GTMatrix is delighted to be taking over the running and staffing of the Shrewsbury School to Heathrow coach route. All coaches will run with a trained chaperone on board and all students will benefit from the presence of the GTMatrix “Airport Guardians” team, who will be present at Heathrow Airport on designated travel days in order to deal with unfolding circumstances.
The GTMatrix team spent the day at Shrewsbury School on Tuesday 18th June building and training the chaperone team ready for the Michaelmas term return to school.
The chaperones will join the coaches at Shrewsbury School and travel with the students to and from Heathrow, providing additional safeguarding oversight and a point of contact for both school and parents as the coach progresses.
Anna Peak, Deputy Head Pastoral Care at Shrewsbury School commented, “We are delighted to be working with GTMatrix on this very important part of our students’ welfare and security. It’s comforting for the school to know that there’s a fully trained chaperone on each coach to and from Heathrow, and I know that our parents will be reassured that their children are in safe hands from the moment they arrive at the airport. Pastoral care is front and centre of our ethos as a school and in working with GTMatrix we are confident that our pupils will be very well looked after.”
David Williams, Managing Director of GTMatrix, added, “We are delighted that Shrewsbury School is placing its trust in us and our fantastic chaperone team. We have recruited top-quality individuals from in and around Shrewsbury who will do a great job looking after the students, especially the younger members of the school.”
GTMatrix provides a Student Logistics service looking after students travelling to and from private boarding schools across the United Kingdom. Our rideshare programme matches routes and times in order to reduce journey costs and provide companionship. For more information please contact Andrew Steven on +44 20 3355 2858.