Saint Aidan's is served by a number of special buses that transport students to and from their home areas. In addition to the buses from the Over Wyre villages, there are buses from Poulton, Carleton, Thornton-Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Blackpool and Garstang.
Saint Aidan's is very conscious of the need to ensure safe and sensible behaviour, at all times, on the journey to and from school. With this in mind, bus proctors and monitors are appointed from amongst our senior students, to oversee each journey. These students are trained for the role and work closely with school and transport staff, as well as the county’s Safer Travel Unit. Bus timetables and details of season ticket applications are available from school, as well as information on the wider remit of the Safer Travel Unit.
Transport Assistance Scheme
The cost of bus transport to and from school is significant, in particular for those students travelling longer distances. In light of this Saint Aidan’s has introduced a scheme which aims to help families, who are experiencing financial hardship, meet some of these costs.
The Transport Assistance Fund is limited but the school Governors wish to help as many families as possible. Therefore grants are made to successful applicants but families will still need to find a significant sum.
The main criteria for a successful application is limited household income – low salary/wage or receipt of benefits.
The scheme runs annually and parents/carers will have to apply each year. Applications will normally be made around May/June with the aim of grants being paid to successful applicants in September.
You will find more details of the scheme on the application form which is available for download below.