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International School of London


ISL provides a door to door bus service which ensures the children are picked up in the mornings and dropped home in the afternoons.

The broad catchment area covered by our bus routes include Chiswick, Kew, Ealing, Acton, Brentford and Richmond which are the more popular residential areas close to the school. We also cover South Kensington, Fulham and Kensington which are a little further away. We seek to ensure that journeys to and from school take less than one hour but due to London traffic, journey times can vary. Routes and timings may also change during the year as new families arrive.

To ensure your children can be assigned to one of our bus routes, it is essential to first liaise with the Admissions team to ensure your home address is within the transport catchment area. Confirmation of your address needs to be communicated to the Admissions Office to ensure use of the bus service in time for the start of the school year.

Additional Information

  • We will do our best to place mid-year starters onto existing bus routes but this is not always possible.
  • Children who attend our After School Clubs will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian.
  • The cost of the bus service changes annually, so please refer to the fees section for current costs.
  • There is no transport available for students attending classes in the IB Diploma College, Grades 11-12.
  • To select the Transport option for your children, please tick the appropriate box on your application form.
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Catchment Area

The school is located on the border of Ealing and Chiswick. Local areas tend to provide better value housing, offering family homes and gardens for the same price as a flat in Central London.

Chiswick (local to the school)
This charming neighbourhood borders the Thames, with housing which includes Victorian cottages, Edwardian terraces and large riverside mansions, on tree-lined streets and riverside paths. Chiswick High Street is a good place to find shops, restaurants, and pubs. 

Kew (local to the school)
This neighbourhood is famous for Kew Gardens, the famous Royal Botanical Gardens and World Heritage Site. Kew is characterised by large detached, or semidetached houses, as well as riverside residences.

Ealing and Acton (local to the school)
Ealing is a popular commercial and retail centre, best known for its film studios, the oldest in the world. Ealing has a varied housing stock including grand family homes and Victorian houses.

With rail and tube transport links, this neighbourhood is a delightful combination of High Street shops, food and international markets, independent boutiques, and historic parks. Richmond is London’s greenest borough and is home to impressive houses, and charming cottages.

South Kensington
Situated on the Piccadilly Line tube, this area is home to some of the worlds’ best cultural attractions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall. Apartment houses, semi-detached and mews houses can be found in these neighbourhoods.