First Bus Designated School Bus Service
Due to the 37 bus route being discontinued this summer long with the reductions introduced on the 19 bus route, we negotiated with First Bus in order to guarantee that we could get our students who used those bus services, into school.
The system that has been set up consists of 5 designated school buses:
OS1 from Hanham leaving 7.42am and arriving at school at 8.10am
OS2 from Hanham leaving 8.54am and arriving at school at 9.20am
OS3 from Kingswood leaving 7.32am and arriving at school at 8.10am
OS4 from Kingswood leaving 8.50am and arriving at school at 9.20am
OS5 from The Crown, Longwell Green stopping at Westcourt Drive, Oldland Common, Court Road, The Cherry Tree, The Beeches, Cherry Garden Lane then Cherry Garden Road, Bitton and all the stops to Oldfield School leaving at 8.54am from The Crown and at 9.06 from Cherry Garden Road.
Regular First Bus West of England weekly or monthly bus tickets can now be used on these services and you can also purchase a termly ticket via the First Bus app and the prices are as follows:
Term 3 £64
Term 4 £67.50
You can purchase weekly or monthly tickets via the app or in school as hard copies.
Please note, tickets will not be able to be purchased on the bus and daily tickets will not be valid.
Under the new system, you will have to let us know if your child intends to use any of these bus services and we will assign your child a bus. This will help guarantee children places on buses. If this does not happen, we may be in the position where we cannot guarantee your child a seat. This arrangement will depend on your cooperation which will allow us to allocate places and ensure an even mix on each bus so that all children who wish to use this service can get into school. If this does not work, then we will need to review the service again at the end of Term 3 and potentially return to termly tickets.
Please could you complete the attached questionnaire, if you intend to use any of the OS services so that I can allocate your child a bus.
Please remember we can only keep the prices down and guarantee all children a place on a bus if all parents who wish to use these services provide the information we have requested above. Please can you do so by Tuesday 22nd December.
All tickets can be used on all First Bus Services for the duration of the term (except Airport buses) as well as on the designated service.
If you have any questions, regarding the process please email firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Ishbel Tovey.
Face masks must be worn on all services.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT (excluding designated school buses)
We sell weekly and monthly bus tickets at reception for those students who need them. All children who wish to purchase First Bus tickets will require a First Bus photo-card. If you would like a First Bus photo-card, please send in a passport sized photograph of your child to the school office. We can then prepare the photo-cards and issue them to your child. The current prices of tickets are as follows but please note these may change (you can confirm current prices via the school office or by emailing email@example.com ).
Years 7-11 Weekly £12.10 Monthly £44.00
Years 12 and 13 Weekly £16.95 Monthly £61.60
We issue First bus tickets as follows:
- Tickets are only sold via reception on a Friday except at the start of the new academic year. All bus pass request envelopes must be completed and handed to reception by 11.10am Friday morning. The bus passes will be ready to collect by the end of the school day.
- The photo-card will be valid for one year from the date of issue.
- A valid photo-card must be shown each and every time a ticket is purchased.
- A ticket is only to be issued to the student whose picture is shown on the photo-card.
- Cheques should be made out to Oldfield School.
- Parents should write on the back of the cheque their child’s name and tutor group.
- If paying in cash the correct money is required.
- Please also state the date from which you wish your ticket to be valid from and indicate the type of ticket required.