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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
The Seaview Coaches Wimborne bus is a privately funded school bus servicing Wimborne and Merley. If you would like your son to use this service, please call the Seaview Coaches office on 01202 773124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Timetables for Buses 447 & 450 will be changing with effect from 6 January 2020. Please see new timetables below.
How to pay for school bus journeys
As in previous years, parents will have a choice of ways to pay for travel on the school buses:-
- Single and Return tickets can be purchased on board the buses on a daily basis using cash or contactless debit or credit cards, smart phone or smart watch using Apple Pay and Android Pay.
- You can apply for an annual school bus pass from BCP Council for the whole year at a cost of £670. Payment can be made either as one payment of the total amount or spread over nine monthly direct debit payments. An application form can be downloaded from the school buses page on the bcpcouncil.gov.uk website. (The charge will be waived for pupils who live over 2 miles from the school and are in receipt of low income. Please see the School Buses page on the BCP website for details of how the distance from school and eligibility as low income are calculated.)
- You can also purchase passes direct from morebus (or Yellow Buses for Service 18):
- Morebus can provide termly scholars passes along with the option of purchasing a Network add on which allows pupils to travel on the school bus and on other morebus services during evenings and weekends.
For guidance only, the cost of longer distance fares for 2019-20 (those from east of the Civic Centre inc. Newtown, Alderney, Wallisdown and Poole Old Town, Hamworthy/Turlin Moor/Upton) will be:
Autumn Term £263.30, Spring Term 210.60, Summer Term £196.10 – total £670
Medium distance fares for 2019-20 (those from the Civic Centre Westwards) will be:
Autumn Term £243.00, Spring Term 194.40, Summer Term £194.40
Please visit their school bus pass website http://passes.gosouthcoast.co.uk/ or telephone Morebus on 01202 338420 for the cost from your specific boarding point and details of how to purchase a pass.
Yellow Buses provide a range of period passes which can be used on their Service 18 – Please visit their website – www.bybus.co.uk or telephone them on 01202 636110.
If you have any general queries about bus transport to the Grammar Schools please get in contact via E-mail: email@example.com
Timetables to download:-