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Visitor parking

Parking is unrestricted in the surrounding streets after 11am.

Before 11:00 parking is very restricted in the surrounding streets and our car park cannot accommodate visitors, although we will always try to make exceptions for those who have a Blue Badge.  There are three rail stations close to the school: Barnes Bridge (7 minute walk), Barnes (11 minute walk) and Mortlake (17 minute walk).  Bus numbers 209, 493 and 33 service the area.  Now that Hammersmith Bridge has reopened to pedestrians, we are joined to the Underground network at Hammersmith by the 209 bus, although you will have to walk over the bridge from Hammersmith to the bus stop located on Castelnau.

The nearest pay and display car park is on Sheen Lane (20 minutes walk).

There are visitors’ bays on Thorne Street and on White Hart Lane which allow parking for one hour but these are generally occupied.

By Taxi

Local taxi companies include:

  • Barnes Cars: 020 8876 6666
  • Riverside Cars: 020 8878 7777
  • Parkers Cars: 020 8560 0000
  • Eco Trip Cars: 020 8241 2661
  • Taxi & Mini Cab Richmond: 020 8819 9151

We advise that you obtain a quote for your journey prior to travelling.


The area immediately around the school is a controlled parking zone (CPZ),  currently operating between the hours of 09:00 and 11:00. We politely request that parents and carers avoid driving to/from the school unless absolutely necessary.

We have a small number of staff and visitor parking spaces across both sites, which are allocated on a first come first served basis. 


By Car

We recommend that visitors to Barnes Primary School use public or sustainable transport wherever possible.

The school sits within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) – parking spaces are very limited, therefore driving to the school is actively discouraged unless absolutely necessary. 

By Bus

From Avondale Road Bus Station on North Worple Way, Barnes Primary School is a 10 minute walk  – buses 209 and 419 run direct to/from Hammersmith from this bus station.

Bus numbers 33, 337 and 493 run along the Upper Richmond Road to/from Teddington (via Richmond), Clapham Junction (via Putney) and Tooting (via Wimbledon) respectively.


By Rail

The school is well served by South Western Railway (SWR) via Barnes, Barnes Bridge and Mortlake railway stations:

Barnes Bridge station is a 6 minute walk, and the nearest to the school – with services operating on a loop line from Waterloo and Hounslow. 

Barnes station is an 8 to 10 minute walk from the school, across Barnes Common and through Vine Park – services operate on a loop line from Waterloo, serving Richmond for connecting Tube and Overground services.

Mortlake station is a 15 minute walk from the school – services operate on a loop line from Waterloo, serving Richmond for connecting Tube and Overground services.


For further rail information, call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50


Named Contact & Safeguarding

We have a number of part time employees working at the school and so cannot guarantee that a named contact will always be available. If you have any questions, please ring the above number and speak to FRONT OF HOUSE on duty that day and they will assist you or point you in the right direction.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please email: safeguardingconcerns@barnes.richmond.sch.uk

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