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Parents - Transport
In Catchment Transport
Transport queries are dealt with by Central Bedfordshire. Telephone 0300 300 8339 for information about school transport.
If a student loses their bus pass, a replacement must be obtained from Central Bedfordshire Council by completing on the online application at this link –
A temporary bus pass can be obtained from Student Services.
Our advice is always that parents (or students themselves) contact the school for advice if ever a bus is late. It is extremely rare that a bus does not turn up and we are always notified by the transport department in these circumstances.
Post 16 Transport Guidance
Sandy Sixth Form students generally use the same buses and routes as the younger years, however transport is no longer free. Local authorities do not have to provide free transport to education for young people, despite the fact that you have to remain in some form of education until the age of 18. The 16-19 bursary may be able to help cover these costs. A school minibus exists that is also used to transport some students from outlying towns and villages not served by the normal bus service. You can obtain details of this service, and the cost, from the sixth form team or the school office (Tel: 01767 680598)
Once students are old enough, they are welcome to use their own cars or motorbikes to travel to school, however they will need to park near the school as the car park is reserved for staff and visitors only (there are plenty of available spaces in the streets adjoining the school but please respect the residents rights).