When I arrived at the airport the lady was very kind and nice with me and the staff who look after the new girls at Heathfield were great – I did not feel lonely at all.
Airport Transfers and Arrivals
All girls travelling alone are met at the Customs Exit in their Heathrow airport terminal by staff who wear Heathfield T-shirts and carry Heathfield signs and identification. Girls travelling as Unaccompanied Minors will be handed over by the airline staff directly to Heathfield staff. The Unaccompanied Minor service must be booked and paid for with the airline when the ticket is purchased. We strongly recommend using this service for younger and inexperienced travellers.
Heathfield is only about 45 minutes from Heathrow airport and staff will escort students back to school by minibus or car where the welcome procedure will begin. Please read the page: Your First Day at Heathfield
Free Saturday transfers from London Heathrow are available for students arriving on flights arriving between 06.00 and 19.00. Outside these times a supplement may be charged; please contact us for details and possible costs. Transfers on other days, arrivals at other airports or collection from a railway station or a hotel are available at an extra cost.
We welcome family and friends who want to accompany a student to Heathfield and will be pleased to offer you a tour of the school. For how to find us please follow this link to the Directions page.
Airport Transfer Departures
Saturday transfers to Heathrow for girls returning home are also included in the fees. Our staff help the girls to check in and then accompany them to passport control. Girls travelling as Unaccompanied Minors are handed over to airline staff. Flight departures should be between 08.00 and 20.00. Outside these times a supplement may be charged; please contact us for details and possible costs. Transfers on other days, departures from other airports or journeys to a railway station or a hotel are available at an extra cost.