Important 2020/21 school route information

3 months ago Wed 2nd Sep 2020

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morebus will be running lots of extra buses to help ensure everyone can get to school and college easily. For every route serving schools please go to our dedicated schools and colleges page.

Capacity restrictions due to Covid-19 and social distancing will continue to exist on the normal bus network, so additional journeys will be provided on the busiest routes. In many cases these will be for scholars-only and will run with different route numbers to the normal route.

Capacity restrictions will not be in place on all existing and new scholars-only routes, in line with government guidance.

Please use the following guide to find out the changes as they apply to your school.

Please note that face coverings will need to be worn by all senior school pupils when travelling on our buses, except those exempted for medical reasons.

Normal fares and payment methods (e.g. contactless, mobile app, Key cards and cash) still apply, however, we'd ask you to avoid using cash where possible for the safety of our drivers. No special school passes are required for these services.

All other school routes remain the same and further information can be found on our dedicated schools and colleges page.

Allenbourn School

We would ask students not to use the route 4, but use new dedicated scholars route 714 instead which will run from Poole, Broadstone and Merley to Allenbourn School grounds.

View 714 timetable

Bishop Wordsworth's School

Bishops Wordsworth's School will be starting later and a new dedicated scholar bus route 653 will be running from Fordingbridge and Downton to Salisbury.

View 653 timetable

Blandford School

The X8 to Blandford School will be replaced by new dedicated scholars route 708 from Sturminster Marshall, Spetisbury and Charlton Marshall. The X8 bus will no longer serve the school.

The X12 to Blandford School will be replaced by new dedicated scholars route 742 from Milborne St Andrew, Milton Abbas and Winterbourne Whitechurch. 

View 708 timetable

View 742 timetable

Bournemouth Grammar Schools

We would ask students not to use the m1, but use new dedicated scholars route 411 instead which will run from Bournemouth Station and Charminster to Bournemouth Grammar Schools, dropping off and picking up in Castle Lane West.

An additional afternoon journey will operate on route 755 to ensure sufficient capacity exists.

View 411 timetable

Carter Community School

We would ask students not to use the route 8 in the afternoon, but use new dedicated scholars route 428 instead which will pick up from the Ashmore Avenue stop returning to Turlin Moor, Upton and on to Poole.

From Monday 2nd November, Route 428 - the PM journey only will now only operate as far as Upton (Crossroads, Poole Road).

View 428 timetable

Corfe Hills School

We would ask students not to use the route 3 in the morning, 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.

View 403 timetable

Ferndown Upper School 

We would ask students not to use the route 13 in the morning, but use new dedicated route 413 instead which will run from Bournemouth Square and Station to Ferndown Upper School. 

View 413 timetable

Parkstone & Poole Grammar Schools

An duplicate journey will operate in both the morning and afternoon on route 447 in both to ensure sufficient capacity exists.

From Monday 12th October, route 447 will no longer serve Poole Grammar School, students should use 417 instead at the same times. 

Poole College

We would ask students not to use the route 14 in the morning, but use new dedicated scholars route 414 instead which will run from Kinson, Wallsidown and Alderney to Poole College, dropping off at the stop outside the College.

We would ask students not to use the route 15, but use new dedicated scholars route 435 instead which will run from Moordown, Winton and Alder Road to Poole College, dropping off at the stop outside the College. An afternoon journey will pick up outside the College at 1638.

We would ask students not to use the route X6 in the mornings, but use new dedicated scholars route 716 instead which will run from Ferndown and Bear Cross to Poole College, dropping off at the stop outside the College.

View 414 timetable

View 435 timetable

View 716 timetable

Poole High School

We would ask students not to use the m1, but use new dedicated scholars route 401 instead which will run from Branksome and Parkstone to Poole High School, dropping off and picking up in Wimborne Road at the Police Station stop.

We would ask students not to use the route 4 (or route 8 from Creekmoor Roundabout inwards), but use new dedicated scholars route 404 instead which will run from Broadstone and Waterloo to Poole High School, dropping off and picking up in Wimborne Road at the Police Station stop.

We would ask students not to use routes 5 or 6, but use new dedicated scholars route 405 instead which will run from Canford Heath to Poole High School, dropping off and picking up in Wimborne Road at the Police Station stop.

We would ask students not to use routes 16 or 17, (or routes 11 or 14 from Alderney Post Office inwards) but use new dedicated scholars route 407 instead which will run from Wallisdown and Alderney to Poole High School, dropping off and picking up in Wimborne Road at the Police Station stop.

We would ask students not to use routes 8 or 9, but use new dedicated scholars routes 408 and 409 instead which will run from Upton, Turlin Moor and Hamworthy to Poole High School, dropping off and picking up in Wimborne Road at the Police Station stop. This will run as route 409 in the morning and 408 in the afternoon.

From Monday 21st September 

Most buses are slightly retimed in the morning to improve the arrival time at Poole High School. Additionally routes 401, 405, 407 & 408 will now start in the afternoon from within the school grounds. Route 404 will remain picking up in Wimborne Road in the afternoon. Please note that most buses will run slightly earlier from school in the afternoon.

View 401 timetable

View 404 timetable

View 405 timetable

View 407 timetable

View 408 timetable 

From Monday 12th October, Poole High School will no longer run route 409 but will operate as a standard number 9 bus instead.

From Monday 2nd November, Route 407 - the AM journey will now operate 5 minutes later throughout its journey. The PM journey is unchanged. 

Priestlands School

Students using the X1 buses at 0805 from New Milton via Milford-on-Sea & 1535 from Priestlands School, should use dedicated scholars bus route 721 instead.

The X2 buses at 0755 from New Milton via Sway & 1525 from Priestlands School will be replaced by dedicated scholars bus route 722.

The 112 buses at 0742 from Beaulieu & 1530 from Priestlands will be replaced by dedicated scholars bus route 732.

Students using the Bluestar 6 buses at 0748 from Lyndhurst and 1530 from Priestlands should use dedicated scholars bus route 706 instead.

View 706 timetable

View 721 timetable

View 722 timetable

View 732 timetable - From Monday 2nd November, Route 732 will no longer serve Pilley or Boldre, but Route 712 will additionally serve Bull Hill.

Queen Elizabeth School

We would ask students not to use the route 3, but use new dedicated scholars route 713 instead which will run from Poole, Broadstone and Corfe Mullen to Queen Elizabeth School grounds.

View 713 timetable

South Wilts Grammar School

The 20 to South Wilts Grammar School will be replaced by new dedicated scholars route 720 running from Blandford, Handley and Coombe Bissett to the School. The route 20 bus will no longer serve the school.

Extra buses will run to duplicate the morning X3 bus into Salisbury on scholars route 644 from Fordingbridge and Downton and route 645 from Downton.

View 644 timetable

View 645 timetable

View 720 timetable

St Peters School

We would ask students not to use the m2, but use new dedicated scholars route 412 instead which will run from Lansdowne and Boscombe to St Peters School.

View 412 timetable

Thomas Hardye School

We would ask students not to use the route 5, but use the dedicated scholars route 715 instead which will run from Crossways and Broadmayne to Thomas Hardye School.

The X12 to Thomas Hardye School will be replaced by new dedicated scholars route 752 from Blandford, Milborne St Andrew and Puddletown and will run to the school site.

The 187 bus will be replaced by a new dedicated scholars route 787 from Winterbourne Kingston, Bere Regis and Tolpuddle to Thomas Hardyes School.

View 715 timetable

View 752 timetable

View 787 timetable