Home to school transport

Does your child travel to school on an Arriva Bus?

We have been working with Arriva our main public transport provider to increase capacity on their busier home to school bus routes. As part of our plans for pupils' safe return to education, they will be introducing school services that are not available to the general public.

From September 2020, we are advising parents of changes to the home to school service to ensure your child has a safe return to school for the start of the autumn term.

These services will be identified on the bus and on the Arriva App with an "S" prefix and signage indicating these buses are for use only by pupils travelling to and from school.

Some of the routes will see two buses travelling the same route with one dedicated for school only (with the prefix 'S') which will be immediately followed by a service for the general public.

Home to school transport (services with a prefix 'S') will operate the same social distancing rules as outlined by Government guidance, therefore we are asking any pupil using these services to follow these five important steps for safe travel:

  • keep a safe social distance while waiting for transport;
  • pupils over the age of 11 must wear a face covering; children with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities will not be required to wear a face covering, however it is recommended where possible;
  • sanitise hands before getting on and off the vehicle;
  • dispose of litter responsibly;
  • if possible, use the same seat for each journey.

We will continue to work with Arriva to monitor capacity during September and make changes were necessary.

The following table provides details of the bus routes from September 2020, data provided by Arriva.

Customer notice:

All Arriva services that begin with an “S” will resume 8 March 2021.

This table shows the school bus routes.
Charlton School

Morning

S16

7.40am Wellington

7.47am Rodington

S16

7.47am Rodington

8.24am Charlton School

Afternoon

S16

3.20pm Charlton School

3.43pm High Ercall

Madeley Academy, Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby

Morning

S4

6.52am Leegomery

7.56am Abraham Darby/Madeley Academy

S1

7am Town Centre

7.48am Abraham Darby/Madeley Academy

S2

7.35am Town Centre

8am Madeley Academy/Abraham Darby

S2

8.02am Abraham Darby/Madeley Academy

8.45am Telford

Afternoon

S4

2.58pm Madeley

4.07pm Leegomery

S1

3.10pm Abraham Darby

3.38pm Town Centre

S2

3.20pm Madeley Academy/Abraham Darby

4.05pm Town Centre

Burton Borough, Newport Girls High, Adams Grammar

Morning

S5

7.05am Town Centre

7.50am Newport

S5

7.25am Town Centre

8.10am Newport

S521

7.35am Shrewsbury

8.34am Newport Girls High School

S5

7.50am Stafford

8.37am Newport

S5

8.03am Gnosall

8.27am Newport

Afternoon

S5

3.32pm Newport

4.17pm Town Centre

S521

3.57pm Newport Girls High School

4.57pm Shrewsbury

S5

3.50pm Newport

4.45pm Town Centre

S5

4.02pm Newport

4.47pm Stafford

William Brookes

Morning

S894

7.40am Dawley

8.45am William Brookes School

S895

8.45am Overdale

8.45am William Brookes School

Afternoon

S984

3pm William Brookes School

4.05pm Dawley

S895

3pm William Brookes School

3.40pm Overdale

Telford College

Morning

S7A

7.50am Newport

8.43am Wellington

S7

8.03am Telford

8.53am Wellington

S4

8.17am Telford

8.55am Wellington

SX4

8.23am Town Centre

8.40am Wellington

SX4

8.35am Town Centre

8.52am Wellington

SX4

8.47am Town Centre

9.04am Wellington

Afternoon

SX4

3.30pm Wellington

3.47pm Telford

SX4

4.06pm Wellington

4.23pm Telford

SX4

4.18pm Wellington

4.30pm Telford

S7A

4.30pm Wellington

4.42pm Telford

SX4

4.42pm Wellington

4.54pm Telford

SX4

4.54pm Wellington

5.06pm Telford

Shrewsbury College

Morning

S519

7.25am Newport

8.30am Shrewsbury

SX5

8.10am Telford

8.45am Shrewsbury

SX4

8.11am Telford

9am Shrewsbury

SX5

8.30am Telford

9.05am Shrewsbury

Afternoon

SX5

2.45pm Shrewsbury

3.15pm Telford

SX4

4pm Shrewsbury

4.47pm Telford

SX5

4pm Shrewsbury

4.30pm Telford

S519

5.15pm Shrewsbury

6.15pm Newport

The Council looks to parents and carers to make arrangements for their children to travel safely to their chosen or allocated school where possible and only where we have a statutory duty to do so, will the Council provide funded travel assistance. If you are unable to transport your child to school and believe you are eligible for support from the Council under our statutory dutyView information on how to apply online for home to school transport.


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Important information 

Please note: all applications must be made through the online transport application. Please be aware that as all applications are looked at on individual basis this could take up to 20 working days. If you are applying for your child for September 2020 all applications must be received by the 30 June 2020. If any applications are received after this date your child will not necessarily get transport in time for the start of the new school term.

Applications for home to school transport submitted prior to September 2020 for home to school transport due to start school in September 2020 will be considered under the old Home to school Transport Policy.

All new applications for home to school transport from September 2020 onwards will be considered under the new Home to School Transport Policy this will include in year applications.

Last updated: 10/03/2021 09:46

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