School Transport

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, along with the completed Pupil Code of Conduct (for minibus use) and Parent Contract must be received by:

  • 27 July 2018 for the Autumn Term – 31 August 2018.

  • 25 November 2018 for the Spring Term – 7 January 2019

  • 18 March 2019 for the Summer Term – 23 April 2019

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.

Once we have received all relevant 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 17 routes:

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, Outer City or Rural rate.

Inner City

Hove Kingsway, Hove Central, Hove, Hove North, Shoreham, 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, Kingston, Seaford. 

Rural

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

Full Season Ticket
(Mon-Fri both ways)
per Term Annual Total
Inner City £380 £1111
Outer City £480 £1440
Rural £560 £1680
 

Essential school events (Roedean Day, 3 Open Days and Speech Day) are included within the full five-day season ticket. Please note this does not apply to return journeys on these dates.

Half Season Ticket
(79 trips as required)
per Term Annual Total
Inner City £185 £555
Outer City £240 £720
Rural £280 £840
 
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