Announcement

School travel information from September 2020

Bus Transport Regulations and Fares

Please could all parents ensure that their children are aware of the importance of wearing masks for the entire duration of their time on a school bus. This is a requirement for all students unless they have a health condition that exempts them from doing so in line with government guidance (see link below).

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#exemptions-face-coverings 

The school will continue to remind students of this expectation and we ask that parents also do this please. The bus driver is not expected to take responsibility for passenger compliance.  

Please could you:

  • Remind your children that they must not place bags on seats as this prevents or discourages others from sitting.
  • Ensure your child has a valid pass for the school journey.  We are sorry that the Covid 19 situation has driven the need to change a number of our buses from public services to dedicated 'school run' buses and as a result the pass options available are more limited this year (with the termly or annual passes the only ones available for the Thames Travel buses). DGS and SBS are already heavily subsidising the services to ensure they run for the benefit of all of our students and cannot subsidise the services further. We do now urge you to purchase passes quickly if you have not already done so. It is anticipated that regular checking of passes will be reintroduced shortly by the bus companies so students should always carry their bus pass with them whenever travelling to and from school so they can be shown to the driver if requested. 

Thank you very much for your assistance and understanding.

Information about transport arrangements from September 2020 can be found in the these documents below:

School-Bus-Information-2020-21-Update-as-at-4-Sept-2020.pdf

Transport arrangements from September 2020 - 16 July 2020

School travel letter from OCC - 16 July 2020

Back to Top