Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU | Tel: 01202 692132 | Email: pgsoffice@poolegrammar.com

School Travel Plan

One of the aims of the school development plan is to further develop as a sustainable school by promoting greener ways of getting to school. As part of the Borough of Poole and national plan Poole Grammar School has devised a Travel Plan which targets reducing our Carbon footprint. On an annual basis data is collected to ascertain what effect school policies are having on travel patterns. This data is also used by the Borough to help it make decisions about increasing the number of cycles lanes, public service buses etc. As we are not a ‘neighbourhood’ school there will always be challenges but we do seek to encourage walking, cycling or using buses to get to school as it is a great way to keep fit. School buses provide a comprehensive service serving most areas and parents who do drive their sons to school are encouraged to car share and to drop their sons off and pick them up away from the school site for a short walk to promote fitness and wellbeing.

Linkrider Coaches have a private bus service from Swanage, Wareham, Lytchett Matravers, and one from Wool and Bovington.  If you would like your son to use this service, please call Linkrider direct on 01929 477344 or e-mail linkridercoaches@btconnect.com

Service 40 is a privately funded school bus servicing Verwood/WestMoors/Ferndown.  If you would like your son to use this service, please call Claire Broadley, Bus Liaison Officer, on 07952 945387 or e-mail broadleyclaire@gmail.com  You can also sign up/renew on their webpage:-  https://membermojo.co.uk/ppgsbus

Service  95 is a NEW privately funded school buses servicing Wimborne Corfe Mullen and North Broadstone.  If you would like your son to use this service, simply complete and sign the Travel Application Form and the Terms and Conditions and return them as soon as possible to the address on the forms.  Seats will be by allocation and priority will be given to full time travel students.

The draft timetable is shown below. The timetables may be reviewed and altered again prior to and after an initial trial period in September and will be reviewed during the first year.

If you have any questions regarding the Service 95, please contact Paul at Freedom Transport, paul@freedom-poole.co.uk, or telephone 01202 660868 / 07825542239.


Route 450 Reliability

This route is being adversely affected by roadworks in Wallisdown Road and is arriving late at school.  

We intend to introduce the temporary timetable below from Monday 14 November to resolve the issues. This timetable gives the route more time in the mornings, with some earlier pick up times.

450 14.11.22

At present we expect the service to return to its normal timetable when the Spring term begins in January. Should this change we will let you know.

Julian Barnes

Go South Coast

If you have any general queries about bus transport to the Grammar Schools please get in contact via E-mail: schoolbuses@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Timetables to download:-

Service 5 Timetable

Service 40 Timetable – Verwood/West Moors/Ferndown

Service 415 Timetable

Service 416 Timetable

Service 417 Timetable

Service 418 Timetable

Service 419 Timetable

Service 448 Timetable

Service 450 Timetable 

Linkrider 29

Linkrider 29w

Route 95 September 2021