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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Travel

For any information regarding travel at Samuel Whitbread Academy contact Mr Edwards tedwards@bestacademies.org.uk

 

Out of catchment transport information

Samuel Whitbread Academy has been negotiating with new transport providers to ensure we can meet the transport needs of our out-of-catchment students, covered by the SW1, SW2 and SW3.

We are pleased to announce that Samuel Whitbread Academy has taken full responsibility of the routes from September 2022. An agreement has been made with Barton Coaches to ensure the long-term security of these routes. This will provide peace of mind and allow families to plan for the future, with the confidence that their children can continue their education at Samuel Whitbread Academy.

We have been able to negotiate terms that will keep the passes at the lowest prices possible.  Running the passes and routes internally has reduced overheads and kept costs down.

Half-termly passes will be available through Parentmail and will equate to £2.50 per journey. Pay-as-you-go options will be available too, as long as there is space on the bus.  Our advice is to purchase a half-termly pass to secure a seat for your child.

Please check the routes to help you select which pass your child would need.

 

Out of catchment bus pass update:

If you would like to purchase a pass the bus routes below, please email JLowden@bestacademies.org.uk with the specific route pass you require.

They can then add the payment option to your ParentMail account.

 

SW1 Timetable - SWA
SW2 Timetable - SWA
SW3 Timetable - SWA

 

Bus Routes

All updated route details can be found by clicking below. Select your route and check the times for collection. Please be there 5 minutes before collection time.

 

 

In catchment bus pass update:

Central Bedfordshire Council have informed the school that all passes for in catchment routes will be posted to new students over the summer. Existing passes held by current yr 9 and 10 students can be used for the next academic year.

Parents can check the status of their application at https://selfservice.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/q/login

Please select the application from the page, the timeline will display the current stage of progress.

 

Code of Conduct

Please click below to see our School Transport Code of Conduct.

 

Late Bus Routes

J1L Samuel Whitbread – Depart 16:30

Then onto:

Stanford  At the Park / Green
Broom  At the bus stop opposite the Green
Southill  At the village hall
Old Warden  At the village hall
Northill  At the church
Cople As requested
Cardington Opposite the Kings Arms

These late services are not “Door to Door”, therefore the stops may not be the most convenient for all pupils.  They are designed to provide a stop in every Village / Location.  Pupils will have to choose the stop that most suits them.

 

J2L Samuel Whitbread – Depart 16:30

Then onto:

Campton By the church or at the Lower School
Chicksands The square located past the council offices
Ireland  By Request
Haynes  Loop around Haynes - Northwood End Road /
Wilstead Near the Post Office
Cotton End  At the bus stop opposite “The Bell” PH
Shortstown  At the bus stop opposite the camp
Bedford By request

These late services are not “Door to Door”, therefore the stops may not be the most convenient for all pupils.  They are designed to provide a stop in every Village / Location.  Pupils will have to choose the stop that most suits them.

 

J7L Samuel Whitbread – Depart 16:30

Then onto:

Henlow  Crown
Arlesey Pyemans Garage
Arlesey Royal Oak
Arlesey Memorial
Arlesey Lynton Avenue
Arlesey Post Office
Arlesey Jubilee Crescent

These late services are not “Door to Door”, therefore the stops may not be the most convenient for all pupils.  They are designed to provide a stop in every Village / Location.  Pupils will have to choose the stop that most suits them.

J19L Samuel Whitbread – Depart 16:30

Then onto:

RAF Henlow Bus stop by the camp
Stondon 
  • Bird in the Hand PH
  • Opposite Doctors Surgery
  • Opposite the Lower School    
Meppershall End of Fildyke Road
Shillington  
Gravenhurst  
Clophill By the Green

These late services are not “Door to Door”, therefore the stops may not be the most convenient for all pupils.  They are designed to provide a stop in every Village / Location.  Pupils will have to choose the stop that most suits them.

J27L Samuel Whitbread – Depart 16:30

Then onto:

Clifton
  • Post Office          
  • Golden Lion
  • Bilberry Road
  • Henlow Chip Shop
Langford 
  • Cambridge Road
  • Station Road
  • Lower School
  • Near Shops
Biggleswade Shortmead Street, opposite Ivel Gardens
Sandy The Market Square
Blunham High Street
Great Barford  Hugh Street Post Office
Willington Willington Post Office

These late services are not “Door to Door”, therefore the stops may not be the most convenient for all pupils.  They are designed to provide a stop in every Village / Location.  Pupils will have to choose the stop that most suits them.

J29L Samuel Whitbread – Depart 16:30

Henlow Crown
Stotfold
  • Vaughan Road
  • Green
  • Regent Street Shop
  • Hitchin Road
  • Fairfield Park

These late services are not “Door to Door”, therefore the stops may not be the most convenient for all pupils.  They are designed to provide a stop in every Village / Location.  Pupils will have to choose the stop that most suits them.