Travel and parking

Situated in a residential part of Central Horley, Horley Infant School is close to Gatwick Airport and near the Surrey/Sussex border.

It is situated in the middle of a Victorian residential road with very limited parking.

The majority of pupils come from Central Horley, however some pupils travel in from surrounding areas such as the village of Charlwood, Salfords, Smallfield and Crawley.

Due to its location on the Surrey / Sussex border, a few pupils are out of county with Gatwick Airport in between.

There is an affiliated pre-school on-site with 60 pupils.


The school is well served with buses arriving within short walking distance and at correct, convenient times from Crawley/Gatwick areas, Dorking, Leigh and Charlwood and also Redhill to the North.


Horley Train Station is within fairly easy walking distance, and now has an extra, level entrance, meaning that the steep climb up hill is now unnecessary.

Horley is on the main London to Brighton line with Gatwick Airport the next stop to Horley so trains are frequent from both North and South.


Lumley Road, where Horley Infants is located leads to the A23 to the North and The High Street, Horley, to the South.

The B2036 is accessed via the A23, as is the A217 to Reigate. The are very accessible to the school, although during school drop-off times, the A23 is always extremely busy and quite dangerous. Commuter traffic to London, Brighton and Gatwick Airport is very heavy around the Horley area.

Walking routes

Walking is only accessible via existing paths bordering very busy roads. There is a pedestrian crossing across the A23, within close proximity of Lumley Road, linking the Northern residential roads of the town with the school.

This is the only crossing along this busy stretch of road. The major roundabout at the end of this stretch of the A23 is very dangerous. There are no pedestrian crossings to the south of this roundabout.

A significant number of children already walk to school; many children live very centrally to the town and school and the school has been extremely pro-active in promoting walking to school with various campaigns that have been embedded for some time.

Cycling Routes

There are no cycle routes close to the school. Both the A23 and Horley Town Centre, at either end of the town are extremely busy roads, and parents have commented that this is the reason they would not consider cycling to school with their children.

Lumley Road itself is a narrow Victorian residential road with no garaging, so cars are double parked on both sides of the road.

The paths are uneven due to many dropped kerbs to allow cars to park in front gardens. The school feels it might be feasible to put in a cycle path along the A23 as has been done along the B2036, close to Oakwood School.


Lumley Road

01293 782263



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