Please find below details of the likely route and price for the proposed private bus service from September 2018.
We are now carrying out a further scoping exercise to determine any new or existing students who would wish to travel on this service.
We launched this private bus service last year to provide transportation for those students who were not serviced by the Leopard 3 bus route. Unfortunately, despite very high initial levels of interest from parents this only resulted in 35 students taking places on the 76 seater service. This has led to the service operating at a considerable financial loss to the school, which we are unable to sustain for a second year.
The route has also been adjusted slightly to remove the Eversley loop from the journey, which reduces the number of stops.
The price of the 2018 private bus service will ultimately depend upon the numbers of students who use the service and so could range from £650 – £1200 per annum. However, should the bus be full, we anticipate that the cost of the service will be £650 per annum (or £60 per month Sept – July).
Places on the bus service will be awarded on a first come first serve basis and will be subject to any new joiners making a £100 non-returnable deposit and entering into a one academic year contract term. Further details about payment of the deposit, will be sent to you, once expression of interests have been received and a price determined.
We would ask that you consider your response to this letter carefully and only indicate that you wish to utilise this service, if this is a realistic prospect. If you would like to explore other travel options for your child, please click on this link: http://www.myjourneywokingham.com/ and go to the Quick Journey Planner.
We are sorry that we are unable to provide more certainty regarding the price of this service, however, as a new school, take up year on year is unknown and our catchment area this year has been very different to those previously.
If you intend to take up a seat on this service, please ensure you respond before the deadline of Wednesday 20 June 2018. Click on the link to download the form: application for a bus place
Mr Ben Godber – Head of School
Bohunt School Wokingham Proposed Private Bus Timetable Sept 2018
|BUS STOP||AM||PM||FRI PM|
|1. St Crispins Sports centre||7:14||5:39||3:59|
|2. Wokingham Train Station||7:20||5:32||3:52|
|3. Rifle Volunteer, Woosehill||7:23||5:29||3:49|
|4. Winnersh Crossroads Sainsbury’s Bus Stop||7:27||5:25||3:45|
|5. Pets at Home A329 bus stop before roundabout||7:29||5:21||3:41|
|6. Kilnsea Drive, bus stop at recreation field||7:34||5:16||3:36|
|7. Asda, Bus stop close to Lodden Valley Leisure centre, Rushey Way||7:36||5:14||3:34|
|8. Black Boy pub||7:39||5:11||3:31|
|9. 3 Mile Cross Opposite Wesleyar Chapel||7:44||5:06||3:26|
|10. Spencers Wood, Village Hall||7:45||5:05||3:25|
|11. Dobbies Garden Centre||7:48||5:02||3:22|
|12. Esso Shinfield||7:50||5:00||3:20|
|13. The Bull at Barkham, Barkham Rd||7:57||4:53||3:13|
|14. Carolina Place, Barkham Ride||
|15. One Stop, Barkham Ride||8:03||4:47||3:07|
|16. Kiln Ride, Finchampstead Rd||8:06||4:44||3:04|
|17. Kiln Ride, Nine mile ride||8:08||4:42||3:02|
|18. Gorse Ride South||8:10||4:40||3.00|
|19. Bohunt School||8:20||4:30||2.50|