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 Coldfield.

The School is situated near many bus routes (the 61 and 63 bus services run frequently from the city centre and Northfield along the Bristol Road) and it is within easy walking distance of the University railway station. Two National Express* buses, the 1S (Solihull) and the 51S (Walsall), stop at the School itself. The timetables for these are on the National Express website.

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.

*Please note that these are run as commercial bus routes by National Express and are not dedicated school buses. Pupils will need to purchase the standard National Express Young Person Travel Card to use these buses.

Journey planning

To find the best combination of bus and train travel from home to school 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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