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 see www.suffolkonboard.com or 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 DO NOT LIVE IN OUR CATCHMENT AREA
Lamberts Coaches will be operating 2 coaches covering Lowestoft and surrounding area with effect from September 2016. If you would like to apply for a place on one of these buses please contact Lamberts Coaches. Queries and payments should be made direct to Lamberts on 01502 717579 or firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively you can email the school at email@example.com . The timetables from September are:-
BU001 Stop and estimated pick up time
|End of Gypsy Lane Frostenden||7.40|
|Wrentham Bus Stop – opposite Wrentham Stores||7.44|
|A12/Benacre X roads – Northbound||7.45|
|London Road Kessingland Top of Field Lane||7.51|
|Bloodmoor Roundabout – layby by McDonalds||7.54|
|London Road South – opposite Pakefield Tramways||7.58|
|The Avenue – opposite Carlton PH||8.00|
|The Avenue – opposite Fighting Cocks PH||8.02|
|Westwood Avenue – opposite row of shops||8.05|
|Carlton Colville – by the Co-operative store||8.10|
|Beccles Road/Hollow Grove bus stop||8.12|
|A146 bus stop opposite Barnby Garden Centre||8.15|
|Worlingham – Hillside Road||8.20|
|Bus stop by Beccles Hospital||8.27|
BU002 Stop and estimated pick up time
|Oulton Broad North Railway Station||7.40|
|Gorleston Road/Somerleyton crossroads||7.45|
|Millenium Way – Bus stop opposite Oulton Rd path||7.47|
|Boston Rd – Bus stop on sea side of the road||7.50|
|Peek Driving Cabin bus stop||7.52|
|Horn Hill – Bus stop opposite Asda||7.55|
|End of Dixon Drive/Colville Road||8.05|
|Ribblesdale – just past junction to Airedale Rd||8.10|
|Garden Lane Worlingham||8.18|
|Peddars Lane (By auction rooms) Beccles||8.25|
Please click on the following links for up to date information including delays on the Lowestoft Buses
Many parents who live in the Southwold area take advantage of the public service run by Anglian Coaches. This service is generally known as the 88 and 88B.
The routes of these two buses vary slightly in order to be convenient for the maximum number of students.
Parents pay Anglian directly for transport on these buses, either for each individual journey or by purchasing a termly or annual pass.
Students who live in the Beccles area can apply for a place on the Lambert’s Lowestoft coaches or use the Anglian Public Service Bus.
Many students who live in these areas use the Anglian 80 public service routes.
Additional public transport route to HALESWORTH
The 88 Anglian bus route to Halesworth is used daily by a number of Sixth Formers and occasionally by other students as an alternative if they miss their usual bus or want to travel home later. The usual bus stop for the route is at the bottom of Kings Road. However, in order to help us, the 5.18 pm service takes a detour through our site for the convenience of our students who have stayed at school to do after-school activities. (We sometimes refer to this as the “late bus to Halesworth”).
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: http://www.suffolkonboard.com/home-to-school-transport/post-16-discretionary-transport