Arrivals & Departures

Whitgift’s location makes it very easy to access airports. Gatwick is only 45 minutes away and Heathrow is less than one hour away.

We operate a free, safe, friendly and convenient ‘meet and greet’ service from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports and London St Pancras. Once students have collected their luggage and reached the Arrivals Hall, they will see a Whitgift member of staff holding a Whitgift sign with the student's name. Our transport will then bring your son or daughter to Whitgift.

For departures, we help our students to check in, ensure they know their gate number and accompany them to the security gate.  Students who have booked the Unaccompanied Minor service will be handed over to a representative of the airline carrier and the Whitgift member of staff will remain at the airport until the flight has taken off. 

The girls got back safely and though they have jet lag, they have been telling us non-stop about their exciting month. It truly does seem like they had a fabulous time. I can also see the growth in confidence not just in English, but in their overall character. They were able to make a lot of new friends which obviously is a precious experience. All this could not have been possible without your well thought programme as well as all your very friendly and professional staff.

QUOTE FROM a parent in 2019 

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Frequently Asked Questions: Arrivals, departures & transfers