Transport Information

COVID-19 Transport Risk Assessment

Dedicated School Transport – Home to School

 

  1. Social distancing on the buses should be implemented if possible.
  2. Fresh air should be maximised – windows opened
  3. The law says children do not have to wear face coverings on dedicated school transport, however it is recommended that pupils in Year 7 and above wear a face covering on dedicated school transport, except for those that are exempt.

 

When wearing a face covering you should:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on
  • avoid wearing on your neck or forehead
  • avoid touching the part of the face covering in contact with your mouth and nose, as it could be contaminated with the virus
  • change the face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it
  • avoid taking it off and putting it back on a lot in quick succession

When removing a face covering:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before removing
  • only handle the straps, ties or clips
  • do not give it to someone else to use
  • if single-use, dispose of it carefully in a residual waste bin and do not recycle
  • if reusable, children must put the face covering in a plastic bag when removed. 
  • Reusable coverings should be washed in line with manufacturer’s instructions at the highest temperature appropriate for the fabric
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser once removed

 

  1. Parents/carers must not allow their child to board the buses if they, or a member of their household has COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. If your child develops symptoms whilst at school they will be sent home. They must not travel on home to school transport. The school will contact the parent/carer to make arrangements for their child to be collected.
  3. Children and drivers who have been in contact with someone who has developed symptoms whilst at school or on home to school transport do not need to go home to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms themselves (in which case, they should arrange a test), or the symptomatic person subsequently tests positive and they were in contact within 48 hours of them first displaying symptoms or if they have been requested to do so by NHS Test and Trace.
  4. If a person with symptoms has been on dedicated school transport, the vehicle will be cleaned with normal household disinfectant to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
  5. Children and drivers must clean their hands before boarding transport and again on disembarking.
  6. Drivers and passenger assistants should use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser at intervals throughout the journey, and should always do so after performing tasks such as helping a child into the vehicle or handling a child’s belongings.
  7. Children should board the bus on a ‘first in, last out’ basis; with those children getting on first seated at the rear of the bus and the bus filling forwards.
  8. Children should maintain social distancing when disembarking the bus at school.
  9. All children will be temperature checked on arrival at school.

General Information

Please make sure your child has their bus pass on them at all times.  

 In Catchment Transport:  Provided by Hampshire Passenger Transport 01962 846924. 

Out-of-Catchment:  Please contact the school  

 

Travel Insurance

Your child is only covered by insurance if they have applied for a place on a school bus.  If County Transport have not issued you with a bus pass, then you are not insured to travel on the school bus.

 

Provision of free travel

Hampshire Local Authority will advise you if your child qualifies for free transport, either on a school bus or public transport.  To qualify you need to:

  • Attend the catchment school or one that is nearer to your home, and
  • The distance (measured by the shortest available walking route) is more than three miles for children from Year 4 to Year 11, or
  • Your catchment school was your first preference and it was over-subscribed.  In this case, we will provide transport to the next closest school, using the distances in the previous paragraph.

 

Privilege seats

If your child does not qualify for travelling expenses, you may apply for him to be a 'privilege' passenger on school transport. This will depend on whether there are spare seats and only applies if the vehicle is contracted by Hampshire County Council to transport children. The privilege place can be withdrawn at short notice if it is needed for a child who qualifies for free transport.

 

There is a flat-rate charge for privilege seats which is the same for all children whatever their age or the distance travelled. If you receive income support, or income-based job seeker's allowance, you do not have to pay. All drivers are checked either by the school or the local authority; the Vehicle Operating Standards Agency carries out checks on vehicles.

 

Bus Routes for Out of Catchment Buses

September 2021

 

Andover

Picket Twenty (A3093 towards A303 near roundabout)

Vigo Road, Iron Age Museum

Enham Arch

King Arthur’s Way

Hunts Farm

Enham Village, bus stop by Church

Andover, Saxon Way Bus Stop (am & pm)

Charlton, Convenience Store

Hatherden School

Wildhern Lane

Charlton Down

Hurstbourne Tarrant Shop

The Clere School

 

Route 1 Basingstoke (Winklebury area)

Roman Way

Winklebury, Augustus Drive

Winklebury, The Winkle

Winklebury, Pembroke Road

The Clere School

 

Route 2 Silchester (and surrounding area)

Popley Way, Carpenter’s Down

Sherfield Park, Gaiger Avenue

Campbell Road bus stop

Bramley Green Road

Bramley Inn

Silchester, Calleva Arms

Silchester Road, Church Road

Charter Alley, Unisex Salon

Christ Church, Ramsdell crossroad

Pitt Hall Farm

The Clere School

 

Route 3 Tadley (and surrounding area)

Rooksdown Avenue

Rooksdown Community Centre

St Michael’s Hospice

Cranes Road/Manor Road bus stop

Sherbourne St. John, West End

Pamber End, Queen’s College Arms

Pamber Green, New Road

Tadley, Manse Lane

Tadley, Fairlawn Road

Tadley, New Road Roundabout

Tadley, Mulfords Hill, Esso Garage

Tadley, Mulfords Hill, Sainsbury’s

Tadley, Franklin Avenue

Tadley, Bishopswood Road

Tadley, Bishopswood Lane

Tadley, Heath End Road, Cricketers

Headley, Common Road

Headley, opposite The Cedars

The Clere School

Please note – your child may only travel on the bus as agreed on your returned contract, where passes are issued they must be carried for all journeys.

The morning pick up time is the time the bus departs from the stop.  Students should be at their nominated stop approximately 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time.