Putney High School have partnered with Vectare to offer school coach services for both Junior and Senior school pupils to and from school.

See below for our Transport and Travel Guide, here you will be able to find information on prices, timetables and more.

Bookings can also be made via the link under the same section.

Transport and Travel Guide for 2024-2025
routes, prices and booking information

School Coach Information - FAQ:

What routes are currently available?

We currently have four routes available;

One travelling from Wimbledon via Southfields.

One travelling from Richmond via Barnes, East Sheen and Mortlake.

One travelling from Sloane Square via Chelsea, Fulham and across Putney Bridge (please note, this route is for year 3 pupils and above).

One travelling from Kensington via Hammersmith and Fulham (please note, this route is for year 3 pupils and above).

What are the timings of collection / drop-off?

All indicative timings are published in the Transport & Travel Guide and on the dedicated transport booking and journey finding website.

Are bus drivers DBS checked?

All coach drivers have been enhanced DBS checked, and regularly undergo periodic CPC training to ensure that they are of the highest standard.

Can my child bring a friend home with her?

Your daughter is welcome to take a friend home with her.
Please visit the dedicated transport site and make a booking for a single trip to ensure that she is on the register.

How do I change my daughter's stop, e.g. if she going home with a friend?

  1. Visit https://putneyhigh.vectare.co.uk/
  2. Login using the same details you used to make your booking
  3. Select ‘My Account’
  4. Select ‘Orders’
  5.  Select the relevant booking
  6. Select your child
  7. Select the ‘change stop’ button next to the relevant journey
  8. Select the journey that you would like.

Alternatively, the video here shows how this can be done.

Do I need to commit for a whole term?

Capacity is limited on all routes and therefore it is advised that where parents have a regular requirement to use the service, they make a booking for the whole term or year.

Payment is taken on a termly basis, by credit or debit card, regardless of your booking option.

Where the requirement is ad-hoc, some parents  may decide they want piece of mind that their daughter has a guaranteed space and therefore book a space for the term, whereas others just book available seats on an ad-hoc basis.

What does it cost?

The price per trip varies based on the number of journeys taken.

Similar to a rail season ticket, by booking a regular journey, the price per day is cheaper than booking on an ad-hoc basis.

Please use the Transport & Travel Guide provided on this page for further details.

What payment methods can I use?

Payment is accepted by any form of major credit or debit card.

All payments are handled by our card processing provider, Stripe, who remit the funds directly to the school.

This means that your daughter doesn’t need to carry cash or a card whilst travelling. Once payment has been made, your child’s name will automatically be added to the drivers’ register.

How do I know my daughter has arrived safely?

We provide our school bus service in partnership with Vectare, who manage school buses across the GDST group.

Vectare can be contacted at [email protected] or on 0115 777 3189.

They can be contacted between 06:00-22:00 seven days a week, including whilst the coaches are running.

Who do I contact if the bus is late?

Real time updates will be provided to the contact details that were provided at the time of booking.

The driver cannot be contacted whilst they are driving, but Vectare’s operations team are available to assist if the bus is running more than 10 minutes late and you have not received a notification.

They can be contacted at [email protected] or on 0115 777 3189.

Who do I notify if my daughter is absent / ill or not catching the bus?

 If your daughter is not using the service on a given day, please navigate to the My Account page on the school transport website.

From here, you should select “Journey Calendar”, and then choose the date that you would like to enter a cancellation for. Locate the correct journey and then click the “Mark as not travelling” button.

Alternatively, the video which shows how this can be accessed can be located by clicking here.

For further information get in touch with the Vectare team.

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