With effect from September 2012, Bristol City Council withdrew free transport for Year 7 pupils and new pupils in higher year groups. Therefore the only new pupils entitled to free school transport will be those who receive free school meals or whose families are in receipt of income support or the highest level of working tax credits. Proof of this will be required by Bristol City Council. Transport arrangements have been put in place in consort with Bristol City Council which parents are required to fund.
Catholic pupils who were already on roll in the academic year 2011-2012 and in receipt of free school transport will continue to be eligible for the remainder of their time here up to and including Year 11.
Four coach routes currently operate.
|DD01 Kings Drive, Kellaway Avenue, Golden Hill, Wellington Hill, Westbury Village|
|DD02 Southmead Road, Doncaster Road, Greystoke Avenue|
|DD03 Eastgate, Muller Road, Horfield Common, Lake Road|
|DD04 Gloucester Road, Monks Park Avenue and Charlton Road|
Parents should check their eligibility for free transport by telephoning Sonya Challis on 0117 9037671 at Bristol City Council.
First Bus Public Bus Services operate from Broadmead, Clifton, Stoke Bishop, Shirehampton, Avonmouth, Henbury and Cribbs Causeway. They also run a number 18 bus from Emerson’s Green. This route includes Downend, Frenchay, the UWE Campus, Bristol Parkway Station, Little Stoke, Southmead Hospital, Westbury Village, Coombe Dingle, Shirehampton, Southmead and Westbury-on-Trym.
Both bus companies have bus stops near the College.
In addition Wessex Connect operate buses 501 & 502. Their routes include Bristol Parkway Station, Filton Road, Southmead Hospital, Westbury Village, Coombe Dingle and Lawrence Weston.
With effect from September 2008, North Somerset Council withdrew free transport to denominational schools. The only pupils who continue to be eligible for free transport to St Bede’s are those in receipt of free school meals, on income support or the highest level of working tax credits. Proof of this is required by North Somerset Council.
Transport arrangements have been put in place in consort with North Somerset Council, which parents are required to fund.
A charitable trust ‘The Blessed Edward Powell Transport Trust’ has been set up and may be able to offer assistance with home to school transport costs.
Three coaches operate covering Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead and Weston-Super-Mare. Parents who have any queries about these arrangements should contact Mrs Mason on 0117 3772200.
Parents should check their eligibility for free transport by telephoning the Home to School Transport Team on 01934634715 at North Somerset District Council.
With effect from 1st September 2013, South Gloucestershire withdrew free transport to voluntary aided church schools for pupils entering secondary school in Year 7 or in a higher year group.
Families in receipt of free school meals, Income Support or the highest level of Working Tax Credits will continue to be exempted from payment. Proof of this is required by South Gloucestershire Council.
In liaison with South Gloucestershire Council the College has put in place transport arrangements which parents will be required to fund.
Three coach routes currently operate:
|Route 1 Bromley Heath/Frenchay/Filton|
|Route 2 Bradley Stoke/Little Stoke/Patchway|
|Route 3 Bradley Stoke/Stoke Gifford|
There is also a minibus covering Almondsbury, Easter Compton, Pilning and Severn Beach.
Parents should check their eligibility for free transport by telephoning South Gloucestershire Council contact centre – 01454 868008.
In whichever Authority you live, it is important that you complete the relevant transport forms and make your application as soon as an offer of a place has been made by Governors.
Detailed route schedules and further information may be obtained by contacting the College.
This information was correct on going to print (September 2015).