The College is easily accessible from all directions and benefits from being free of traffic congestion at peak times. Situated on the A46 seven miles north of Leicester, close to the towns of Loughborough and Melton Mowbray and the city of Nottingham, Ratcliffe College is conveniently located for the national motorway network.
Access by train is equally easy – the College is only 20 minutes from Leicester’s railway station, with its regular services to London and the North.
For air travellers, the M1 and M42 links bring both Birmingham (one hour) and East Midlands (30 minutes) airports within easy reach, while London-Heathrow and London-Stansted are within reasonable travelling distance.
Access to Ratcliffe College can only be made from the Northbound carriageway of the A46. The College is clearly signposted by two directional signs positioned at the side of the carriageway, well before the slip road.
If travelling south on the A46, continue past the College which will be seen on the right – exit from the A46 on the slip road signposted Ratcliffe on the Wreake/Sileby. At the ‘T’ junction turn right under the A46 and right again onto the slip road to rejoin the Northbound carriageway. The College slip road is within a short distance on your left.
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From the City Centre
Take the Thirsk Road (A19) from Bootham Bar. St Peter’s School is 600 metres on the left with the entrance immediately after the footbridge.
From the A64 from Leeds
Take the Northern Ring Road (A1237). At the fifth roundabout turn right along the A19 (towards the City Centre).
From the A64 from Scarborough
Take the Northern Ring Road (A1237) signposted Harrogate. At the seventh roundabout turn left along the A19 (towards the City Centre). St Peter’s School is 2 miles on the right, 400 metres after Clifton Green with the entrance immediately before the footbridge. Visitor parking is in front of the school.
York is only two hours by train from London (Kings Cross) and an hour by road from Leeds Airport. The School is 15 minute walk from York station.
Reading Cycle Route R2 travels along the A327 Shinfield Road as far as the junction with Wellington Avenue, just to the north of the school.
Reading Cycle Route: R2
Bus connections are available from Reading Station.
From the M4 Junction 11, take the B3270 towards Earley, then turn left onto the A327 Shinfield Road and follow it for approximately 1.5 miles.