School Transport

We have our own minibus, a Ford 17 seater, purchased in April 2008. It is used to transport children to many of the off-site activities that occur throughout the year. It is also used to transport children who live in our catchment area to and from school in the morning and at the end of the day.

If you live in our catchment area and would like your child to use the minibus please complete the Home to School Transport form. Home to School transport is only provided for children aged 5 or over (in very exceptional circumstances it may be provided for children under 5).

If your child is not entitled to free transport they may be able to take up a spare place, if one exists, on the minibus. However, parents/carers will be asked to pay a termly charge for this facility. Parents/carers should be aware that the place may be withdrawn at short notice if at a later date the seat is required for a pupil who is entitled to free transport or the transport arrangements on that particular route are reviewed/changed.

If you would like to apply for a fare-paying seat on existing transport that may be available please contact the Transport Services Team, telephone number 01635 519237. For more information visit the Transport Section of the West Berkshire website.

West Berkshire Council have expectations of the behaviour of children on the mini bus and these can be found in the Home to School Behaviour Code Handbook.

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