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Transport to School

School Transport – School Year 2019/20

Following a re-tendering of three transport routes to the school by OCC there have been changes to the School Transport network from September 2019.

The OCC school transport policy introduced in 2015, made significant changes as to who qualified for free school transport. Essentially only students who attend the nearest school to their home address qualify for free school transport under the new policy. Therefore, many more families need to pay for school transport if their children are not attending the nearest school to their home address.

Where families are required to pay for school transport, they can apply for places on school transport routes, normally to the relevant provider. Places are allocated for the school year only. If places are required for a subsequent year a further application needs to be made the following year.

Please apply for school transport places early. Applications can be accepted from May onwards. In any event applications should be received by the end of the school year in mid-July for the new school year commencing in September.

Applications made for places after mid-July are unlikely to secure a school transport place.

Students in Years 7-11

For students who qualify for free school transport their entitlement is determined by OCC and transport passes are issued by them. Applications where students are required to pay for school transport, in most cases need to be made to the transport operator directly to reserve a seat. Further information on all of the routes serving the school in 2019/20 are detailed on the attached listing which also shows the operator for each route.

Sixth Form students

Students attending Sixth Form are required to apply and pay for school transport if this is required. Places are subject to availability on particular routes with the application process being the same for students in Years 7-11.

Financial support

The Head teacher holds a Student Support Fund which has limited funds available to provide financial support to families for the cost of school transport. Applications for financial support need to be made in writing to the Head teacher by completion of the relevant form and providing supporting documentation. Each case is considered on an individual basis and within the funding available which varies from year to year. Anybody wanting to apply should contact the school in the first instance.

School Late Bus Service

The school provides a late bus service to provide a means of transportation for those students who attend after school activities on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. (Please note that there is no late bus service on Wednesdays and Friday evenings).

Students needing to use the late bus service need to sign-up for a late bus pass at either break or lunchtime at the finance office on the day they need to use the service. At 2.00pm passenger lists are finalised and for insurance purposes cannot be added to.

If students, subsequently do not require their late bus pass they must inform the finance office, as their non-arrival may delay the departure of the late bus.

After school activities commence once the normal school day has finished at 3.00pm and run until 4.30pm. Late buses arrive at 4.30pm and depart from the school at 4.40pm.

The school provides two late buses. One bus travels north from Burford and the other goes south. The Bakers late bus, which runs north, stops at Minster Lovell, Field Assarts, Leafield, Ascott-under Wychwood, Milton, Shipton and Upper Rissington. The Pulhams late bus, which runs south, stops at Bradwell Village, Shilton, Alvescot, Langford, Filkins, Lechlade, Clanfield, Black Bourton, Brize Norton and Carterton. These two buses provide a means of transport for all students to access, which primarily serve destinations within the boundary of the original school catchment area.

The service aims to ensure that students using the late buses do not have more than an hour’s travel time, so the last drop-off is aimed to be no later than 5.45pm however, drop-off times can vary  depending upon how many students are travelling on each late bus and how many stops need to be made on a particular evening.


September 2019

Please note that school transport arrangements can vary from year to year.

School transport places need to be applied and are allocated for the duration of a school year. If school transport is required for a subsequent school year, a further application needs to be made.

Applications for school transport places start to be taken from May in any school year for the next school year starting in September. As places are limited, it is recommended that you apply early to secure a place and in any event before the end of the school Summer term in mid-July.

Applications received after mid-July may be unlikely to secure a school transport place.


School Transport Routes/Providers 2019/20

BF01 – 100 Seats

Pick-Up/Drop-Off PointAMPM
High Lodge Farm07:3015:45
Milton-Under-Wychwood – Jubilee Lane/High St.07:4015:35
Milton-Under-Wychwood – The Hare PH07:4515:30
Milton-Under-Wychwood – Village Hall07:4615:29
Milton-Under-Wychwood – Frog Lane07:4715:28
Milton-Under-Wychwood – The Sands07:4815:27
Milton-Under-Wychwood – Opp.Post Office07:5015:25
Burford School08:0515:10


Operator:- Barnes Coaches, e-mail , Tel 01793 821303.

Organiser:- OCC, passes issued by OCC, e-mail


BF02 – 70 seats

Pick-Up/Drop-Off PointAMPM
Upper Rissington – Farmen Crescent07:3015:55
Idbury – Idbury Road Turn07:3515:50
Fifield Bus Shelter07:4015:45
Bruern – Home Farm Cottages07:4615:39
Bruern – Grange Cottages07:4715:38
Bruern – Jnc. Off Bruern Road07:4815:37
Lyneham Bus Stop07:5215:33
Shipton-Under-Wychwood – Red Horse07:5715:28
Shipton-Under-Wychwood – Cricket Club07:5715:28
Burford School08:1515:10


Operator;- Pulhams Coaches, e-mail , Tel 01451 820369

Organiser;- OCC, passes issued by OCC, e-mail


BF03 – 53 seats

Pick-Up/Drop-Off PointAMPM
Ascott-Under-Wychwood – Dawls Close07:5015:35
Ascott-Under-Wychwood – Stop by Church07:5115:34
Shipton-Under-Wychwood – Meadow Lane07:5715:28
Shipton-Under-Wychwood – Five Ways07:5815:27
Fulbrook, Bus Stop – War Memorial08:0515:20
Burford School08:1515:10


Operator;- Pulhams Coaches, e-mail Tel 01451 820369

Organiser: OCC, passes issued by Pulhams Coaches, apply


BF04 – 100 seats

Pick-Up/Drop-Off PointAMPM
Chadlington, Opp Slaters Butchers07:1815:57
Charlbury, Nine Acres Lane, New Barn Garage07:2815:47
Charlbury, Ditchley Road07:3115:44
Charlbury, Opp.Dancers Hill07:3215:43
Charlbury, Opp Londis (Outside Fire Station)07:3315:42
Finstock, Leafield Crossroads07:4015:35
Leafield, Lower End07:4215:33
Leafield, The Green, Opp Fox PH07:4515:30
Burford School08:0515:10


Operator;- Pulhams Coaches, e-mail Tel 01451 820369

Organiser;- Pulhams, passes issued by Pulhams Coaches, apply


BF05 – 100 seats

Pick-Up Point/Drop-Off PointAMPM
Black Bourton, Station Rd Bus Stop07:3015:45
Bampton Market Square07:3515:40
Brize Norton07:4215:33
Minster Lovell, Bushy Ground Bus Stop07:4915:26
Minster Lovell, Brize Norton Rd, Opp.Shops07:5015:25
Minster Lovell, Opp.Spar Shop07:5215:23
Minster Lovell, Horse & Radish Pub07:5315:22
Whitehall Cottages07:5415:21
Worsham Turn07:5515:20
Burford School08:0515:10


Operator;- Pulhams Coaches, e-mail Tel 01451 820369

Organiser;- Pulhams, passes issued by Pulhams Coaches, apply


BF06 – 70 seats

Pick Up/Drop-Off PointAMPM
Clanfield, Bus Shelter, Main Street07:2516:02
Clanfield, Plough Hotel07:2716:00
Alvescot, Memorial07:3515:50
Langford, Village Hall Bus Stop07:4515:42
Filkins, War memorial07:5015:37
Carterton, Upavon Way, Stanmore Crescent08:0015:27
Carterton, Shilton Road, Cotswold Way08:0215:25
Burford School08:1515:10


Operator;- Pulhams Coaches, e-mail Tel 01451 820369

Organiser;- Pulhams, passes issued by Pulhams Coaches, apply

Rebound Coaches – Private Operator – 246 seats (three routes)

3 routes into Burford School, from Carterton, Bampton, Brize Norton, Clanfield, Alvescot, Brizewood. Please contact the operator for further information. Tel 01993 852781, or e-mail

Angela’s – Private Operator – 33 seats (one route)

1 route into Burford School, from Carterton. Please contact the operator for further information. Tel;- 01993 771122, or e-mail;-


School Organised Transport – 70 seats

Pick Up/Drop-Off PointAMPM
Faringdon, Park Road – Swan Pub bus stop07:0016:25
Snowswick Lane – Coleshill Church07:1016:15
Snowswick Lane – South Cottage07:1516:10
Snowswick Lane – Junction with A41707:1816:07
Lechlade, A417 – St.John’s Priory Park bus stop07:2116:04
Lechlade, A361 – Bus stop near Jubilee Hall07:2615:59
Lechlade, A361 – Vennymore bus stop (near fuel station)07:2815:57
Little Faringdon – junction of Lechlade Road07:3215:53
Kelmscott Village – St.George’s Church07:3915:46
Grafton Village – Crossroads07:4715:38
Broadwell – end of Kings Lane (in the village)07:5515:30
Shilton Village – corner of Hen ‘n’ Chick Lane and Ford Road08:0215:23
Bradwell Grove – Village junction (bus will turn around at crossroads in village08:0715:18
Bradwell Village – entrance to Bradwell Village (PM vehicle will drop at village hall)08:1015:15
Burford School08:1515:10


Operator;- PS Coaches, 01865 391794, e-mail

Organiser;- Burford School, e-mail Tel 01993 823303.




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