Sustainable Travel

Bournemouth School promotes and encourages the use of sustainable travel to and from school.

The most sustainable ways to travel are walking and cycling whilst travelling by bus or train is better than short trips by car.  Studies have also shown that a significant contribution towards childhood fitness and improved health is made by choosing to walk or cycle to school rather than drive.  It is now recognised that encouraging children to eat healthily and be active every day means they have a better chance at being successful in school and a better quality of life in later years.

Further information is available within the relevant sections below.

School Buses

Please click each heading below to see a map of the route and its stops.

SERVICE BS1 - POULNER (PRIVATE CONTRACT)

07:20 Verwood Memorial Hall, Al Trullo/Spice of India Restaurant Ringwood Road, Ringwood Road/Woodlinken Drive, Ashley Heath/A31 Eastbound slip road, Meeting House Lane, Southampton Rd/Middleton Road, Poulner White Hart Hotel, Bournemouth School 08:10.  Return from Bournemouth School 15:45.

SERVICE BS2 – VERWOOD/THREE LEGGED CROSS/WEST MOORS/FERNDOWN (PRIVATE CONTRACT)

Church Hill/Manor Road (PM ONLY STOP), 07:22 Morrison’s Roundabout, Manor Road/Newton Road, Verwood Road/Broadmead Road, Oakdene Home, Payne Close (ONLY by request), West Moors Village Hall, Station Road/Pinehurst Road, 1st Bus Stop/Victoria Road, Victoria Road/Town Centre, Dudsbury Avenue, Chapelgate Garage, Parley Cross Traffic Lights, Bournemouth School 08:10.  Return from Bournemouth School 15:45.

The BS1 and BS2 services are provided under private contract by a non-profit organisation, organised by a parent co-operative.  The elected parent organiser, can be contacted by email: bsbusmanager@gmail.com.  Please note these buses may be over-subscribed and that a waiting list is in operation.

All BS1 and BS2 information is correct as at 02 September 2021 but is subject to change.

 

Service 736 - Park Gates via Branksome and Winton Morebus (commercially provided route*)

 

Service 755 - Bournemouth Rail Station, Boscombe, Southbourne, Tuckton and Iford
Morebus (commercially provided route*)

 

Service 788 - Walkford, Highcliffe via Purewell and Tuckton
Morebus

 

Service 789 - Lymington via Milford on Sea, New Milton and Christchurch Morebus (commercially provided route*)

 

SERVICE 14 - WALLISDOWN, WEST HOWE, EAST HOWE, ENSBURY PARK, MOORDOWN
MOREBUS (COMMERCIALLY PROVIDED ROUTE*)

 

* Please note that commercially provided routes allow other fare paying customers to use their service on occasions.  Please contact the bus company directly for further information.

Walk

The most sustainable ways to travel are walking and cycling.  Studies have shown that a significant contribution towards childhood fitness and improved health is made by choosing to walk or cycle to school rather than drive.  It is now recognised that encouraging children to eat healthily and be active every day means they have a better chance at being successful in school and a better quality of life in later years.

Cycle

Students are encouraged to cycle or walk to school.  There is provision for the storage of bicycles at the school in the Junior playground.  We do recommend that all bicycles are locked in this facility using a 'D' Lock. For safety reasons we insist that cyclists should wear a cycle helmet and recommend they wear a safety reflective strip.  They need suitable lighting for dark mornings and evenings.