Shrewsbury School

Resources for Shrewsbury parents and guardians

We organise both scheduled and non-scheduled transport for Shrewsbury School. On main school travel days (beginning and end of term and half term and leave-out weekends) we run coaches per the table below. Outside the scheduled coach and on non-school travel days we can organise taxis as needed. Please see the bottom of this page.

Scheduled coach travel

Route Destination Frequency
Route L Heathrow airport All travel days, see timetable on school website.
Route B Bowden Half term, Coach weekends
Route C Ipswich Half term, Coach weekends
Route D Derby Half term, Coach weekends
Route E Liverpool Half term, Coach weekends
Route G Taunton Half term, Coach weekends
Route H Hereford Half term, Coach weekends
Route K Kendal Half term, Coach weekends
Route Y Wetherby Half term, Coach weekends

GTMatrix runs all coach routes for Shrewsbury School per the table above.

Bookings are made on the Shrewsbury School booking form on this website. Please ensure all bookings are made at least 10 days prior to travel.

The full coach timetable and all stops en route can be found on the school website here: https://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/page/coach-routes.

All booking enquiries should be directed directly to GTMatrix Operations desk. Email bookings@gtmatrix.net or call +44 20 3355 2858

Coach stopping information for Route L (Heathrow) (links are to What3Words unique references, GPS coordinates in brackets):

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled coach departure or arrival time. We are unable to leave students below VI form unaccompanied at drop-off points. N.B. All overseas students holding a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4) must be met by a named adult in all circumstances.

Contacting the Shrewsbury coach chaperone team

Each school has a dedicated SMS number which is monitored by the chaperones on every travel day. Your son or daughter will receive an SMS message prior to travel to remind them of their booking. The chaperone will also send updates where helpful during the travel day to both parents and students.

The dedicated SMS ONLY number for Shrewsbury is +44 7984 355010‬.

The SMS number receives incoming messages, however in order to keep the volume of messages to a manageable level, please only message if necessary.

You can call the main GTMatrix office number at any time on +44 20 3355 2858 and a member of the team will help you to find the information that you need.

Non-scheduled taxi & minibus transport

We have a national network of trusted taxi & minibus suppliers and we are able to book non-scheduled transport for students and parents, all of which can be added to the school bill.

Approximate travel times and costs by taxi from Shrewsbury are:

Destination Approx. travel time Approx. price
Welshpool Airport (private flights) 45 mins £85
Birmingham Airport 1 hour 30 mins £115
Heathrow Airport 2 hours 45 mins £215
Gatwick Airport 3 hours 30 mins £245
Manchester Airport 1 hours 30 mins £130
Hilton, Park Lane, Central London 3 hours £285

Important notes about taxi bookings:

For all ad-hoc travel not listed in the table, we charge a premium over and above the taxi base price of 24% subject to a minimum charge of £20 per passenger.

Additional variable fees are:

  • £45 per hour Unaccompanied Minor and other special services, e.g. accompanying student to a Covid test

Prices quoted are inclusive of our premium, but do not include

  • Extra waiting time,
  • Parking charges,
  • Additional pick-up and drop-offs
  • Congestion Charge
  • Airport Guardians chaperones on non-main travel days
  • Special services
  • Vehicle upgrade
  • Car valeting if needed
  • Lost property retrieval or delivery

Fees may apply when amending a booking at the discretion of the supplier.

Cancellations made less than 72 hours before travel will be charged a £20 administration fee. For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or no-shows, we reserve the right to charge the full fare.