School Bus Service

Below are shown the timings for the routes which we are intending to operate from September 2019, together with a summary of the requirements for using the service and the costs involved per term.

Charges will be added to bills on a termly basis.

Routes are reviewed on an annual basis in order to meet the demands of parents.

A place on the school bus must be booked in advance. All departure and arrival times are subject to change due to varying traffic and weather conditions.

Inbound

Route 1- Leicester              Operated by Woods Coaches

 

7:10 Houghton on the Hill Tariff 3 £360
7:30 Glen Gorse Gold Club Tariff 3 £360
7:35 Stoughton Recreation Ground Tariff 3 £360
7:40 Stoughton Road/Powys Avenue Tariff 2 £310
7:43 A6/Clarendon Park Road Tariff 2 £310
7:50 London Road Station Tariff 2 £310
8:15 Ratcliffe College    

 

Route 2 – Charnwood         Operated by School Transport

 

7:10 Cumberland Road/Ashby Road, Loughborough Tariff 3 £360
7:15 Valley Road/Nanpantan Road, Loughborough Tariff 3 £360
7:20 Ashby Road/Leicester Road, Shepshed Tariff 3 £360
7:30 Maplewell Road, Woodhouse Eaves Tariff 2 £310
7:33 Warren Hill, Woodhouse Eaves Tariff 2 £310
7:50 Quorn Cross, Quorn Tariff 1 £260
7:55 Barrow upon Soar Tariff 1 £260
8:15 Ratcliffe College    

 

Route 3 – Nottingham        Operated by School Transport

 

7:05 East Bridgeford Tariff 3 £360
  Melton Gardens, Edwalton Tariff 3 £360
7:35 Ruddington Tariff 2 £310
7:50 Keyworth Tariff 1 £260
8:15 Ratcliffe College    

 

Route 4 – Belvoir                 Operated by School Transport

 

7:40 Hose (Village Hall) Tariff 3 £360
7:45 Long Clawson (The Sands) Tariff 3 £360
8:00 Thrussington (Regent Street) Tariff 1 £260
8:05 Rearsby Tariff 1 £260
8:15 Ratcliffe College    

 

Outbound

The evening departure from school will leave school at 6:20pm

In previous years, numbers of students using the evening services have generally been lower that the mornings, which has meant some stops have not been necessary and

routes have been shortened as a consequence. The details shown below reflect the full service, which will almost certainly reduce once the actual bookings are received.

Route 1 – Leicester                 Operated by Woods Coaches

 

6:20 Ratcliffe College    
6:45 London Road Station Tariff 2 £310
6:50 A6/Clarendon Park Road Tariff 2 £310
6:55 A6 Knighton Road Tariff 2 £310
  Stoughton Road/Powys Avenue Tariff 2 £310
7:00 Stoughton Recreation Ground Tariff 3 £360
7:05 Glen Gorse Golf Club Tariff 3 £360
7:15 Houghton on the Hill Tariff 3 £360

 

Route 2 – Charnwood         Operated by School Transport

 

6:20 Ratcliffe College    
6:30 Sileby/Barrow Tariff 1 £260
6:40 Quorn Tariff 1 £260
6:45 Valley Road/Nanpantan Road, Loughborough Tariff 3 £360
6:55 Woodhouse Eaves Tariff 2 £310
7:10 Ashby Road, Shepshed Tariff 3 £360
7:20 Ashby Road/Cumberland Road, Loughborough Tariff 3 £360

 

Route 3 – Nottingham        Operated by School Transport

 

6:20 Ratcliffe College    
6:35 Keyworth Tariff 1 £260
6:40 Ruddington Tariff 2  
6:45 Edwalton Tariff 3 £360
7:10 East Bridgeford Tariff 3 £360
7:20 Elston Tariff 3 £360
7:25 Shelton Tariff 3 £360

 

Route 4 – Belvoir                 Operated by School Transport

 

6:20 Ratcliffe College    
  Rearsby/Thrussington Tariff1 £260
7:05 Long Clawson Tariff 3 £360
7:10 Hose Tariff 3 £360
       

 

DISCOUNTS

There is a discount of 50% off the cost of the outbound journey when booked with an inbound journey. A discount of 50% is offered to siblings.

Guidelines on Using the Bus

Pupils must arrive at their stop five minutes before the advertised pick up time. Pupils must wait at the bus stop and not in cars. If the drivers do not see anyone at the stop, they will not stop.

Where bus passes are issued, they must be shown to the driver on all journeys. If your son/daughter has a mobile phone it is a good idea to take a photo of the bus pass in case they forget or lose it.

Coach and mini bus drivers aim to reach each stop at the advertised pick-up time. However, unforeseen circumstances with traffic delays/adverse weather conditions can result in coaches and minibuses, being delayed at certain stops. On these occasions, pupils must follow the instructions below:

If your bus is late in the morning:

  1. Wait 10 minutes; the most senior pupil should ring the coach company / minibus driver.

 

Woods Coaches 07717 128936
Belvoir (inbound) 07852 204764
Charnwood (inbound) 07432 566479
Nottingham (inbound) 07432 566418

 

  1. If the bus does not arrive by the new time given by the coach company, please ring Ratcliffe College on 01509

 

  1. Follow the instructions given to you and please be patient. A replacement vehicle will get to you as soon as

General Information:

All students may use the bus service provided they have parental consent and are able to get on and off the coach/minibus and fasten and unfasten seatbelts themselves. The coaches/minibuses only have a driver and the School does not provide staff to travel, assist or supervise. Therefore students should be in Year 5 or above.

School rules apply on the bus and any student who misbehaves will be subject to School discipline. In appropriate cases, the School will suspend the student’s right to travel on the bus for a period, or indefinitely, without the return of all or some part of the charge.

Please note individual route timings are subject to change depending upon actual usage.

Timings will be confirmed at time of booking, if booked during term time or at the start of the academic year.