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ROUTES TO ALL SAINTS' ACADEMY

There are three entrances into the Academy; the main entrance is in Blaisdon Way giving access to the car park including specifically identified disabled parking bays, a secure cycle enclosure, a bus bay and the main pedestrian access. There is pedestrian and cycle access from Howell Road as well as an additional pedestrian entry point to the right of the main car entrance in Pilgrove Way.

CAR:  

Car park accessible from Blaisdon Way.

CYCLE:  

Cyclists can enter the Academy from any entrance. Once on site students are expected to dismount and push their bikes to the secure cycle shed. Although this shed will be locked through the day students are very strongly advised to bring and use a cycle lock. Unfortunately we cannot take more than reasonable care for cycles during the day. The cycle shed will be locked at the same time students are expected to be on site so after that parking of cycles in a locked area will NOT be possible.

PEDESTRIAN:  

Students can enter through any one of the three access points; Main Academy entrance, Pilgrove Way; follow the footpath to the right of the main car entrance or Howell Road – the pedestrian route from Howell Road will be locked through the day from about 9:00 until the end of school.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Marchants are pleased to announce the introduction of new bus routes serving All Saints' Academy starting September 2015. 

These routes will be merged in with the new Pates Grammar School bus services, please timetable below for details of all routes. Please note that routes M1, M3 and M5 will have a convenient drop off point in Welch Road. The evening return journeys on these routes will depart from Pates Grammar School at 15.55pm. All Saints' Academy staff will arrange for any pupils travelling on these routes to be safely taken to Pates to connect with the buses. Routes M2 and M4 will drop off directly in the school grounds via Blaisdon Way in the morning and will be picked up from Welch Road at 15.58pm for the return journey. The All Saints' Academy staff will wait with these pupils until the buses arrive.

We are offering a yearly pass at a cost of £650 per academic year for all routes except M2. The cost for the M2 route will be £950 per academic year. These costs can be paid in a one off payment or there is an option to pay in 10 monthly instalments. The monthly payment option would need to be paid by standing order and would commence with effect from 5th August 2015. There is an extra admin cost of £50 for the ten payment option. Further details on methods of payment are on our application form.

Please note that we cannot accept cash fares or offer the option of single journeys. All passengers will be required to produce a valid pass on commencement of each journey. A 5% discount for siblings travelling on any of our school services will be available, details can be found on our application form. When Year 11 & 13 pupils leave the school after exams in the school year we will issue a pro-rata refund for any pupil who then surrenders their school bus pass. 

Parents/guardians will be required to complete an application form and supply two passport style photographs and also to complete a standing order form if they wish to use the monthly payment option. We will also be sending you a “pupil’s code of conduct” sheet, which must be read and then a signed copy returned to us. Our application forms will be available from the travel shop at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, from the school reception or our web site. www.marchants-coaches.com

You may be entitled to free home to school transport you will need to apply for this through Gloucestershire County Council’s website by clicking on the “Transport To School Link” then “Apply For A School Bus Pass” If this is approved you will be entitled to use our services.

Please click on this link to download an Application and the Bus Timetable

 

For more information about the Marchant bus service please contact:

Home to School Team
Tel: 01242 257585
Email: hometoschool@marchants-coaches.com