Loreto College enjoys some excellent transport links and should not be difficult to travel to and from. Options include:
We encourage our students to walk to and from school if it is at all possible to do so. This is good for their health and well-being and good for the environment, and in the congested streets of St Albans can sometimes even be quicker than travelling by car or bus! However, if walking is not a viable option, there are various alternatives you might wish to consider.
The streets around our school are very busy during the school run, but a few hardy pupils and staff do cycle to school. They lock their bikes up near the entrance to the main building.
St Albans is on the Brighton-Bedford line, with trains stopping at various London stations. This is served by St Albans City station, which is a 5 minute walk from Loreto College (see map). St Albans Abbey station offers services to and from Watford and is a 15 minute walk from the school. Pupils travelling home by train are advised to bookmark this webpage for live updates on services from St Albans. The Trainline has put together a guide to booking family train tickets, including ways to save money on train tickets and child fare information. Click here to find out more.
In some areas which cannot take advantage of scheduled rail and bus services, parents of our pupils have grouped together to organise their own coach service. The coaches listed below are currently in operation and serve the school. These are not run by the school, and any parents interested in using one of these coaches should telephone the relevant organiser for further details or information.
Enfield Area: Falcon Coaches 0208 367 3226
If travelling to Loreto by car, please bear in mind that we are a city centre school and therefore have limited parking facilities. For the safety of the students, we ask parents to be mindful of the following points:
- Please do not drive into the school site unless a member of your party has a disability.
- Please do not stop on the zigzag lines at the entrance. This is illegal because it blocks pedestrians from the view of vehicles turning into the gateway.
- During the school day, please do not park in the coach bays at the top of Upper Lattimore road. These are here to ensure that pupils do not have to disembark into the road from their coaches. Cars which do park here often pick up a ticket. These bays are marked out with these signs:
Sadly we cannot offer parking at school events such as Parents Evenings, and we remind parents that unless a member of their party is disabled, they are expected to park elsewhere: the most straightforward solution to this is to park at the Maltings (located where the P symbol is shown on the map above).
UPDATED HIGHWAY CODE
The recent Highway Code changes are largely focused on ensuring the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. However, there’s a growing concern that drivers aren’t getting the information they need about the new changes. Therefore, please see the information guide below.
It covers everything drivers today need to be aware of:
New changes to the Highway Code
How to be considerate around cyclists, pedestrians, and horse riders
What to do if there’s an accident
Share the Road: Cyclist & Pedestrian Safety Awareness for Drivers: CLICK HERE