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Corfe Hills School

Transport Information

To apply for school transport, find out if you are eligible, costs, timetables and for up to date information visit your council website and search ‘school transport’.

Click here about eligibility for school bus travel assistance from Dorset Council and BCP Council.  

Broadstone Broadway is a short walk to the school which many students currently use.

Public Buses

Normal service buses Nos. 3 and 4 run between Poole and Wimborne via Broadstone.

No.3 - Stops outside the back gates of the school***

No.4 - Operated to Wimborne.  Buses alternate stops at Corfe Hills back gate or Broadstone Broadway.  (see timetable for confirmation of times).

See the morebus website for timetables, routes and prices. 

School Bus Routes

Merley • Corfe Hills School • Broadstone Middle School (Run by morebus)

Route 425 via:

   Merley Selkirk Close

   Sopwith Crescent/Merley Lane   

   Oakley Hill Willett Arms

   Merley Gardens De Montfort Rd   

   Sopwith Crescent The Lantern

   Corfe Hills School

   Rempstone Rd/Queen Anne Dr

   Oakley Straight

   Broadstone Middle School   

   Lynwood Drive Countess Close

 

 


***New school children-only bus service serving Corfe Hills School from Monday 7th September 2020.

In line with advice from the Department of Education and Department of Transport and in partnership with local authorities, morebus are running such services to allow students to travel separately from the general public where we have data that show large flows of schoolchildren on our bus network.

Fares remain the same and the usual passes are accepted. It is worth noting, in line with government guidance, students will be required to wear a face-covering if they are aged over 11 unless medically exempt.

   Service 403 (replacing route 3)

   We would ask students not to use the route 3, but use new dedicated scholars route 403 instead which     will run from Poole and Broadstone to Corfe Hills School, dropping off in Lancaster Drive close to the         school entrance, in the same place as the 3


Sturminster Marshall • Corfe Hills School (Run by Turner Coaches)

   Route MQ004 via:

   Balls Lane/High Street

   Post Office

   Sturminster Marshall School   

   Corfe Hills School   

Walking

Students are expected to walk safely to school showing respect to the local community in the use of pavements and footpaths.

The pedestrian crossing for the Higher Blandford Road crossing outside the front school exit should be used to assist road safety.

Cycling

Students who cycle must walk their bike in and out of school when on the school premises to protect the safety of themselves and others.

Students who cycle must lock their bike in the racks provided. All cyclist must wear a cycle helmet and suitable clothing and have lights for the winter months.

Cycle Routes and Maps

By Car

Students are encouraged to share transport and many lift rotas exist.

If travelling to school by car, please use the main school entrance by the roundabout as a dropping off point, for reasons of safety the entry into the staff car park is discouraged in the morning.

Picking up in the evening can occur from both car parks. This is a very busy time and some delays will be incurred due to traffic congestion especially during bad weather and on Friday afternoon. In all cases please drive slowly and carefully giving due care to the areas designated to bus parking and exits.

Students Riding/ Driving to School
Mopeds/Motorbikes/cars

Year 11 students requesting to ride to school on their Moped must request permission from their Head of House and if successful in their request complete an application form and submit with relevant paperwork (MOT and insurance certificates).

Sixth Form students who wish to drive to school by car or motorcycle must seek permission through obtaining an application form and supply relevant paperwork (insurance and MOT certificates). Students will also be expected to have a permit on display. Further information and an application form can be obtained from the sixth form office.

Eligibility for School Buses

Students living within Poole.

Please refer to the table below to see whether your child might qualify for travel assistance.

This is a summary – Poole’s full Home to School Transport Policy is published on the council website: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Child’s Age

School attended

Distance between home and school

Do I have to be on a low income to qualify?

Under 8

Nearest suitable school

2 miles or more

No

8 - 11

Nearest suitable school

2 miles or more

Yes

8 - 16

Nearest suitable school

3 miles or more

No

11 - 16

One of the 3 nearest suitable schools

Between 2 and 6 miles

Yes

11 - 16

Nearest suitable denominational school

Between 2 and 15 miles

Yes

 

Your nearest suitable school is usually your catchment area school. If you are unable to obtain a place at your catchment area school, e.g. through oversubscription from within the catchment area, or because you have only recently moved to the area, you may qualify for transport assistance if your child attends the next nearest school with a place available. This is subject to the minimum distance limits quoted above. You will not be eligible for transport assistance if you are unable to obtain a place simply because your application was late.

The distance to the school is measured along the shortest, practicable walking route using public roads and footpaths which would be safe for an accompanied child. 

Measurements are completed using Geographical Information System (GIS) maps, provided by Ordnance Survey.  This is the Borough of Poole’s published method of measuring and to ensure consistency alternative methods to determine distance (e.g. AA Routefinder, pedometers etc) are not used.

What is Considered Low Income?

You are classed as being on a low income if you receive one of the following benefits:

  1. Maximum level of Working Tax Credit (i.e. with no deductions for income - see page 3 or 4 of your award notice - Working Tax Credits elements);
  2. Income Support;
  3. Job Seeker’s Allowance (income-based)/Employment & Support Allowance (income-based);
  4. Child Tax Credit based on income below £16,190 (if you receive also Working Tax Credit, please see point 1);
  5. Guaranteed Pension Credit;
  6. Asylum Support part VI of the immigration & Asylum Act 1999;
  7. Universal Credit (From 01 April 2018 this will be based on an annual net earnings threshold of £7,400).

Please note that the qualifying benefits and thresholds may change in the new financial year.

Students living within Dorset.

Free school transport is for children from reception up to Year 11 who meet the eligibility criteria.  The table shows which students are eligible.  This is based on the safe walking distance from the school and other criteria:

Year group

School type

Distance from school

Additional criteria

Reception to year 4

Catchment or nearest

2 or more miles (shortest walking)

N/A

Year 5 to year 11

Catchment or nearest

3 or more miles (shortest walking)

N/A

Year 5 to year 6

Catchment or nearest

2 or more miles (shortest walking)

See website for qualifying benefits.

Year 7 to year 11

3 nearest schools

Between 2 miles (shortest walking) and 6 miles (shortest driven)

Year 7 to year 11

Nearest religious/faith school

Between 2 miles (shortest walking) and 15 miles (shortest driven)


Qualifying benefits

If you claim the highest level of Working Tax Credits, you must send a full copy of your recent tax credits letter.  If you are applying on religious or faith reasons, you must include evidence to support this claim or tell us if you gave this when you applied for the school place.

For further information regarding school transport the following people can be contacted:

Name of Person

Organisation

Contact Number/ e-mail

Free School Meals and Education Transport Team

Poole Council

01202 634250
schoolmeals.transport@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Dorset Travel Team

Dorset Passenger Transport

01305 224537
dt@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Reception

Corfe Hills School

01202 656300
office@corfehills.net