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Bus Service

Farringtons has a small fleet of minibuses which currently cover eight routes for pupils in Years 1-13. Pupils are picked up in the mornings and returned after school in the afternoons. Collection times are approximate and dependent upon traffic, but the driver will ensure that the minibus does not depart any earlier than the designated pick up time.

We do our best to ensure pick up/drop off points are as close to home as possible, but this is not always achievable and new pupils to the service may have to make their way to an existing pick up point. Please note that the School reserves the right to change routes as necessary.

Whilst we always try to accommodate as many pupils as possible but we cannot guarantee places on our Minibuses until the beginning of the new academic year. Therefore, we advise parents that they should not accept a place at Farringtons if they hope to rely on the Minibus Service for travel to and from school.

The service is very popular and nearly all of the routes are full for the current academic year. If you would like to add your child’s name to the waiting list, please email Mr Vince Grima vgrima@farringtons.kent.sch.uk

Safety 

Our friendly drivers are experienced and checked through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Please note our drivers can only be contacted before 06:30am by text, as once they are on the road, their mobile phones are for emergency use only. We ask that you resect this and avoid ringing or texting the driver that the student is running late.

Drivers register pupils and ensure that they all wear seatbelts throughout the journey.

Any Year 1 – 6 pupils will be escorted to and from the Junior School and a safe meeting point will be arranged for Senior pupils. All pupils will be assisted on and off the bus as necessary.

Code of Conduct  

Pupils on the bus are representing Farringtons and are expected to behave themselves. They should have respect for fellow passengers and obey instructions from the drivers at all times. Any pupil who behaves inappropriately whilst on the bus should realise that the right to use the Farringtons School Minibus Service may be withdrawn.

Cost

The Minibus Service is a non-profit making venture. The cost is £35.00 per pupil, per week. Fees are added to the school account, unless alternative arrangements are agreed.

Unfortunately, there can be no refunds for any missed journeys, including illness or after school activities. Half a term’s notice is required if you no longer wish to use the service.

Cancellation Notice

Half a term’s notice is required if you no longer wish to use the service.

Routes

Route 1

  • Warateh Drive, Chislehurst BR7
  • Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich SE10
  • Pond Road, Blackheath Park SE3
  • Abernethy Road, SE13
  • Caterham Road, SE13
  • Winn Road, SE12
  • Exford Road, SE12

 

 

Route 2

  • Broadwalk, SE3
  • Hassendean Road, SE3
  • Blackheath Rugby Club
  • Westcombe Park Road, SE3
  • Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3
  • Shooters Hill, SE3
  • Dumbrek Road, SE9
  • Westmount Road, SE9

 

Route 3

  • Stapleton Road, Bexleyheath
  • Edwin Close, Bexleyheath
  • Somerset Avenue, Welling
  • Fairoak Drive, Eltham
  • Stanley Close, Eltham
  • Harland Avenue, Sidcup
  • Highview Road, Sidcup

Route 4

  • Groveland Road, Orpington
  • Midfield Way, Orpington
  • Penhale Close, Green St Green
  • Lancing Road, Orpington
  • Chislehurst Road, Orpington

 

Route 5

  • Vincent Close, Bromley
  • Cecil Way, Hayes
  • Park Avenue, Orpington
  • Tubbenden Lane, Orpington
  • Towncourt Cres, Petts Wood
  • Southborough Road, Bickley
  • Mayfield Road, Bickley
  • Farnborough Park

Route 6

  • Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley
  • Farnaby Road, Bromley
  • Barings Road, Grove Park
  • Woodlands Road, Chislehurst
  • Chislehurst Road, Chislehurst
  • Sparkes Close, Bromley
  • Bickley Train Station

Route 7

  • Vicarage Road/Bexley Village Roundabout
  • Bexley Lane/Denton Road
  • Wansunt Road, Bexley
  • Summerhill Road, Dartford
  • Highfield Rd South, Dartford
  • Puddleduck Road, Dartford

Route 8

  • Cornwallis Avenue, SE9
  • Barlow Drive, SE18
  • Blackheath Park, SE3
  • Liskeard Gardens, SE3
  • Kidbrooke Gardens, SE3
  • Coopers Lane, SE12