Getting to College

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The majority of our students travel to Henley everyday on one of our many College bus routes, which provide a cost-effective, safe and reliable service.

Transport information, application forms and details on subsidies will normally be available in July, when local education authorities confirm their annual transport policies. You need to apply for the new bus pass in July/August before the new academic year begins.

Financial support for transport is available for students from low income households. Students must apply each year for assistance.

For further information on transport, please contact Student Services at




College routes cover areas including Caversham, Playhatch, Reading, Whitley, Tilehurst, Shinfield, Spencers Wood, Wokingham, Winnersh, Lower Earley and Woodley.

Buckinghamshire (See also Oxfordshire coach H10 for Princes Risborough)

College coaches cover a wide area including Walters Ash, Naphill, Widmer End, Loudwater, Chalfont-St-Giles, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Flackwell Heath, Bourne End, Stokenchurch, Downley and Studley Green.

A current timetable is available below, this may vary from year to year depending on student intake. The cost of an annual pass for 2016-2017 is £920. There are also public buses which run from High Wycombe, through Marlow, to Henley Market Place

Buckinghamshire County Council provide a 16+ free travel scheme for students who held a Statement of Special Needs in Year 11 only and who meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme and are aged between 16 and 18 on 1st September 2015.

The Admissions and Transport Team, Client Transport, Buckingham County Council, County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1YZ, telephone 01296 387439.

If you do not meet the Buckinghamshire County Council eligibility criteria you may be able to apply to Student Services at The HENLEY College 16-19 Bursary Fund (criteria to be met).


College routes cover areas including Abingdon, Didcot, Harwell, Cholsey, Wallingford, Benson, Nettlebed, Ewelme, Thame, Watlington, Shirburn, Checkendon, Stoke Row, Sonning Common, Streatley, Compton and Goring.

Oxfordshire County Council may subsidise transport for students aged 16 – 19 years who live in the catchment area and more than three miles from the College.

A current timetable is available below, this may vary from year to year depending on student intake. Application forms will be available in July.


The town is well serviced by numerous bus services connecting it to local towns and villages. Henley also has its own train station, with regular trains connecting it to Reading, Maidenhead, Burnham, Slough, Taplow, London and other major routes via Twyford. There are connections at Reading to Oxford, Didcot, Ascot, Mortimer and Theale.


Drivers are asked not to come on to the College site. Please instead drop students at the entrance to Paradise Road if going to Rotherfield, or along Deanfield Avenue if going to Deanfield.


The College operates a permit system for the nearby students’ car park, which has a capacity of 50 places and is located in Tilebarn Close, off Deanfield Road. Permits are readily available from Reception at Deanfield for a nominal fee. Failure to purchase or not to display a permit while using the car park may result in a fine. Student vehicles are not permitted on either College site and access to Rotherfield or Paradise road is not authorised.

If you have a disability please discuss your requirements with your Head of Faculty or Personal Tutor, as you may be entitled to a permit to park on site.


A covered cycle rack is located at Deanfield for students who cycle to College. Limited parking for motorcycles/scooters is available to the right of the entrance to the staff car park at Deanfield. All cycles and motorcycles are left on College premises at the owners’ risk and it is advisable to have insurance.