The trust is pleased to own and operate a transport fleet consisting of several minibuses and a people carrier. This enables us to offer transport of children to each school as well as for sporting events and fixtures, places of interest linked to their class projects, swimming lessons, PE groups off-site, and many other activities away from school.
Before and after the school day we also operate a bus pick-up service for children in the local area. Parents are able to sign up for this service using the form below. There is a contribution towards the running costs of the bus service of 60p per journey which is payable in advance for each term that your child is booked onto the bus. It currently collects children from around the Pinhoe area and from various stops in the other direction away from school up the B3181.
This service is offered with the aim of reducing the number of cars on the road, cutting carbon emissions, easing the congestion around the school at the busy times of the day and making it safer for children arriving at school as a result. It is a key part of the school travel plan. Each day we collect and drop off approximately 85 children, morning and evening, removing around 70 cars which would otherwise travel to and from Broadclyst and try to find a parking space in the village.
The main drivers for the bus service are David Taylor, Nigel Baker, Pauline Beare, Michael Callaway and Tim Dienes. This means that they know the children well and they all enjoy travelling with them each morning and evening. The distinctive silver bus can be seen each day and many pedestrians and motorists regularly wave at it as it passes.
There is a simple agreement that we ask all users to sign to ensure that the bus service is operated on clear and agreed terms.
We hope that you will find this service of use.
"I like the bus because I can talk with my friends on the way home and getting home is so much quicker than when my Mum picks me up." (Daisy, aged 8)