Whilst transport to the New Sixth is the responsibility of parents we actively work with families and the Local Authority to ensure there are cost effective and attractive bus routes to The New Sixth from every part of our catchment area.
There is a very good public bus service to The New Sixth provided by First Bus, with buses running every 15 minutes from the city centre. More information and timetables can be found at https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west
For students living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES)
Subsidised denominational home to school transport services for new starters attending denominational schools was withdrawn by B&NES in September 2014. The only exception is for low income families or children with siblings past or present at the school.
Parents of students who feel they may qualify under the low income family transport policy will need to complete an application form and return to the Admissions and Transport Team. These forms will be available to download on The Council Website from the middle of June at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/home-school-transport. Alternatively, parents can telephone on 01225 394312 to request a form.
Similarly, parents who wish to apply for any spare seats and are not currently travelling as a fare paying passenger must complete and return a new application form. All existing fare-paying travellers will automatically be sent an application form to complete. Forms will be available to download on The Council Website from the middle of June at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/home-school-transport. Alternatively, parents can telephone on 01225 394370 to request a form.
In addition, Centurion Travel provide a public service route (Route 100) from the south of the City and sell termly tickets. If you require further information please contact them directly.
For students living in Somerset
Somerset County Council offers pay seats on school transport and in some circumstances will offer assistance with transport costs to those considered low income or with a sibling already at the school. Where relevant, Somerset County Council will also require signed proof of regular church attendance from your Parish Priest. For information and forms please contact the Transport Department on Tel No: 0300 123 2224, option 3 then option 2.
For students living in Wiltshire
Saint Gregory’s currently offer a dedicated coach service from Chippenham via Corsham, Box and Batheaston. If you would like more information about this bus please ask for the additional flyer which briefly explains the arrangements for this.
For students living in South Gloucestershire
Saint Gregory’s currently offer a dedicated bus service from Kingswood, via Warmley, Longwell Green, Keynsham and Saltford. If you would like more information about this bus please ask for the additional flyer which briefly explains the arrangements for this.
First Bus information is available 7am – 7pm on: 0845 6064446 or Travel Line [timetable information] on: 0871 200 2233 or visit their web site: www.firstgroup.com
Studentcard leaflets and application forms are available from the Bus Station.
Cycling to school
Cycle hoops are provided so that students can lock their bikes securely with their own lock and chain.
Students are encouraged to use the local Odd Down Park and Ride facility, should they wish to drive a car to The New Sixth.
For more information on transport please contact The New Sixth directly or speak to the Finance Team at Saint Gregory’s.