Transport & Bus Routes

St Chris is conveniently located in Letchworth Garden City, just off the A1(M) and on a major train line between London and Cambridge. We also run an extensive school bus service.

School Bus Routes

School buses run from North London (Highgate), St Albans and Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and Hadley Wood with several stops en route. There is also a bus from Hitchin railway station to meet trains from London, and Letchworth railway station to meet trains from Cambridge.

Children are welcome to take the school bus from Year 5 and upwards in the Junior School.

For more information about bus routes and prices, or to book a place on a bus, please visit the website of our school transport provider CoachHire.com

Visit CoachHire.com Website.

There is also a dedicated St Chris CoachHire phone number which is available from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. The number is 0203 903 3920.

This is the number that parents can call to track all of the routes, and to pass a message on to the bus driver if necessary.

By Rail

St Chris is located close to Letchworth Garden City station, which is on the London to Cambridge railway line and is served by fast trains from both cities, with many children either commuting on a daily basis or becoming weekly boarders.

A school bus runs each day to Letchworth railway station to meet the Cambridge train and to Hitchin station to meet the London train, so children are brought directly to school.

Trains from London St Pancras to Hitchin take just 33 minutes.

For more information and to book our station pick up bus from Hitchin visit the CoachHire.com website

For more information and to book our station pick up bus from Letchworth please contact Assistant Bursar, Lucy Coddington, on 01462 650850.

For more information about train services visit the National Rail Enquiries website

By Car

St Chris is located just off Junction 9 of the A1(M) giving good road access from London and towns along the A1 corridor, and links to Royston, Cambridge, Harpenden and Luton.

Limited car parking is available on site.

The visitors car park is located in front of the school theatre on Barrington Road, directly off Baldock Road (A505.)

By Air

London’s airports are easily accessible to St Chris by road and rail for families who live outside of the UK.

Travel time by car to airports:

London Luton – 21km, 25 minutes

London Stansted – 47km, 45 minutes

London Heathrow – 78km, 60 minutes

London Gatwick – 140km, 90 minutes

Covid-19 Information

Due to the containment measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, St Chris is currently physically closed for mainstream schooling. We continue to operate remotely to offer virtual learning for all of our pupils and our top priorities are to:

  • Continue to support and move forward the learning goals of each class or subject;
  • Support our pupils pastorally;
  • Support families as they navigate challenges that arise with work schedules and childcare.

Current Parents

Full details of our remote learning arrangements and resources, pastoral care and safeguarding information have been emailed to parents. Please visit our parent portal for updated information. Staff contact details can be found by clicking here.

If you are a prospective family looking for a school for your child, our Admissions Office is open and members of our Admissions Team are available to talk to. They can answer any questions you may have about the school and how to apply, set up virtual meetings with key teachers and can send you a video tour of the site while the School is closed.

As well as offering video tours, we are also organising a small number of socially distanced tours of the School to those families looking for places for September 2020. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Admissions Contact Details

Kate Allan, Registrar.

Email: admissions@stchris.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 7714 618 233.