School Transport

The Local Authority (LA) will provide free transport between home and school if the school attended is the nearest appropriate one. Please contact Bath & North East Somerset on 01225 395208 for enquiries. The Local Authority oversees the contracts with the coach companies, not the school.

The Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership runs the following coaches: Timsbury, Peasedown, Oakhill/Chilcompton which can change each year depending on the requirement. Places are reserved on a first come, first served basis at the beginning of the academic year. Costs from September 2021 are £195 per term (£585.00 per year). From Sept 2022 costs will rise to £222.50 per term (£667.50 per year) and the following year the costs will be £250 per term (£750 per year). Payment is made by ParentPay.

N.B. The routes and costs can change at any time at the discretion of the Partnership.

To apply for a space on the above MNSP coaches please complete our School Transport Registration Form 2020/21. For any other queries regarding the MNSP Coaches please contact: cstone@nortonhillschool.com

Public Transport Departure & Pick-up Times For the BANES & Somerset Areas

Please click here to open the PDF of local Bus Service Timetables.

Please Note: This PDF is only a rough guide to the times and services of the local bus companies that provide transport within the area, and that Parents should contact their local bus service providers directly to check the routes and the times shown within this document before planning their child’s journey to and from school. These times are subject to check without prior notice. The times and services as outlined in this document are subject to change and cancellation without prior warning.

The school cannot be held responsible if these services are running late or do not arrive at the designated Bus Stops at the advertised times.

Adverse Weather on Somerset Coaches (Only)

As you are aware we have suffered severe flooding recently which has disrupted some school transport contracts. In an effort to improve our communication with schools and parents we have set up a website. This advises which schools are closed, routes not operating or restricted routes. In the event of severe weather, could you look at the website below before calling Transporting Somerset as this will enable staff to answer the Contractors and keep the website up-to-date!

Our website is: www.somerset.gov.uk/badweathertransport

The routes held on the Weather affected routes - School Transport on the webpage are those vehicles with 16 seats or more.

School closure information from the Somerset Learning Platform is at: https://slp.somerset.gov.uk/cypd/Lists/Emergency%20School%20Closures%20Today/ClosedToday.aspx

Behaviour on School Transport

Children travelling on Local Authority transport are expected to conform to the accepted code of behaviour which applies in the school whilst on the transport. To find out what we expect please click here.