To/From School: You as a parent/carer will be expected to arrange tranpsort for your child to and from school in accordance with their personalised timetable. In some circumstances a bus pass may be available to your child paid for by Lancashire County Council (free of charge to you) and you will be advised about eligibility at your admissions meeting. Please ask about popular bus routes already in use by pupils at our school. Otherwise you can visit websites for Stagecoach Buses to find out which services suit your needs.
To/From Offsite Provision: If your child has chosen provision that is offered by one of our offside providers then transport to and from that provision will be by way of a Lancashire County Council contracted taxi service, usally both ways.
As a pupil of Shaftesbury High School, your child may be eligible for a bus pass. This would enable your child to catch a bus near to your home and travel a reasonable time into and out from Chorley Bus Station.
If eligible, a bus pass will be issued to your child, within the first two weeks of your child starting at Shaftesbury High School. Your child will be given:
*Stagecoach replacement charge - £10.00 cash is directly payable to the School Office - A receipt will be given to your child.
It can take 7-10 days for a replacement bus pass to arrive in the school office. Until the replacement pass arrives, you will also be responsible for all bus fares into and from school.
BUS TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT
Inappropriate behaviour, misuse of transport or reports from the bus companies detailing any behaviour, as above, will result in the bus pass being taken off your child. In this instance, you will then be responsible for the cost of transporting your child to and from school.
Your child will be given a yearly bus pass that gives them access to buses for the whole of the school year. The first bus pass will be free of charge, if your child is eligible. If your child loses or intentionally damages their bus pass, you are responsible for paying a replacement fee:
Where transport has been provided in the form of a taxi, the arrangements will be reviewed after six weeks for each individual pupil. In addition if:
TAXI TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT
Transport will be withdrawn if Codes of Conduct are not followed and a risk assessment conducted. This may cause delays to reinstatement of a service. You will be responsible for transporting your child during this time.
Every attempt is made by the school and the Pupil Access Team for the transport service to run as smoothly as possible but on occasion delays or errors can occur and we would appreciate your patience and understanding in these instances.
It may, on occasion, be necessary for a member of staff from Shaftesbury High School to transport your child in either Lancashire County Council transport, such as a minibus or in a member of staff’s own car. Reasons for this may be, for example:
If your child’s behaviour is causing such concern that they have to be excluded from the site that they are attending you will be contacted and asked to collect them. It is appreciated that you may not have a car or you may not be able to collect them for other reasons. In this case Shaftesbury High School staff may take your child home in their own car or in a taxi.
Conditions under which your child would be transported