Travelling to school
While we are located in Camley Street, we are offering a bus service every morning and afternoon.
There are two pick-up locations in catchment locations (Belsize Park and Swiss Cottage) which open from 8.15 each morning. Parents and Carers stay with their children until they are safely on the bus and then children are supervised by Abacus staff. Abacus staff are at these locations and on the buses, collecting and transporting children to the school site on Camley Street.
School leaders and class teachers are available to talk to parents at collection points/on school buses on a regular basis.
The bus service is offered free of charge and is a booked service with some flexibility for families who would like to bring their child to school themselves.
Please note that we are a walking school.
This means we actively discourage the use of private cars during the school run and encourage all members of the Abacus community to walk, cycle or use public transport when travelling to school.
Abacus is a GOLD accredited member of the TFL stars programme. Many of our submissions are directly related to our car-free and sustainable travel ethos. Children and staff are committed to our car-free ethos and know the importance of this on our student's current and future health.
You can find more information about our accreditation and the programme here: https://stars.tfl.gov.uk/School/139837