End-of-Year Arrangements 2018 – Information for the Boarding Community
Departure From Campus
Boarding underclassmen are permitted to leave campus for the Summer Break after the completion of their last exam.
All underclassmen are required to have left campus by 13:00 (1 p.m.) on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Please understand that we require timely and accurate information about your child(ren)’s travel in order to make the necessary arrangements. This information is essential for their safety and well-being. As usual, we will be handling the end-of-year information for boarding student departures through our Boardingware Leave Application system.
Shuttles will be run to London Heathrow on a regular basis on Wednesday, June 6, and until lunchtime on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Students who need a ride to Heathrow Airport will be given the option to join a school shuttle at stated times during the duty periods. Students who need transportation at any other time will have to make their own arrangements. We recommend that students who choose to use a taxi to the airport pre-book and coordinate with other students, if possible, to share the ride and cost. Please ensure that your child has money on hand to pay for their taxi ride. Fares to Heathrow start from £18 for Terminal 5 and £22 for all other terminals, however, they increase for early-morning or late-night collections. A safe and reliable local taxi company is Gemini Cars. Please check the Gemini Cars website for further information on pre-booking a taxi, or you can call Gemini on +44 1784 471111.
Return Travel Arrangements
Boarding Prefects are expected to return to campus on Friday, August 17, 2018.
New boarding students should arrive at TASIS on Monday, August 20, by 18:00 (6 p.m.) with returning boarders arriving on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, by 19:00 (7. p.m.). Please do not book flights that will have your son or daughter returning to school after these times. Please note that returning students are responsible for making their own arrangements to get back to school at the end of their break. Returning boarders are not permitted to arrive on Monday, August 20; this is strictly reserved for new boarder arrivals.
Heathrow Airport to TASIS – Taxi Service Information
There are always "black cabs" available outside the terminals. A reliable and safe alternative is Gemini Cars. Heightened security restrictions at London Heathrow airport mean that passengers being collected by taxis, such as Gemini Cars, are not now picked up outside the terminals but at pre-arranged pick-up points (usually in the terminal car parks). Alternatively, you can arrange a "Meet & Greet" service where the driver will meet the passenger inside the terminal as they come through the Customs Hall. There is an additional charge for this service. Please visit the Gemini Cars website for further information on terminal pick-up arrangements and fares.