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Transport, Bus and Travel Information

 

As a school we understand that children travelling to school on their own can be a daunting prospect for them and parents alike. To support our parents and students we maintain excellent relations with transport providers allowing us access to an extensive network of transport provision to our school. We work very closely with these providers to ensure safe, convenient and cost effective travel for all.

For more details of our Burgate School Travel Plan click here.

View our Bus Timetable for 2019-20 for detailed routes and timings

 

School Minibus Services

For a seat on the school minibus service please apply directly to the school by Monday 8 July 2019 by emailing: transport@burgate.hants.sch.uk

If you are in the main school and currently have a seat on our school minibus from Poulner/Ringwood then your seat will carry over and you need not re-apply for a seat from September as this has already been allocated for you.

Students that have previously travelled on minibus routes from all other locations will, from September 2019, have bus provision provided by one of the Salisbury Reds services. Whiteparish and West Grimstead will be serviced by the B5 bus and Nomansland, Landford and Hamptworth will be serviced by the 763. Please see the timetable for routes and timings. Bus passes (Scholars passes) for these routes should be purchased via Go South Coast prior to the start of the new school term.

Salisbury Reds Bus Ticket Purchasing: https://passes.gosouthcoast.co.uk/

*Main school students from Alderholt are not permitted to travel on this minibus service and should continue travel via the DCC/MP013. This minibus service will however provide bus provision from Alderholt for our sixth form students. For a seat on the school minibus service please apply directly to the school by Monday 8 July 2019 by emailing: transport@burgate.hants.sch.uk

Burgate ‘B’ buses and the 763

Please refer to the 2019-2020 timetable and ticket information to view any changes to all bus routes.

NOTE: Current timetables will appear on the Salisbury Reds website until the end of this term after this the new timetable will be shown. Salisbury Reds tickets are sent directly to homes and should be order in good time to ensure these can be delivered by the first day of term.

B1

From September the B1 bus will be servicing Wilton. The collection/drop-off will be from the Fugglestone roundabout/Wilton Garden Centre. This stop will be the first collection point in this route. Please see the attached timetable for the full route and timings. Bus passes (Scholars passes) for these routes should be purchased via Go South Coast prior to the start of the new school term.

Please note from September that on the B1 there will be no collection/drop off points on Wilton Road, instead collection/drop-off provision for this are will be from either Roman Road, Devizes Road (India Avenue and Gas Lane). Students previously accessing this bus route from Wilton Road should walk to one of these three stops.

B5

From September this bus route will be servicing Whiteparish and West Grimstead also.Please see the attached timetable for the full route and timings. Bus passes (Scholars passes) for these routes should be purchased via Go South Coast prior to the start of the new school term. Only one stop has been officially included in Whiteparish (Church) but it may be that the bus can stop at the Newton Buildings stop also.

763

From September this bus route will be servicing Nomansland, Landford and Hamptworth. It will no longer service Hale Green. Please see the attached timetable for the full route and timings. Bus passes (Scholars passes) for these routes should be purchased via Go South Coast prior to the start of the new school term.

HCC and DCC Bus routes

All of these routes are remaining the same but remain subject to route amendments made by HCC or DCC.

Students must always travel with a valid bus ticket and should only travel on the route shown on their ticket unless in an emergency i.e. missed allocated bus!

If you have any questions regarding bus routes or ticketing please contact the route service provider. More information may be found on the attached timetable. For questions or concerns regarding the school minibus service please email: transport@burgate.hants.sch.uk

For Students Entitled To Travel Assistance (Free Transport)

Travel Assistance is the service provided by your own local authority where you are entitled to free transport to our school. For this to be so you must live in catchment but not nearer than three miles from the school or not have suitable walking routes to the school. If you live out of catchment and no place is available at your catchment school this may entitle you to transport assistance also. Transport is provided either by the awarding of a bus pass or by arranged taxi. In some circumstances the LA may pay petrol costs to parents.

If you believe you may be entitled to assisted transport to The Burgate please contact the appropriate transport department detailed below. They will advise you how to apply.

Hampshire residents

01962 846924

Hampshire Website

Wiltshire residents

0300 4560100

Wiltshire Website

Dorset residents

01305 221060

Dorset Website

 

Transport Support for Families with three or more students or for Sixth Form Bursary Students 

For families with three or more students studying with us or for students in our Sixth Form entitled to Bursary Support (Pupil Premium in years 7 to 11) we may be able to offer a financial contribution to transport. This may be up to £500 pa.

If you would like further details please email transport@burgate.hants.sch.uk

Conduct On Buses

There is a clear expectation students will use transport services sensibly and respectfully. Students appreciate the calm and comfortable environment on the vehicles. Students are expected to conform with the Burgate Transport Behaviour Code. If students do not treat each other and the services with respect they can expect to be dealt with in accordance with this code and school behaviour policy. For more information on this please read our letter to parents on expectations for student conduct on our school buses.