Transport

School Buses

Norfolk County Council Transport Department facilitates our School Bus service.

All applications are assessed against the criteria set in the County Council’s Home to School Transport Policy.

In accordance with Norfolk County Council’s General Transport Policy, students will be entitled to free school transport, if they:

  • Are of compulsory school age (5 to 16-years-old) on 1 September
  • Attend the nearest catchment school or the nearest appropriate school with a place as designated by Children’s Services and
  • Live more than 3 miles walking distance from school when aged 8 or over

The County Council also provides transport for children who are unable to walk to school due to mobility problems or a severe medical condition, unless they live close enough to school to be able to make their own way, using a wheelchair or suitable alternative.

Year 6 Transfer to High School

Students coming through the Year 6 transfer to High School, if eligible, will automatically receive their bus pass and timetable direct from the transport department during the summer holidays.

In-Year Admissions

Any student joining Framingham Earl High School as an In-Year Admission must apply for a pass directly with Norfolk Transport Department.

For the most up-to-date information, Norfolk County Council have a comprehensive section on their website regarding Home to School transport.  In this section, you can check your eligibility for free transport, apply for a school pass and check the service bus timetables. Click here to access this information.

Alternatively you can contact them on 03448 008 020.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I do if my child loses or damages their bus pass?

Replacement bus passes can be obtained directly from Norfolk Transport Department. Temporary bus passes can be issued by the school subject to approval from Norfolk Transport Department.  A temporary bus pass is only valid for 2 weeks from the date of issue.

Where do the school buses pick up from?

There are pick- ups from the following areas: Alpington, Bergh Apton, Bramerton, Brooke, Caistor St Edmunds, Hellington, Kirby Bedon, Kirstead, Rockland St Mary, Shotesham, Stoke Holy Cross, Surlingham, Trowse and Whitlingham.

We live in Trowse and can’t find details of the bus timetable?

Students living in Trowse are eligible for a bus pass but use the public bus (Anglian No. 87 or 88).  Click here to access the timetables for these buses via the Anglian Bus website.

Cycling

Students cycling to school must use the appropriate cycle paths and be mindful of pedestrians.

Parents/carers must ensure that cycles are in good working order with the appropriate safety lights.

Drop-off by car

To ensure the safety of our students and to allow easy access for the school buses, cars are not allowed on the school site (including the bus layby outside the school) between the following times 7.30am to 8.30am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Parents/carers should find a suitable safe drop off/pick up point nearby.  Please do not block our neighbours’ driveways.

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