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Travelling by Bus Travelling to school by bus is a new experience for most Year 7 students. At St John Fisher we take a lot of time and care to make sure that this experience is as pleasant as it can be. In this leaflet there is: An outline bus route and timetable for all the dedicated services that school uses. Contact details for the local councils who are responsible for issuing bus passes. The school works closely with West Yorkshire Passenger Transport to ensure that the buses and routes that are used provide the best available service for our students. Our first priority, as you would expect, is the health and safety of our students. Within your child’s planner the behaviour expected of all passengers on the school’s buses is explained. All the bus services that are detailed in this leaflet, apart from the K3, can be used by any student to come to and from school. If you think you are entitled to financial assistance with school transport you would need to take this up with your local council. The fares as planned for 2012/13 for each service are as follows (exact change if possible): The Coaches operated by A.Lyles, John Rigby and Longstaff’s: £1:30 each way. Arriva 542 and 543: Drighlington £1:30 each way, Morley and later stops £1:15 each way. The K3 service runs on a ‘Boarding Card’ system and only named students can use this bus. As School Transport Co-ordinator my role is to be on the school drive in the morning and the evening together with a senior member of staff and their duty team to ensure a smooth service between home and school. I also monitor behaviour on the school buses and apply any sanctions when necessary as well as speak on behalf of parents and students with the bus companies. Finally I liaise with the bus companies, the local councils and WYPTE to try and make sure we address any issues that arise immediately. It is not possible in such a small space to address all the questions that I am asked by parents about the school buses, if you have a question or if you need any more assistance or information please just ask.

Mr J. Hawkins School Transport Co-ordinator

APPLYING FOR A SCHOOL BUS PASS Applications for a free ‘School Bus Pass’ must be made to the council in whose area you live. They cannot be made directly to school. Free ‘School Bus Passes’ should only be used between St John Fisher and your permanent home address which is the address you have registered with the school.

Kirklees Council

Customer and Exchequer Services 01484 416982 ansport

Bradford MDC

Leeds City Council

School Transport

Generation M

01274 385581

0113 348 1121 ucation_and_skills

When is assistance with school transport given? Kirklees normally provide free home to school transport if the following conditions apply: - the child is a baptised Catholic. - the school is the nearest suitable and available school to the child's permanent home address; and - the journey is over three miles. They will measure distances along the nearest available walking route. Kirklees will also consider applications from low income families, that is, families receiving free school meals or maximum level Working Tax Credit. Assistance from Leeds City Council is normally given if the child is a baptised Catholic and St John Fisher is the nearest Catholic school. For pupils who attended St Francis’ because it is a ‘feeder’ school assistance can be given at the discretion of Leeds City Council. Assistance from The City of Bradford MDC is not normally offered. If you want to use one of the school’s bus services you would be expected to purchase a ‘School Bus Pass’ annually.


K3 Metro Yellow Bus Boarding Cards ONLY


(Double Decker) ARRIVA 542 Morley

(Single Decker) ARRIVA 543 Bruntcliffe/ Gildersome

K4 JJ Longstaff Mirfield



Hunsworth Lane Brownhill Close, Bradford Road George Inn, Bradford Road Birkenshaw Roundabout via Dewsbury Road Turn right on Moor Lane Red House Museum, Oxford Road Church Lane NON STOP to St John Fisher

08:10 08:15 08.16 08:20 08:22 08:24 08:25 08:45

16:05 16.00 15:59 15:55 15:53 15:51 15:50 15:30

Dark Lane Fieldhead Estate (shops) Foxglove Road Market Place White Lee Road NON STOP to St John Fisher

08:10 08:15 08.20 08:25 08:35 08:45

16:05 16.00 15:55 15:50 15:40 15:30

Railway Hotel, Station Road, Bruntcliffe School Scatched Lane, Morley Brass Castle Smithies Lane Carlinghow Lane (Top) NON STOP to St John Fisher

08:00 08:10 08:15 08.30 08:35 08:40 08:50

16:20 16:10 16:05 15:50 15:45 15:40 15:30

Howden Clough, Windsor Road Windmill Lane/Upper Batley lane Upper Batley Lane/Leeds Road Smithies Lane Carling How Lane (Top) NON STOP to St John Fisher





8:35 8:45

15:40 15:30








15:40 15:35 -------15:30

Crowlees Rd (Crowlees Close) Mirfield Centre (Ings Grove Park) Nab Lane (Stocksbank Rd) Nab Lane (Francis St) Old Bank Road (St Andrew’s Chapel) Waterroyd Lane (Baptist Corner then Mirfield CC) Greenside Road (Jenny Lane then Wellhouse Yard) Dunbottle Lane (Bottom of Lee Green) Shillbank Lane (Top then Bottom) North Rd (Station Hotel then Broomer St) Huddersfield Rd (Spen Valley then Top Of Scout Hill) St Paulinus NON STOP to St John Fisher

8:30 8:35

AL 1 A Lyles Gomersal

AL 2 Lyles Carlinghow

AL 3 Lyles Shawcross

AL 4 Lyles Thornhill


Shoulder of Mutton Gomersal Hill Top Opposite George Hotel, Moorside Halifax Road Cleckheaton Hightown Peking Duck Heckmondwike NON STOP to St John Fisher

AM 08:10 08:12 08:15 08:20 08:25 08:30 08:35 08:40 08:50

PM 16:00 15:58 15:55 15:51 15:48 15:45 15:40 15:35 15:30

Soothill Post Office Babes in the Wood Public House Batley Bus Station Barfield Arms Ealand Road/ Oakhill Carlinghow Lane NON Stop St John Fisher

--------------08:15 08:20 08:25 08:25 08:45

16:10 16:05 16:00 15:55 15:53 15:50 15:30

Soothill Post Office Babes in the Wood Public House Shawcross (Traffic lights at Owl Lane) Whistler Public house Bywell Road Princess Lane Crown Pub Osset Lane Spangled Bull Public House NON STOP to St John Fisher

08:10 08:12 08:15 08:20 08:20 08:25 08:30 08:30 08:35 08:45

------------15:35 15:30 15:30 15:50 15:45 15:45 15:40 15:30

Slaithwaite Road / Brewery Lane Slaithwaite Road / Nelson Inn The Combs Rectory Park / Frank Lane Valley Road Partridge Cresent Valley Drive Chapel Lane / Castle Mount Chapel Lane / Overthorpe Lane Hill Top Garage / Overthorpe Road Lees Hall Road / Ingham Road Lees Hall Road / King Edward Street Ouzelwell NON STOP to St John Fisher

08.10 08.11 08.13 08.15 08.16 08.17 08.20 08.22 08.23 08.25 08.27 08.28 08.30 08.40

16.00 15.58 15.57 15.55 15.53 15.52 15.50 15.47 15.46 15.45 15.43 15.41 15.40 15.30


(Market Place) (Bus Station) (Hill Top) (Market Place) (Commercial St)


16.45 17.00 17.10 17.15 17.20 17.30 17.40

School Transport Information  

We hope you will find all of the information you need about gtetting your child to and from school safely.