KES has a long tradition of attracting pupils from a very wide geographical area and it is fortunate in the range of public transport, train and bus, that makes the school accessible. So, boys are able to commute easily from Lichfield, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Bromsgrove, Solihull and Sutton.

The School is situated near many bus routes (the 63, 98, X61, X64 and 144 buses stop within 200 yards of the School) and it is within easy walking distance of the University railway station. The School has dedicated Travel West Midland buses 885 and 886 (shared with King Edward VI High School for Girls) from Solihull and Walsall.

It may be useful to have a trial run on public transport before the start of term. It is also useful for a boy to know of alternative ways home in case he misses a school bus or one of the services is disrupted.

885 Solihull Bus Service

Inward route: Solihull Station, Streetsbrook Road, Link Road, Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Westley Road, Summer Road, Shaftmoor Lane, Stratford Road and then follows the No. 1 bus route to the Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road.

Solihull Rail Station 07.32 07.42
Acocks Green Village 07.46 07.56
The College Arms 07.52 08.02
Moseley Village 08.03 08.13
Arrive KES 08.20 08.30

Return route: Edgbaston Park Road, Bristol Road, then reverse the inward route to Link Road, Blossomfield Road, Solihull Station.

Buses depart KES Monday-Thursday 16.10 16.15
Friday 15.40 16.15

886 Walsall Bus Service

Inward route: Via 51 service to Great Barr ‘Scott Arms’, Dental Hospital then non-stop to KES via Walsall Road, Bristol Road, Edgbaston Park Road.

Walsall Bus Station 07.35
Scott Arms 07.55
Dental Hospital 08.15
Arrive KES 08.30

Return route: Reverse of the inward route.

Buses depart KES Monday-Thursday 16.15
Friday 15.45

Travelling by public transport

To find the best combination of bus and train travel from home to school (apart from the school buses above) use the journey planner on:

For general bus and train information contact the Traveline Hotline on: 0871 200 2233.

Tickets and travelcards

To find out about tickets and travelcards for travel on public transport visit: (TWM buses only) (All buses and trains)


A number of boys cycle to school and bikes can be locked safely at school in bike racks. It is vital that all who ride bikes wear a helmet and that bikes have good lights front and back in the winter months. We would also recommend the use of a high-visibility jacket.

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