Depot Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5HR +01403 254932

Travel to & from School
Travel to & from School

Millais School is very well connected and accessible. We are fortunate to have strong public transport links in and around Horsham. Our students come to school in different ways be it by bike, bus, car, foot or train.

Horsham Train Station is a 10 minutes walk and is well serviced and Horsham Town Centre within 1 mile of the school. Please explore the sections below and if you have any questions, please contact us.

Cycling to Millais

Millais has a covered bike shelter by the Sports Hall - quad side available to students.

Whilst Millais is a secure environment we would encourage all cyclists to exercise best practice and use a bike lock whilst they are parked onsite. Cyclists should also wear a bike helmet.

Getting the bus

A large number of students travel to and from school by bus. Our school buses drop off and depart from Depot Road.

At 3.00pm, students catching a bus home should report to the Main School Hall and join the relevant bus queue. Travel prefects assist staff in boarding the students safely onto the buses and have defined responsibilities for the duration of their journey. Late buses exist to enable students to travel home safely after attending Extended School Activities (see below).

Can anyone get on a bus?

Students that meet the criteria are able to travel on specific school buses that service Millais School - details can be found here 

It is important your child does not get on a bus without having been allocated a pass (as they will be refused travel)

Normally it is the responsibility of parents/carers to get their children to and from school safely.  However, your child may be able to get free transport to school if they meet one of the three criteria set out by West Sussex County Council.                              Find out if your child is entitled to free school transport and how to apply here.

Need help?

For general journey planning queries, including services in and around Horsham, please visit the Traveline website.

For specific School Transport queries, including entitlement to assistance with transport and route swaps, please call 01243 753530 or email [email protected].

Visit the West Sussex website for more useful information

It is very important that you notify School Transport if your family address changes as it could alter your eligibility to assistance with transport.

The bus operators cannot alter or arrange your child's transport - all queries must go through School Transport 01243 753530.

Late Bus

To enable all pupils to take part in out-of-school activities, attend an extra work session, or detention, there are late bus services which operate after 4pm.  

Visit the West Sussex website for more useful information

Lost Property

Please contact the operator on the number shown (see link to Bus Routes).                                                                                   

Travelling by Train

Horsham Train Station is ideally located for Millais Students. It is a 10 minute walk (through the back entrance of the station) and 15 minute walk to the front of the station using the underpass.

Horsham Train Station is a busy station and is very well connected and serviced around the South. It has 4 platforms and is serviced by the London Bridge line, Arun Valley Line, Sutton & Mole Valley Lines by Thameslink and Southern. Trains run frequently between Christ's Hospital, Billingshurst, Crawley, Three Bridges, Gatwick and Redhill areas. 

Services on the Sutton & Mole Valley Line from London Victoria via Dorking terminate here, as do Thameslink services from Peterborough via London Bridge. The other services continue into the Arun Valley: London Victoria to Bognor Regis, and  services to Southampton Central or Portsmouth & Southsea. 

Horsham Train Station is a Category A station which means it has step free access. 


For more information and train times please visit National Rail.

WSCC Concessionary Seat Scheme

In parts of West Sussex, the County Council provides coaches, buses, minibuses and taxis for pupils who are entitled to assistance with transport between home and school. Sometimes there are spare seats on these vehicles which can be made available to pupils who do not qualify for assistance. These spare seats are called concessionary seats, for which a termly ticket may be purchased. Concessionary seats are not available on public transport.

To apply for a seat please refer to the WSCC website for more information, including the relevant forms.



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