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Buses from our school catchment area are arranged by Suffolk County Council and you will need to register your place by the May prior to each new school year. Important information regarding Coronavirus and its affects on school transport is provided plus up-dated guidance and timetables. Please follow this link:

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.


For more information on the SCC school travel policy and getting your child to school please visit; www.suffolkonboard.com/optin alternatively click the following link

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 

With effect from September 2022, the Lowestoft & surrounding area routes will be run by Border Bus.  Timetables will be published at the start of August on the Border Bus website https://www.border-bus.co.uk/ 

BH1 Timetable - https://www.border-bus.co.uk/media/docs/BH1_Timetable_Sept_2022.pdf

The process is:
a)   From the middle of August all parents that have previously registered for the September 22 Lowestoft Buses will be emailed an Individual Temporary Serial Number starting with T2022XXX. 

b)   Parents must use this number to log onto the Border Bus website with their home postcode where they will be asked to verify their child's details followed by an option to purchase a BHS Smart Travel Card with a minimum of 10 trips (maximum 250 trips) in multiples of 10 ( NB 2 trips needed per day). 

c)   Once the above has been completed - Border Bus will issue a BHS Smart Card with a unique 16 digit serial number for travel  (please allow time for processing and postage)

d)   Each time the child travels on the bus, they scan their smart card and 1 trip will be deducted 

e)   Parents can log on to the Border Bus website at anytime to add more trips to the card (by using the last 8 digits on the previously purchased card)

Queries can be addressed to Border Bus directly on their website 
Queries to the school should be addressed to transport@bungayhigh.co.uk 

Harleston/Diss to Bungay High School

As of September please click the following links. 

Simonds 581DB

Simonds 581BD 

Please see the Simonds timetables above for further details.

Public service bus run by Firstbus and Borderbus

Many parents who live in the Southwold or Beccles areas take advantage of the services run by Border Bus (border-bus.co.uk) or First Bus (Link to Charcoal Line here

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.



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: