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

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STALBRIDGE

07:40 – Station Road / Jarvis Way

07:42 – Congregational Church

07:45 – Springfields

07:47 – Half Acre

MARNHULL

07:53 – Spar Shop, New Street

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

15:10 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

MARNHULL

15:20 – Stoney Lawn

15:22 – Corner Close

15:25 – Pilwell

15:28 – Spar Shop, New Street

STALBRIDGE

15:31 – Half Acre

15:33 – Springfields

15:35 – Congregational Church

15:36 – Jarvis Way / Station Road

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HENSTRIDGE

 07:33 – Bird In Hand

 07:35 – Southmead Lane

STALBRIDGE

 07:38 – Duck Lane

07:40 – Ring Street

LYDLINCH

 07:48 – Old Orchard Close, A357

BAGBER

 07:50 – C J Cox’s

 07:52 – Brickyard Farm

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

 08:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

15:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

BAGBER

15:15 – Brickyard Farm

15:17 – C J Cox’s

LYDLINCH

15:19 – The Platts

STALBRIDGE

15:25 – Ring Street

15:27 – Duck Lane

HENSTRIDGE

15:29 – Townsend Green

15:31 – Bird In Hand

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KINGS STAG

 07:20 – Ramsbury

 07:22 – Barwick House

HAZELBURY BRYAN

 07:38 – Honeybun Meadow

FIFEHEAD ST QUINTIN

 07:40 – Gorse Farm

 07:42 – Southley Farm

WOODLAND

 07:46 – 1 Park View

IBBERTON

 07:49 – The Crown Inn

 07:52 – Leigh Crossroads

OKEFORD FITZPAINE

 07:55 – The Royal Oak

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

 08:10 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

15:10 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

OKEFORD FITZPAINE

15:22 – The Royal Oak

IBBERTON

15:28 – Leigh Crossroads

15:30 – The Crown Inn

WOOLLAND

15:33 – 1 Park View

FIFEHEAD ST QUINTIN

15:37 – Southley Farm

15:39 – Gorse Farm

HAZLEBURY BRYAN

15:45 – Honeybun Meadow

KINGS STAG

15:52 – Barwick House

15:55 – Ramsbury

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PULHAM

07:25 – Halsey Green

MAPPOWDER

07:35 – Harkenwood

07:38 – The Green

HAZELBURY BRYAN

07:47 – Pleck

07:50 – The Antelope

07:53 – Hill View

07:54 The Ferns

UPPER FIFEHEAD NEVILLE

07:55 – Woodbury Farm

07:57 – Green Lane Junction

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

08:05 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

15:10 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

UPPER FIFEHEAD NEVILLE

15:25 – Green Lane Junction

15:28 – Woodbury Farm

HAZLEBURY BRYAN

15:28 – The Ferns

15:30 – Hill View

15:32 – The Antelope

15:37 – Pleck

MAPPOWDER

15:42 – The Green

15:45 – Harkenwood

PULHAM

15:50 – Halsey Green

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TEMPLECOMBE

07:20 – Bowden Road

HENSTRIDGE AIRFIELD

07:28 – A30 Junction

07:30 – Henstridge Airfield Entrance

STALBRIDGE

07:35 – Gormashay Lane

STALBRIDGE WESTON

07:45 – Council Houses

STOURTON CAUNDLE

07:47 – Veales

07:49 Brimble Cottages

BAGBER

07:56 – Stalbridge Lane

07:58 – Mullins Farm

 

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

 08:10 – Sturminster Newton High School

STURMINSTER NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

15:10 – Sturminster Newton High School

 

BAGBER

15:20 – Mullins Farm

15:22 – Stalbridge Lane

STOURTON CAUNDLE

15:28 – Brimble Cottages

15:30 – Veales

STALBRIDGE WESTON

15:33 – Council Houses

STALBRIDGE

15:40 – Gormashay Lane

HENSTRIDGE AIRFIELD

15:42 – Airfield Entrance

15:44 – A30 Junction

TEMPLECOMBE

15:50 – Bowden Road

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