Bus Routes – September 2018

All School News | 20.04.2018

We have been reviewing our school bus routes and are delighted to announce a number of positive changes to our bus service from this September.

  1. Increasing to four bus routes from three.

Route 1 – Based on the existing Leicester route using a Woods coach.  Suggested route of Oadby, Stoughton, London Road, City Centre, Ratcliffe.

Route 2 – Charnwood Route (using a school vehicle).  Suggested route of Shepshed, Loughborough, Quorn, Barrow, Woodhouse Eaves, Swithland, Cropston, Rothley, Ratcliffe.

Route 3 – Nottingham Route (using a school vehicle).  Suggested route of East Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Edwalton, Ruddington, Keyworth, Ratcliffe.

Route 4 – Vale of Belvoir Route (using a school vehicle)Suggested route of Harby, Hose, Long Clawson, Hickling, Upper Broughton, Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Thrussington, Rearsby, Ratcliffe.

If you would like to make a request to vary one of the routes or you would like to register your interest in using the service, please contact the Director of Finance, Mr David Robson, via e-mail drobson@ratcliffecollege.com.  We cannot guarantee we can fulfil every request. The final routes will be confirmed during the first half of the Summer Term.

  1. Changes to Tariffs. 
  • Simplified to 3 (reduced) rates based on time/distance of travel.
  • Sibling Discount increased from 25% to 50%.
  • Charges added to the School Bill on a termly basis.

Tariff 1 £250 per term for one-way travel.

Tariff 2 £300 per term for one-way travel.

Tariff 3 £350 per term for one-way travel. 

  1. Changes to Evening Departures
  • A 4.20pm departure time will be introduced for the 3 routes operated by a school vehicle.
  • The Leicester route will continue with a single departure time of 6.20pm.
  • A 6.20pm departure time will also operate for the 3 routes operated by a school vehicle, for those who are staying for activities/Prep.

All routes will be subject to receiving an adequate number of bookings for the service to be economically viable.  Routes may be combined to make this possible.