Important Message to Parents/Carers
Is your child eligible for SCC funded school travel? If they are, you will need to opt-in by 31st May to receive travel for the following September.
If your child already receives SCC funded travel you still need to opt-in every year even if you are staying at the same school each year.
Bungay High School Bus Timetable
Suffolk School Bus Campaign Parent Survey
Transport for Lower School Students (Years 7 to 11)
Suffolk County Council will provide transport for children of statutory school age who attend their nearest, or Transport Priority area school if the home to school distance is two miles or more, for children under eight, or three miles or more for children of 8 years or more.
If you qualify for free to home school transport the Council will contact you before the start of the school term in September about how to apply for a travel pass
In addition, under the terms of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, free home-to-school transport will be made available to pupils aged 11 to 16, who are in statutory education and whose family is on low income (in receipt of free school meals or the maximum level of working tax credits). They will qualify for free transport to any one of the three nearest suitable schools where the distance from their home is between 2 and 6 miles.
For further information on school transport:
Call: 03456 066 173
It should be noted that bus passes are not transferable – they can only be used to travel on the specific bus named on the pass.
Students who live further afield
Lowestoft and surrounding areas
BH1 Timetable - https://www.border-bus.co.uk/media/docs/BH1_Timetable_Sept_2022.pdf
Queries can be addressed to Border Bus directly on their website
Harleston/Diss to Bungay High School
As of September please click the following links.
Please see the Simonds timetables above for further details.
Public service bus run by Firstbus and Borderbus
Border Bus also covers the villages of Gillingham, Geldeston, Kirby Cane, Broome and Ditchingham with the 524 Route (Border Bus Timetable for the 524)
Parents pay bus companies directly for transport on these buses, either for each individual journey or by purchasing a termly or annual pass.
TRANSPORT FOR POST 16 STUDENTS
Suffolk County Council provide a subsidised transport scheme for students aged 16 to 19 years old in full time education. This is known as the Post-16 Travel policy.
The current policy in Suffolk offers post-16 travel assistance to students who:
- Attend either their nearest school sixth form or post 16 centre
- Are studying in year 12 or 13 but are under 19 years old (or are completing a course that started prior to their 19th birthday)
- Are undertaking an approved full-time course of further education
- Are resident in Suffolk
- Live at least 3 miles from their nearest school sixth form or post 16 centre they wish to attend*
*The only exception to this is if the student is studying something specific that can’t be studied at their nearest school sixth for or post 16 centre.This will be need to be verified by the Passenger Transport team.
For further information on the Post-16 Travel Policy and to lodge an application: