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.
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|
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|
Inward route: Great Barr ‘Scott Arms’, Lower Bull Street and then non-stop to KES.
|Walsall Bus Station||07.25|
|Birmingham Lower Bull Street||08.10|
Return route: Reverse of the inward route.
|Buses depart KES Monday-Friday||16.15|
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.
To find out about tickets and travelcards for travel on public transport visit:
www.travelwm.co.uk (TWM buses only)
www.networkwestmidlands.com (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.