Bus Information

School Transport Details

There are a number of school bus routes to The Sandon School operated under a Local Authority contract.   Applications for free school transport must be made to Essex County Council via their website www.essex.gov.uk  and follow the links to ‘Travel to School’ or by calling Essex County Council on 0345 603 2200.

Parents are asked to apply to the LA as soon as possible after they have been offered a place at The Sandon School.   This will enable ticket to be issued in the summer break.

Details on the bus routes provided by the contract coach company, Fourways Coaches, are available here.

Spare Seat Ticket

If your home address does not qualify your child for free transport but you would like them to travel on one of these routes, you may apply directly to the contracted coach company to purchase a spare seat ticket, if available.   This may be relevant if you live in Chelmer Village, Boreham, West Hanningfield and Rettendon.   The contract company is Fourways Coaches, telephone 01245 248009.

For further information and guidelines on secondary home to school transport go to www.essex.gov.uk and follow the links to ‘Travel to School’ or contact educationawards@essex.gov.uk or telephone 0345 603 2200.

Please also note the following transport arrangements for students on the school buses:

  • Parents must inform Essex County Council if they move address
  • Temporary bus passes will no longer be issued.  If a student loses a bus pass a replacement pass may be obtained from the driver for £5.00.   If a student mislays their pass during the day they must come to Student Administration during the school day who will arrange transport home with the bus company
  • Students must be in possession of their original pass to be allowed to travel; photographs on their ‘phones will not be accepted

Please click here for more information on bus routes.