Location & Bus routes
Location & Directions
Some believe a school is best located in the countryside, others that it should be close to a town, to communications and the real world of commerce and industry. Caterham is both.
The school is less than a kilometre from the town centre, and only five minutes from Junction 6 of the M25, but neither is visible - or audible. Screened by beech woods and protected from urban sprawl, the school's 80-acre campus sits at the head of the lovely Harestone Valley, which winds up from the town to the ancient North Downs Way.
London lies to the north - close, but not too close - making cultural visits, sports fixtures and work experience alike easy to organise and rewarding to do.
Access could hardly be simpler or more convenient. The M25 links into motorways east, west and north, and makes life easy for those living abroad by connecting with both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. There is a railway station at Caterham, with regular services to London.
Directions & Location
Plan of Caterham School
By Road from M25:
At Junction 6, take the A22 northbound for about a mile. At the traffic lights bear left at the signpost for Caterham on the B2030. In the town turn left at the roundabout and then take first left into Harestone Valley Road. Across the mini roundabout bearing right and carry along Harestone Valley Road towards the school which is on the left after approximately 3/4 mile.
By Road from M23:
At Junction 8, take the M25 eastwards for about 3 miles then as from M25 junction 6.
Caterham Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away from the school. Taxis are available at the station. There are regular trains to and from East Croydon and London.
London Gatwick Airport takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
London Heathrow Airport is approximately 1 hour.
London City Airport is approximately 1 hour.
Visitor Car Parking: Visitors are requested to park in the Visitors Car Park adjacent to the Main Entrance.
Directions to Old Caterhamians Rugby Club:
From Caterham School, go down Harestone Valley Road back into Caterham, turn left up Church Hill, left into Stanstead Road and right into Park Avenue. The playing fields are on the left. The postal address is: Old Caterhamians Rugby Club. Park Avenue, Caterham.CR3 6AH
Timetable & Routes
Caterham School provides bus services that cover the following pick up and drop off points:
Route 1. East Grinstead / Lingfield / Blindley Heath / South Godstone
Route 2. Crawley Down / Copthorne / Horley / Salford / Redhill / South Merstham
Route 3. Reigate
Route 4. Edenbridge / Crockham Hill
Route 5. Sevenoaks / Bessels Green /
Route 6. Purley / Old Coulsdon / Caterham
Route 7. Westerham / Limpsfield / Godstone
Route 8. Oxted
Route 9 Tadworth / Epsom Downs / Banstead / Chipstead / Coulsdon
All return transport leaves the school at 4.15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and at 4.00 pm on Wednesday.
The School operates four late buses that leave the School at 6.00 pm.
Route A. Westerham / Bessels Green / Sevenoaks
Route B. Oxted / Limpsfield / Blindley Heath / Copthorne / Crawley Down / Felbridge / Lingfield / East Grinstead
Route C. Caterham on the Hill / Old Coulsdon / South Merstham / Reigate / Horley
Route D. Banstead / Epsom Downs / Tadworth / Chipstead / Coulsdon
The Sevenoaks late bus may also make additional stops at Oxted and Limpsfield if the demand for seats makes this necessary.
Tickets are charged on a Termly basis but we require a commitment for the full academic year.
There are three options:
- Return season ticket
- Morning only season ticket
- Afternoon only season ticket
Please note that this service is for Senior School pupils only. Consideration will be given to permitting pupils from Caterham Preparatory School to travel on a school bus only if they are accompanied at all times by an older sibling who is attending the Senior School. Priority will be given to pupils requesting a return season ticket.
Please contact the Bursar's Secretary for full details.
There is a free shuttle service from Caterham Station between 8.00 – 8.15.