School Transport

Dorset School Transport:

Dorset County Council provides free transport for students in Years 7 – 11 to attend their catchment or nearest appropriate school and they live more than 3 miles shortest available walking distance from home to The Gryphon School.  This is run by the School Passenger Transport Department which organises the routes and contract buses. It is possible for other students to apply for a spare seat on a contract bus operated by Dorset School Passenger Transport.  There is an annual charge for spare/unallocated seats.

Contact:  Dorset School Passenger Service on 01305 224544. See also www.dorsetforyou.com where policies and application forms can be downloaded.

Information about disruption to school transport can be found by visiting the Dorset County Council website: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-transport/school-transport-updates

For Dorset School Buses to Sherborne  – daily information click here

 

Somerset School Transport:

Somerset County Council funds the cost of school transport for some students who live in areas of the county where The Gryphon School is their nearest secondary school. More information can be found at http://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/school-transport/apply-for-school-transport/

From Sept 2016 the majority of students in Years 7-11 who live in the Milborne Port Area and receive free school transport provided by Somerset County Council (SCC) will no longer travel on Gryphon buses as SCC will be providing their own buses.  More information will be sent out by SCC over the next few weeks and bus passes will be available for collection at school during September.  If you need any further information please contact the school Bursary on 01935 811073 as we have details of which children will be travelling on the new SCC routes.

 

The Gryphon School buses:

Applications for Gryphon School transport 2016/17

Students in Years 7 – 11, who live within the catchment area of the school, may be entitled to receive free school transport.
Enquiries and applications for this should be made as follows:
Students who live in Dorset – Contact Dorset County Council School Transport Team on 01305 224537.
Students who live in Somerset – Contact  Somerset School Passenger Transport Service on 0300 123 2224.
In addition, The Gryphon School privately contracts a fleet of buses that currently pick students up from a wide variety of locations including:
Yeovil , Galhampton, South Cadbury, Sparkford, Queen Camel, Marston Magna ,Wincanton, Templecombe, Henstridge, Milborne Port , Sturminster Newton, Hazelbury Bryan, Kings Stag, Stalbridge  and Martock.
Students who travel on Gryphon School operated buses and who are not entitled to free school transport will be required to pay for their bus seat.
The application process has changed this year:

Sixth Form
Students who live in Dorset – Contact Dorset County Council School Transport Team on 01305 224537.

Application forms for the 2016/17 academic year will be available on the school website from Monday 13th June 2016.  Priority for seats will be given to Sixth Form students until Monday 27th June 2016, after which places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Deposits should be paid via WisePay – if you require a reminder of your WisePay login please contact the bursary by telephoning 01935 811073 / 810110 / 810111 or emailing finance@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Years 7 -11

Application forms for the 2016/17 academic year will be available on the school website from Monday 27th June 2016. Priority for seats will be given to Sixth Form students until Monday 27th June 2016, after which places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Deposits should be paid via WisePay – if you require a reminder of your WisePay login please contact the bursary by telephoning 01935 811073 / 810110 /810111 or emailing finance@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Year 7-11 Students - Application for School Bus Pass 2016-17

 

6th Form Students - Application for School Bus Pass

 

Question: What do I do if I miss my bus home?

Answer: Go to reception and ask if you can contact your parents.

Cars:

Some availability for student car and motorbike parking, with a permit, exists on site. Parents who bring their children to and collect them from school by car must stop in the allocated drop off bays.

Bicycles:

The school has bike racks for security, although students will need to bring their own lock.

Walking:

The school has its own designated crossing patrol and students should choose this route when walking to school.

Bus timetables:

Overview of bus schedules – see Bus Map and click on individual route for bus timetable.

Extra Yeovil Bus: 864 –  Martock 0750, Hospital 0815, Pen Mill 0825

 

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