Face coverings on school buses
Face coverings on school buses
- It is the law that children and young people aged 11 and over must wear a face covering on public transport. PHE advises that children and young people aged 11 and over must also wear a face covering when travelling on dedicated transport to secondary school or college.
- social distancing should be maximised within vehicles wherever it is possible, between individuals or ‘bubbles’
- it is very important to maximise the ventilation of fresh air (from outside the vehicle) on dedicated school and college transport, particularly through opening windows and ceiling vents
- Children, young people, drivers and passenger assistants must clean their hands before boarding transport and again on disembarking.
- Schools should have a process for children and young people to remove face coverings when they arrive at school. This should enable them to wash their hands immediately on arrival (as is the case for all pupils) and then wash their hands again after removing their face covering. Disposable face coverings should be disposed of in a covered bin. They should not be put in a recycling bin. Children should keep reusable face coverings in a plastic bag they can take home with them.
- Full guidance can be found here - www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport
Private Dedicated College Bus Services
For a fee the college operates 5 private buses and 3 mini bus services to and from the college for students. Priority is given to younger students and on distance.
1 301 from: Lordswood stopping at Millbrook, Regents Park and Shirley.
2. 302 from: Woolston stopping at Sholing, Thornhill, Bitterne and Bullar Rd
3. 303 from: Whiteley stopping at Titchfield, Locks Heath, Warsash, Lowford, Burseldon, Harefield, Townhill Way & Haskins..
4. 304 from: Peartree stopping at Woolston Link, Central Station, Lower Shirley and St James Road.
5. Minibus “A” from North Baddesley, Chandlers Ford and Leigh Road.
6. Minibus “B” from Hamble (Social Club), Ingleside- Old Netley and Thornhill Park Road .
7. Minibus “C” from St Swithun Wells Primary School and Passfield Avenue.
The Bluestar no: 18 from Millbrook to the City Centre then change to the Bluestar no: 2 to Bassett Green Road stop (2mins walk from the college).
The Bluestar no: 8 & 9 from Fawley and Langley to the City Centre then change to the Bluestar no: 2 to Bassett Green Road stop (2 mins walk from the college).
The First Bus no: 3 from Hedge End/West End to the City Centre then connect to the Bluestar 2 or Firstbus U6H to the Burgess Road stop at McDonalds (2 mins walk from the college).
From Fair Oak and Eastleigh the Bluestar no: 2 has a return service stopping at the Bassett Green Road stop (2 mins walk from the college).
Students from the Whiteley and Fareham area travel to Eastleigh Parkway station then change trains to Swaythling station (5 mins walk from college)
Students in Chandlers Ford can travel direct to and from Swaythling station daily.
A direct service is also available from Winchester to Swaythling (Please refer to rail company timetables).
Hampshire and Southampton Assisted Travel
Assisted travel is no longer available for Catholic students on denominational grounds, except where a child is in receipt of free school meals or means tested applies.
Hampshire County Council children, need to apply online following the link: