Bloxham School Minibus Service
Bloxham School currently operates 8 minibus routes (detailed below). The school’s location is well supported by the local road network therefore allowing us to serve students from all points of the compass. Where possible our minibuses follow major routes to Bloxham and offer convenient collection points. Journey times are limited to one hour, operating between 7:00am to 8:00am and 6:10pm to 7:10pm Monday to Friday (term time only).
How does the service work?
The service operates on a commitment basis (not pay as you go). You can commit to up to 10 journeys per week (Monday to Friday am and pm) and you are asked to nominate the day and journey required. Journeys cannot be accrued if one is missed, however subject to availability it is sometimes possible to swap a journey within a week.
Swapping routes or one-off journeys
As we operate on a commitment basis, we do not offer one off journeys to students who are not registered on the service. If a parent requests a student travels on a different route than they would normally use, the parent of the student will need to email the Transport Manager with 24 hours’ notice requesting their child travel on the changed route.
Requesting a change
For any changes we normally require 24 hours’ notice to be provided to the Transport Manager by email and it will depend upon availability on the minibus your child travels on. For any last-minute changes (i.e. your child is unwell), we would ask you to contact the driver. However, for all other matters please contact the Transport Manager, Monday to Friday 8:30am–4:30pm on 01295 724398 or [email protected]
The service is billed termly in arrears with the cost added to your extras fee bill each term. Pricing is based on a zonal system, calculated on the mileage from Bloxham and the number of trips required. Charges are reviewed on an annual basis with notification of any changes provided well in advance. Further information on current zones and charges can be obtained by contacting the Transport Manager.
Minibuses and Drivers
We run several minibuses allowing us to take up to 14 students per bus. All our minibuses have regular safety checks and our drivers are DBS checked and registered on the Minibus Driver Awareness scheme (MiDAS).
All minibus drivers are contactable for emergencies, during route times (6.30am - 8.30am and 6.10pm - 8.00pm). If you have a general enquiry or wish to discuss any matter concerning your child’s route, contact the Transport Manager, Monday to Friday 8:30am–4:30pm on 01295 724398 or [email protected]
Route Review and Renewals
The routes are reviewed on an annual basis and we do try to keep changes to a minimum. In order to plan successful routes over the summer holidays, parents are asked to confirm their child’s commitment on their chosen minibus route towards the end of the Summer Term.
We operate on a first come, first served basis and if a reply is not received by the cut-off date, seats may be allocated to other students who have requested the service. For further information or to register your interest please complete this online form. The cut-off date for applications or renewals for the academic year 2020-2021 is Friday 24th July 2020.
Bloxham School Minibus Routes
Waitrose Stratford, Alderminster, Newbold on Stour, Halford Junction B4455, Tredington, Shipston-on-Stour, Willington (am only), Brailles, Tadmarton.
Waitrose Stratford (am only), Alderminster Junction A422 (am only), Ettington, Layby on B4086 Church Hill, Kineton (am only), Classic Car Auctions car park Fosse Way.
Daventry, Badby, Byfield, Middleton Cheney, Overthorpe, Banbury Train Station.
Towcester, Silverstone, Brackley, Farthinghoe, Charlton, Weeping Cross, Bodicote.
Kingswood, Bicester, Ardley, Fritwell, Souldern, Aynho.
Oxford, Elsfield, Bletchingdon, Steeple Aston, Middle Aston.
Fulbrook, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Hook Norton.
Buckingham, Fringford, Evenley, Deddington, Adderbury.
All the minibuses have hands-free phones for emergencies, which are only to be used within route times (6.30am - 8.30am and 6.10pm - 8.00pm). If you have a query between 8.00am and 4.30pm, please contact our Transport Manager, Matthew Tighe, on 01295 724398 or 07717 858502.
We would love to show you around the school on either a personal visit or on an Open Day.
Please contact our Head of Admissions, Lorraine Roper, to arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements.