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School Transport

If your child is attending their nearest school and you meet one of the criteria below, then Herefordshire Council have a legal obligation to provide free transport to and from school. The criteria are:

  • you live over three miles from school
  • you have income-based free school meals and live over two miles from school
  • your child's route to school is less than three miles, but too dangerous to walk even when accompanied.

If you do not meet the criteria, the council may be able to offer you a chargeable seat via the 'vacant seat' scheme. To find out more information regarding school transport and the application process, please click the link to Herefordshire Council's webpage School and college transport

If you are a new starter, please ensure you apply for your child's bus seat in plenty of time in order to assist the council with bus availability and route planning.

You can also contact the School Transport department via schooltransport@herefordshire.gov.uk

 

If you do not live in an area where the school transport will serve your address, there are other bus transport options.

Forest of Dean If you live in the Forest of Dean, the school currently operate four bus services in and out of school each day, which are run via the bus operator Grindles Coaches Limited. Payments for these buses are to be made directly to the school. We operate an application process, that is administered by the school. You are only able to purchase a seat for the full week/full year. Unfortunately we cannot operate similar to a service bus. The routes are:

  • JKH18: Bream, Coleford, Worrall Hill and Lydbrook
  • JKH19: Cinderford, Drybrook and Plump Hill
  • JKH20: Mitcheldean, Drybrook and Joys Green
  • JKH25: Cinderford and Parkend

Maps and timetables for these routes can be viewed via Grindles Coaches Ltd - JKHS buses

A full priced seat for 2023-24 is £960, per child.

 

Little Dewchurch/Much Birch If you live surrounding this area, the school operates two minibues in and out of school each day. We operate an application process, that is administered by the school. You are only able to purchase a seat for the full week/full year. Unfortunately we cannot operate similar to a service bus. 

A full priced seat for 2023-24 is £960, per child.

 

To apply for your child's bus seat for either the Forest of Dean services or the Little Dewchurch/Much Birch route - please contact our Transport team via jkhstransport@jkhs.org.uk

 

There are also several service buses that drop off and collect from the front of the school bus bay, each day. Payments for these services must be made directly with the bus operator. The services are:

  • 32 Stagecoach West: Gloucester to Ross via Newent and Gorsley
  • 33 Stagecoach West: Gloucester to Ross via Huntley, Lea and Weston
  • 33 Stagecoach West: Hereford to Ross
  • 34 Nick Maddy Coaches: Monmouth to Ross
  • 844 Nick Maddy Coaches: Old Gore to Ross, via How Caple and Hoarwithy.