Travel Information

All students in Years 7 to 11 who live in the Guilsborough School designated catchment area and are more than 2.5 miles from the school, qualify for a free bus pass provided by the Local Education Authority. Passes are issued to new students and are re-issued to existing students at the start of every academic year. In the event of a bus pass being lost, please collect a replacement pass application form from Student Services and return this to school together with a cheque made payable to NCC for £15 so that it can be sent to the LEA. Payment can also be made over the phone to NCC by debit or credit card.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct.pdf

Sixth Form

Sixth Formers can apply for a sixth form bus pass by completing the appropriate application form available from the LEA website or from school. However, this must be completed by April preceding the student entering the sixth form in the September. A place cannot be guaranteed as it depends on the overall capacity of the buses and the number of students in years 7 to 11 already needing a place on the particular bus route. The cost for a sixth form bus pass is £600 for the academic year 2011-12.

Whilst using public service or student transport all pupils are expected to comply with the Northamptonshire County Council Code of Conduct - this can be viewed on the NCC website.

For further information about any transport issues please see the Northamptonshire County Council website: 

Northamptonshire.gov.uk Travel information

Or contact staff in Student Services at school.

Out of Catchment Transport

Parents are reminded that that if they live outside the normal school catchment area, they are responsible for transport for their children and whilst the school endeavours to assist in this area, it is under no obligation to do so and cannot guarantee that current additional bus services will continue in future years.

Brixworth and Kingsthorpe (Welford Road Only)

The Brixworth and Kingsthorpe areas fall outside the contracted bus routes managed by the County Council and therefore parents of out of catchment students remain responsible for arranging transport for their children. However, please be assured that we do try to offer support with this.

Centrebus run a public service route from Northampton Bus Station via Kingsthorpe to Guilsborough. The bus arrives at school at the end of the day at 15:25.

From January 2010 Hamiltons have provided a coach which covers the Brixworth and Kingsthorpe routes. Pick up times are set out below. The coach picks up at Brixworth first in the morning and comes into Kingsthorpe on the A508 Harborough Road, then turns and picks up on the Welford Road and goes along the A5199 to Guilsborough, also picking up in Chapel Brampton. Please note, this bus does not start from Northampton Bus Station, nor take students further than the Welford Road in Kingsthorpe in the afternoon. In the afternoon the coach will do the reverse journey, coming into Kingsthorpe on the A5199 then going out to Brixworth on the A508. Hamiltons will stop at the normal bus stops where required.

In order for the route to be viable for the bus contractor, the cost for this service is £3 per day return, £2 per day single.

All students are expected to adhere to the Northamptonshire County Council Code of Conduct. In the event of any unacceptable behaviour on the coach, the driver will report this to the coach operator and the school and steps will be taken to deal with the matter which may involve banning the relevant student from travelling on the coach.   

Pick Up Point

Mornings

Pick Up Point

Afternoons

Brixworth, Harborough Road

7.30 am

Guilsborough School

15.45

Brixworth, Northampton Road

7.30 am

Chapel Brampton

15.55

Whitehills Pub

7 35 am

Kingsthorpe, Corner of Welford Road/High Street

Texaco Garage

7 36 am

Lay-by corner of Leyland Drive and Welford Road

Recreational Ground, Welford Road

7 37 am

Recreational Ground, Welford Road

Lay-by corner of Leyland Drive and Welford Road

7 38 am

Texaco Garage

Kingsthorpe, Corner of Welford Road/High Street

7.38 am

Whitehills pub

16.00

Chapel Brampton

7.40 am

Brixworth, Northampton Road

16.13

Guilsborough School

8.00 am

Brixworth, Harborough Road

16.15

If you would like to speak to the contractor about this service, please contact Mr Minesh Uka at Hamiltons Coaches on 01536 772268, mobile 07887 945564.  

Public Service Bus - Northampton Bus Station / Kingsthorpe / Guilsborough

Single daily fare £1.50 up to 16 years old, £3.00 for over 16s

Return daily Fare £2.40 up to 16 years old, £4.80 for over 16s

Centrebus Mini Coaches will continue to run a public service bus at the following times - this service will start and end at Northampton Bus Station.Centrebus can be contacted on 01536 742182. 

Mornings

Afternoons

Where

When

Where

When

Northampton Bus Station

07:42

Depart Guilsborough School

15:25

Kingsthorpe Shopping Centre

07:52

Chapel Brampton

15:45

Chapel Brampton,opp Cedar Hythe

07:58

Kingsthorpe Housing Office

15:50

Spratton, Welford Road

08:05

Northampton Bus Station

16:00

Creaton, Welford Road

08:09

Guilsborough School

08:16

Non-Entitled Students Travel Scheme

A concessionary bus pass is one which is allocated by the County Council to a student who lives outside the catchment area for a place on a bus which picks up from within the catchment area. This is only issued if there is spare capacity on the appropriate bus and now cost £600 per year. Bus numbers are not finalised for a couple of weeks into the autumn term as sixth formers are entitled to places before out of catchment students. If parents wish to apply for a concessionary bus pass please see the County Council website.

Northamptonshire.gov.uk Travel information

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