hildenborough||7:57||17:50||16:30|
Horton Kirby Mini Bus Route (September 2019)
|HORTON KIRBY||Monday - Friday Collection||Monday - Thursday Return||Friday Return|
|Farningham High Street||7:35||18:05||16:50|
|Eynsford Rail Station||7:39||17:56||16:41|
|Shoreham Rail Station||7:43||17:52||16:37|
|Otford, Greenhill Road||7:45||17:50||16:35|
|Kemsing, Childsbridge Lane,||7:50||17:45||16:30|
|Kemsing, St Ediths,||7:55||17:40||16:25|
|Sevenoaks, Mill Lane||8:10||17:35||16:20|
Kings Hill Mini Bus Route (September 2019)
|KINGS HILL||Monday - Friday Collection||Monday - Thursday Return||Friday Return|
|Tower View junction with Winston Avenue, Kings Hill||7:20||18:10||16:55|
|Council Offices Car Park, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill||7:25||18:05||16:50|
|High Street, West Malling||7:30||18:00||16:45|
|Plowenders Close, Addington||7:35||17:55||16:40|
|Platt Memorial Hall||7:40||17:50||16:35|
|Rock Road/A25, Borough Green||7:45||17:45||16:30|
|Sevenoaks Road/A25, Ightham (Ightham Club)||7:50||17:40||16:25|
Oxted Mini Bus Route (September 2019)
|OXTED||Monday - Friday Collection||Monday - Thursday Return||Friday Return|
|Limpsfield Chart Golf Club||7:43||18:00||16:55|
|Farley Lane, Westerham||7:45||17:55||16:50|
|Chipstead High Street||8:00||17:45||16:40|
|Fire Station, Sevenoaks||8:10||17:35||16:20|
Sevenoaks Station Mini Bus Route (September 2019)
|SEVENOAKS STATION||Monday - Friday Collection||Monday - Thursday Return||Friday Return|
|Bottom of St Botolph's Road||8:15||16:20 & 17:35||16:20|
|Walthamstow Hall||8:20||16:15 & 17:30||16:15|
Since the buses run ‘come what may’, we are unable to give refunds for days missed for any reason. As with all extras, a term’s notice in writing to the Headmistress by the first day of term is required for withdrawal from the service at the end of that term. Mini Bus Charges
Girls waiting for the mini-buses have tea provided at no extra charge and go to their organised activity or supervised study in the library. On Friday only, the mini-buses leave at 16:15.
All times are closely monitored to see that they are met. Pick-up and drop-off points are reviewed regularly.