School Transport

Covid-19 Update

The Transport Department are taking a range of proactive measures, in line with government guidance, to ensure safe travel to and from school using the minibus service. In order to reduce the number of pupils using the service each day we are asking all parents to consider if they are able to bring their daughter to school by car, thereby reserving this service for safe use by those pupils who have no other transport options.

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

To secure a place for your daughter, could you please complete the registration form, which includes the Declaration of Interest, Pupil Code of Conduct and Parent Contract.

Parents of girls whose siblings already use the Roedean minibus service must also register.

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

Once you have registered, we will process your application and confirm your daughter’s seat via email.


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 currently comprises of 17 routes:


*A review of our routes may be undertaken once all applications for the 2021/22 academic year have been received.

Long distance travel

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

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

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

Cranbrook: pick-up at Maresfield - Newick - Chailey - Roedean (1hr 20 minutes)

Rates 2021

These charges are applicable for the Autumn Term 2021 and are subject to an annual review.

There are two different season ticket types at either the Inner City, Outer City or Rural rate.

Full Season Ticket
(Mon-Fri both ways)
per Term Annual Total
Inner City £399 £1197
Outer City £504 £1512
Rural £588 £1764

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 trip as required)
per Term
Inner City £194
Outer City £252
Rural £294

Get more information on the minibus service by emailing

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