Home to School Transport

Suffolk County Council Entitlement to free home to school transport

Is your child eligible for Suffolk County Council funded school travel? Suffolk’s School Travel Policy was amended from September 2019. It is important that you understand how this might affect your child’s eligibility for funded school travel. To find out more visit www.suffolkonboard.com/schooltravel

If your child is eligible for funded school travel you now need to opt-in (apply) each year so they can receive it. The opt-in window for the 2021-22 academic year is open from 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2021. To find out more visit http://www.suffolkonboard.com/optin.

In general Suffolk County Council’s policy with regard to free transport is that free transport will be provided to IES Breckland if the student lives in Suffolk, more than 3 miles from our school and IES Breckland is the nearest secondary school to the student’s home and transport is applied for.

Norfolk County Council Entitlement to free home to school transport

In general Norfolk County Council will provide Free home to school transport for Norfolk pupil’s attending IES Breckland if they live over 3 miles from IES Breckland and this school is nearer than their catchment school.

For further information visit the website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-and-college-transport/home-to-school-transport.

Coach Services Public Bus Thetford, Mildenhall and Lakenheath to Brandon (Service 201)

This is a public bus that stops close to our school as part of a longer route.  The 201 service runs past IES Breckland shortly before the start and soon after the end of the school day.  The buses run to a longer timetable and do not wait!  Tickets are purchased from the driver by contactless payment or cash in the usual way for public buses.  The timetables and route maps can be found on Coach Services website here: https://www.coachservicesltd.com/timetables-maps/   Bus fare information can be found here https://www.coachservicesltd.com/fares-tickets/

IES Breckland Private Transport

IES Breckland offer private bus transport for students who live in the areas of Feltwell, Methwold, Mundford and Thetford. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. We operate a waiting list.  There is a charge for this service, £650 for 2020-21. The timetables and routes are listed below and if you are interested in applying for a place on one of the IES Breckland buses please complete this application form.

Methwold, opposite Fire Station 0720
Methwold, Spa 0722
Methwold Hythe, opposite Chapel 0724
Feltwell, The Beck, Post Office 0730
Feltwell, Wilton Road Bus Stop 0732
Weeting, Hereward Way Bus Shelter 0737
Weeting, Hockwold Road Bus Shelter 0738
IES Breckland 0800
IES Breckland 1505
Weeting, Hockwold Road Bus Shelter 1515
Weeting, Hereward Way Bus Shelter 1516
Feltwell, Wilton Road Bus Stop 1524
Feltwell, Bell Street Bus Shelter 1525
Feltwell, Central Garage Bus Stop 1526
Methwold Hythe, Chapel 1531
Methwold, Spa 1533
Methwold, adjacent Fire Station 1535
Northwold, opposite Chapel 0735
Northwold, opposite Church 0737
Northwold, Little London Lane 0739
Mundford, A134 adjacent Old School 0745
IES Breckland 0805
IES Breckland 1505
Mundford, A134 opposite Old School 1520
Northwold, Little London Lane 1526
Northwold, adjacent Church 1527
Northwold, adjacent Chapel 1528
Mundford, Swaffham Road 0710
Ickborough, layby near Ashburton Road 0715
Foulden, School Road, by Post Box 0727
Wereham, Garage 0740
Stoke Ferry, shop 0735
Stoke Ferry, Lynn Road, top of Bradfield Place 0740
Wittington, B112 Methwold Road, top of Old Methwold Road 0745
Brookville 0750
IES Breckland 0805
Thetford, Academy 0720
Thetford, Grenville Way 0722
Thetford, Churchill Road 0725
Thetford, new homes near Tesco 0730
Thetford, Mill Lane 0733
Thetford, Queensway 0737
Thetford, Pine Close 0738
Thetford, St Martins Way 0740
Thetford, Ely Way 0745
IES Breckland 0805
IESB 3 and IESB 4 depart school at 1507 for the reverse route