Buses are co-ordinated through County Transport. This includes issuing of passes which are sent to us and we hand out to pupils (usually within the first 2 weeks of term). The bus schedule includes commitments beyond the academy. It is therefore important for pupils to be aware of the times as the buses will not wait for pupils who are late.
Buses arrive between 8:00 and 8:15am, so that all pupils can arrive at roll call promptly.
Buses leave at the end of the day between 2:40 and 2:45pm, with the exception of the number 66 (public bus) which leaves at approximately 3pm. Pupils should go straight to their bus stop at the end of the day as buses will not wait once loaded.
The late buses leave at 3:40pm on Tuesday to Friday. This enables pupils to take part in Enrichment and still have transport home. There is no late bus on a Monday.
If a pupil misses their bus, they should contact home. If they do not have a mobile phone, they will be able to use a school phone to speak to a family member and arrange alternative transport.
Please direct all travel enquiries to the Transport Coordination Group at West Sussex County Council, who will have the most up-to-date information on bus routes and help with school transport costs.