Transport and location
The School provides an airport collection and departure service, which is free of charge, if students travel on the nominated day of arrival and departure for the start and end of term (see Term Dates). For travel arrangements that do not fall on our nominated days all arrangements and associated costs must be met by the students' Guardian and confirmed with the School.
Guardians are also responsible for making the necessary arrangments for the half term breaks and exeat weekends.
- Bristol (64km)
- Exeter (77 km)
- London Heathrow (174 km - approx 2 1/2 hours)
- Yeovil Junction (12 km - 17 mins)
- Yeovil Pen Mill (8 km - 12 mins)
- Sherborne, Dorset (11 km - 16 mins)
Yeovil has two railway stations on two separate railway lines. Yeovil Pen Mill is on the Bristol to Weymouth line served by First Great Western trains, whilst Yeovil Junction is on the London Waterloo to Exeter line served by South West Trains.
Both stations are situated just outside the centre of Yeovil, with Pen Mill station (8 km) to the east and Yeovil Junction station (12 km) to the south of the town. London Waterloo to Yeovil by train is a 2 hour and 15 minutes journey. Sherborne (Dorset) station is also on the London Waterloo line - can be used as an alternative stop if preferred.
Location and attractions
The Park School has two sites, The Senior School is in Yeovil town centre, and the Prep School and Boarding House are just 5 miles away in Chilton Cantelo. Both are within the district of South Somerset with a population of 40,000, 130 miles (210 km) from London, 40 miles (64 km) south of Bristol and 30 miles (48 km) from Taunton. Yeovil is in the South West of England, in beautiful countryside. Ideally situated for DofE and outdoor pursuits, yet close to major cities and transport links.
The Park Senior School is located near the centre of Yeovil close to many amenities. There is a range of educational, cultural and sporting facilities. Shopping facilities are excellent; with a wide range of retail outlets and supermarkets just a few minutes’ walk from the school. Yeovil Country Park, which includes Ninesprings, is one of several open spaces in the town. The Park Prep School along with Riverside boarding house, is based in Chilton Cantelo, just 5 miles away, on a lovely rural estate with over 20 acres of parkland for the children to enjoy.
Less than an hours drive away is the famous landmark Stonehenge, and Somerset also boasts many beautiful National Trust properties such as Montacute House and Barrington Court. Religious sites include the 14th-century Anglican Church of St John the Baptist, where school services are held on occasions such as end of term and Christmas. Yeovil has two theatres; The Octagon and The Swan, a ten-screen cinema and 18-lane ten-pin bowling alley. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides local health services.
Somerset, "a county of dramatic landscapes, spectacular views, abundant wildlife, tranquil gardens and historical houses, steeped in legend and traditions, all waiting to be explored."