Roedean School transport is provided by a professional and dedicated team of trained minibus drivers who are proud of the service they provide and would like to welcome your daughter on-board.

Roedean's minibus fleet is modern and comfortable; the buses are operated and maintained under current legislation and all our drivers must have DBS clearance and a clean driving licence with D1 category as mandatory.

Minibus drivers must complete a theory and driving assessment with Sussex County Council prior to joining our team of drivers.

All our minibuses are fitted with on-board cameras ensuring maximum safety of pupils and other road users.

We look carefully at the annual routes each Summer and the viability of each route is dependent on the number of pupils that use the service.

 

Application to join our service

If you would like to reserve a seat on one of our buses for your daughter(s) please complete the ‘declaration of interest’ form.

This is an indication of interest and not a firm booking; one term's bus charge payment must be made in advance to secure a seat for your daughter. Cheque made payable to Roedean School, 'Minibus Charge' on the reverse.

Application and payment along with the completed Pupil code of Conduct (for minibus use) must be received by:

  • 31 July 2017 for the Autumn Term – 1 September 2017.
  • 24 November 2017 for the Spring Term – 2 January 2018
  • 23 March 2018 for the Summer Term – 16 April 2018

Parents of girls whose siblings already use the Roedean mini bus service must also complete the forms.

Bookings are only accepted for the whole term – not part thereof.

We offer a 5% discount for annual season tickets paid in advance.

Once we have received both booking forms we will process your application and confirm your daughter’s seat via email.

 

Cancellation

Half a term's notice must be given to cancel your season ticket.

 

Minibus Routes

Roedean offers a wide-ranging bus service for pupils which comprises of 15 routes:

Inner City: Hove Kingsway, Hove Central, Hove, Hove North, Portslade, Dyke Road, Withdene, Westdene, Tongdean, Hangleton, Brighton, Preston Park, Patcham, Telscombe Cliffs, Rottingdean, Peacehaven, Saltdean.

Outer City: Upper Beeding, Pyecombe, Twineham, Lewes, Chailey, Piltdown, Ringmer, Seaford. 

Rural: Durrington, Worthing, Washington, Billingshurst, Loxwood, Pease Pottage, Copthorne, Horsham, Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Horsted Keynes, Maresfield, Mark Cross, Laughton, Eastbourne

For detailed routes, please click here.

 

Long distance travel

Chichester: pick-up at Worthing - Roedean (1hr 20 minutes)

Loxwood: pick-up at Billingshurst - Roedean (1hr 15 minutes)

Tonbridge: pick-up at Maresfield - Balcombe - Roedean (1hr 20 minutes)

Cranbrook: pick-up at Maresfield - Lewes - Roedean (1hr 30 minutes)

 

Rates 2017/18

There are three different season ticket types at either the Inner City, Out of City or Rural rate.

Full Season Ticket
(Mon-Fri both ways)
per Term Annual Total
Inner City £360 £1080
Outer City £470 £1410
Rural £550 £1650

Essential school events (Roedean Day, 3 Open Days, Speech Day and Christmas Fair) included within the full five-day season ticket.

Half Season Ticket
(79 trips as required)
per Term Annual Total
Inner City £180 £540
Outer City £235 £705
Rural £275 £825
Termly optional and/or Saturday tickets
(approx 10 trips per term)
Per day Termly Cost
Inner City £15 £150
Outer City £15 £150
Rural £15 £150
Get more information on the minibus service by emailing minibuses@roedean.co.uk.
 

Emergency contact numbers

Each minibus has a dedicated mobile phone on which messages can be left for the driver.

Transport Coordinator's mobile number: 07843 265572