Travel Plans


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 park accessible from Blaisdon Way.


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.


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.


There is a Pates Grammar School bus service, 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. 

Marchants offer a yearly pass for all routes. 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. 

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. Marchants will also send you a “pupil’s code of conduct” sheet, which must be read and then a signed copy returned to us. The application forms will be available from the travel shop at 61 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, from the school reception or our web site.

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