Bus Timetable

2022/23

Timetable

Route and operator

Stops  (zone in bracket)

Time (am)

Time

(pm)

Lower Weare

Wells Cathedral School

01749 834270

or

07976 831166

           Weare - Sparrow Hill Farm

                   

Upper Weare - Academy First    School

Mark - Park Horse Inn

West Stoughton – Walls Farm (4)

Blackford – Hugh Sexey School (4)

Wedmore – Wedmore Church (4)

07.20

07.25

07:45

07:55

TBC

08:00

18:12

18:10

18:00

17:45

TBC

17:40

Burrington

Wells Cathedral School

01749 834270

or

07976 831166

Churchill - The Stag & Hounds (4)

Burrington - Village Square (4)

Pool Farm - (4)

Castle of Comfort (4)

07:30

07:40

07:55

08:00

17:50

17:40

17:30

17:25

Winscombe

Wells Cathedral School

01749 834270

or

07976 831166

Winscombe (4)

Cross (4)

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa (4)

Cheddar Football Club (4)

Draycott (War Memorial) (3)

Westbury-sub-Mendip (Post Office Bus Stop) (2)

07:45

07:55

08:05

TBC

08:10

TBC

18:05

17:55

17:40

TBC

17:30

TBC

BRISTOL

Wells Cathedral School

01749 834270

or

07976 831166

Pensford - The Travellers Rest  (4)

Clutton -Primary School (4)

Farrington Gurney (4)

Chewton Mendip (opposite Village Hall car park) -  (3)

07:44

TBA

TBA

08:00

17:50

TBA

TBA

17:30

FROME

Mendip Community Transport

01749 880613

Emergency: 07531 136240

FROME - Rossiters Road (4)

Nunney Catch Café car park (4)

Cranmore – Strode Arms  (4)

Shepton Mallet – Cenotaph (2)

07:35

07:40

07:50

08:05

17:50

 

17:45

17:40

17:35

YEOVIL

Mendip Community Transport

01749 880613

Emergency: 07531 136240

 Yeovil (4) - Co-op St       Michael’s Ave.

Butleigh - Bus Stop on High St (4)

Street - Greenbank Pool (4)

Glastonbury - Town Hall (3)

07:15

07:50

08:00

   

08:10

18:20

 

17:50

17:40

17:35

WINCANTON

Mendip Community Transport

01749 880613

Emergency: 07531 136240

Wincanton - Methodist Church (4)

Triangular Area at bottom of Cattle Hill (4)

Castle Cary - Train Station (4)

West Lydford - Cross Keys Pub (4)

West Pennard – Lion Pub Car Park (3)

07:15

07:20

07:30

07:40

08:05

18:15

18:10

18:05

17:50

17:40

CHEW STOKE

Mendip Community Transport

01749 880613

Emergency: 07531 136240

Bishop Sutton - The Red Lion (4)

Chew Stoke - Chew Stoke Inn  (4)

Compton Martin - Ring of Bells (4)

East Harptree -  Junction of Coombe Lane with Church Lane (4)

Coley/Hinton Blewitt Junction (4)

Litton - The Litton Pub

TBC

07:40

07:52

08:00

08:05

08:07

TBC

17:55

17:53

17:45

17:40

17:38

FARE STRUCTURE  

The costs of the school bus service are mainly covered by the school but we do ask parents to contribute a small part of the cost as well.

The fares are included on the school bill and you will be charged in advance of the next term.

Fares are worked out on a zoning system as shown below that reflects the distance travelled from Wells.  

We also offer family discounts for subsequent siblings.

Example:        One child in zone 1                = £7.00 (no discount)

                Two children in zone 1         = £11.90 (2 x £7.00 - 15%)

                Three children in zone 1        = £15.75 (3 x £7.00 - 25%)

                Four children in zone 1        = £21.00 (4 x £7.00 - 25%)

It is possible to book a more flexible bus service for the academic year.  Options include full time bus use (Monday-Friday, AM & PM), individual days (e.g. Mondays & Wednesdays AM & PM), and/or half days (e.g. AM or PM).  The price structure is as follows. Please note that the chart shows the equivalent daily cost of the service but we always charge by the term not by the day.

 

Bus Usage

Zone 1 (3 mile radius )

Zone 2 (5 mile radius)

Zone 3 (8 mile radius)

Zone 4 (8+ mile radius)

Full Time (Monday-Friday, AM & PM), Daily charge.

£7.00

£7.50

£8.00

£9.00

Single Days (e.g. Mondays & Thursdays AM & PM) Price per day.

£8.00

£8.50

£9.00

£10.25

Half Days (e.g. AM or PM) Price per half day.

£4.00 

£4.50

£4.75

£5.25

Please note that priority is always given to pupils who need to use the bus service full time.  Should a parent select single or half days, and a new bus user requires that space full time, then the part time seat would need to be relinquished.  However, the parent would be informed before this happened, and given the opportunity to switch to full time bus usage.

Booking Form

To book a seat on the bus, please complete the form below;

https://wells.cathedral.school/bus-request/

Ad Hoc Bus Journeys

Should there be a space available on the bus, it is possible to book ad hoc bus journeys.  A minimum of 24 hours prior notice is required and the cost will be £7 per journey, irrelevant of the zone. To book an ad hoc seat on the bus, please call 01749 834270 or email travel@wells-cathedral-school.com

Sibling discounts apply to all but ad hoc bus usage.

Giving Notice

We require one billing term’s notice in writing, should you no longer require your place on the bus.

ETHOS

The Wells bus service is a constantly evolving scheme designed to be flexible to the needs of its customers.  However, there are several factors that remain constant and these are set out below to help explain the philosophy behind the service.

Safety

The Environment 

Independence

Activities and Homework

Routes

Complaints Procedure

Whilst we strive to run a reliable and efficient bus service, we recognise that at times problems may arise that we will need to resolve.

Any complaints about any aspect of the bus service, or indeed any suggestions to improve it, should first be directed to the Pupil Travel Coordinator, not to the bus company.  They will endeavour to resolve any problems as quickly as possible.  However, in the event of a more serious problem, the Pupil Travel Coordinator will liaise with the Bursar, Peter Knell, as to the best course of action.

Contact Details

Pupil Travel Coordinator

Wells Cathedral School

The Bursary

Wells

Somerset

BA5 2SX

01749 834270

travel@wells-cathedral-school.com