Vale Coaches provide a convenient and environmentally friendly means of travel for pupils to Sturminster Newton High School. All routes have places available for sixth form students on a first come first served basis at a chargeable rate per year, please contact office or fill out the form below for further details. We safely transport children to and from school daily, on both morning and afternoon coaches.

 

Both morning departure times and afternoon drop off times can be seen by clicking onto the route links. Afternoon coaches leave between 3:05 pm and 3:10 pm from Sturminster Newton School. It is essential for parents to explain to their children where to get off in the afternoons/evenings, so as not to confuse them, or the driver.

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS

The office is manned from 8:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs so please ring 01963 363000 if you have a query.

 

OUT OF OFFICE CONTACT

The emergency number is manned from 7:00 hrs to 8:00 hrs and 17:30 hrs to 19:00 hrs and is 07442 499103 and should only be used in an emergency.

Bus Routes

Route - V001

07:33 – A30 Junction

07:35 – Henstridge Airfield

07:39 – Stanbrook

07:40 – Station Road / Jarvis Way

07:42 – Congregational Church

07:45 – Springfields

07:47 – Half Acre

07:48 – Grove Farm Bungalow

07:53 – Butts Close

07:55 – Stoney Lawn

 07:56 – Corner Close

07:58 – Pilwell

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

08:03 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

14:35 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

MARNHULL

14:40 – Stoney Lawn

14:42 – Corner Close

14:44 – Pilwell

14:48 – Butts Close

14:54 – Half Acre

14:57 – Springfields

15:00 – Congregational Church

15:02 – Station Road / Jarvis Way

15:04 – Stanbrook

15:06 – Container

15:08 – Henstridge Airfield

15:10 – A30 Junction

Map yet to be supplied

Route - V002

07:37 – Bird In Hand

07:40 – Southmead Lane

07:43 – Duck Lane

07:45 – Ring Street

07:53 – Old Orchard Close, A357

07:55 – Bridge’s Cottage

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

 08:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

14:35 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

14:40 – C J Cox’s

14:42 – The Platts

14:50 – Ring Street

14:52 – Duck Lane

14:55 – Townsend Green

14:57 – Bird In Hand

Map yet to be supplied

Route - V003

07:42 – Southley Farm

07:46 – 1 Park View

07:49 – The Crown Inn

07:50 – Leigh Crossroads

07:55 – The Royal Oak

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

08:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

14:35 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

14:47 – The Royal Oak

14:53 – Leigh Crossroads

14:55 – The Crown Inn

14:58 – 1 Park View

15:02 – Southley Farm

 

Route - V004

 07:20 – Ramsbury

07:35 – Harkenwood

07:38 – The Green

07:47 – Pleck

07:50 – The Antelope

07:53 – Hill View

07:54 – The Ferns

07:55 – Woodbury Farm

07:57 – Green Lane Junction

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

08:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

14:35 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

14:45 – Green Lane Junction

14:46 – Woodbury Farm

14:48 – The Ferns

14:50 – Hill View

14:52 – The Antelope

14:54 – Pleck

15:00 – The Green

15:05 – Harkenwood

15:15 – Ramsbury

Yet to be supplied

Route - V005

07:15 – Carpenters Arms, Bristol Road

07:25 – Bus Stop by The Clockspire

07:45 – Council Houses

07:47 – Veales

07:49 – Drove Road

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

08:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

14:35 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

14:45 – Drove Road

14:47 – Veales

14:50 – Council Houses

15:00 – Crackmore Garage

15:05 – Carpenters Arms, Bristol Road

Yet to be supplied

School Day Trip Service

We have a well established and respected travel service used regularly by many schools in the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire area. If you are a school or other educational establishment and would like a quote for a specific trip that you have planned or need a regular service for activities such as swimming or transporting boarding children to airports at holiday times, please click on the link below and complete the contact form or email us at office@valecoaches.com or phone 01963 363000.

School Contact and Quote Form

    SCHOOL TRANSPORT IN ADVERSE WEATHER

    During periods of adverse weather some or all home-to-school transport services may not operate, or alternatively operate a curtailed service depending upon local road conditions.

    Decisions to cancel or amend school transport services are taken in the interests of the safety and welfare of pupils, our drivers and other road users. These decisions are taken by Vale Coaches in liaison with the school, as the parties most aware of local weather and road conditions.

     

    CANCELLATION OF SERVICES

    Any decision to cancel or amend the operation of some or all school transport services to an education establishment, will be made by the School or Dorset Council following consultation with the head teacher or their deputy and will have regard to the prevailing and forecast weather and road conditions along with any advice from Dorset Council and Dorset Police and/or any other appropriate agency.

     

    In the event of the journey to school being cancelled by Dorset Council on the grounds of adverse weather conditions, Vale Coaches will not be responsible for conveying pupils home in the afternoon. In such circumstances, parents of pupils who normally travel on school transport are asked not to bring their children to school themselves.

     

    EARLY CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

    Should weather conditions deteriorate significantly during the course of the school day, the head teacher or their deputy may decide to close the school to all pupils or to those who travel by school transport. In such circumstances, Vale Coaches are required to provide the necessary vehicles to transport the pupils home at the earliest opportunity.

    More information can be obtained on the current status of all schools in the Dorset area at Dorset Council School Closure Information