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Robert Bloomfield

Transport to School

Walking

We encourage our local students to walk to school, to maintain an healthy lifestyle. Doors open from 8am if you arrive early and wish to attend the breakfast club.

Bike/Scooter

We provide stands for bikes and scooters, but pupils must provide their own locks. Helmets and Lights must be provided by families. Safety is paramount here. 

Bus

School bus transportation is run by the local authority. As a school, we have no direct influence on bus procedures, lateness and issues with the service provided.

If you have a question or complaint regarding  school bus transportation, you need to contact the CBC Transport Team directly. 0300 300 8339

Alternatively, you should contact the individual coach companies if you have a more specific issue or query. Please note, RBA office staff will not be able to assist with bus related questions other than student conduct. 

Bus Route Company  Contact Number   
J86  J82 Barton Coach Company 01582 882881 http://bartoncoachcompany.co.uk/
J84 Herberts Travel 01234 342057 http://www.herberts-travel.co.uk/
J83   J80  J79 Landmark Coaches 01462 434577 https://www.landmarkhire.com/
J81 Cozy Travel 01462 481707 http://www.cozy.travel/

If a bus runs late or has a mechanical/technical issue, we will alert families via social media and parent mail once we are made aware. However, please do not phone the school for additional information. Instead,  direct your questions to the company themselves. 

 

Bus Conduct - We will address any conduct concerns regarding our students and liaise with the companies when investigating. As such, we operate a strict code of conduct for this service that outlines how we expect the pupils to behave and what the consequences are should they chose not to. This amounts to a  3 strike system which can be accelerated at any time due to the nature of the incident.

Car

Please note that there is no car parking facilities for parents at the school, unless you are attending an appointment.

Please do not park on the Yellow lines outside of school. We are working with the local authority to make Bloomfield Drive a safer road for everyone. 

Our Travel Plan can be found in the polices section here.

Please ensure your child knows your travel back-up plan should their normal means of getting to school is affected. For example if a pupil normally catches the school bus but due to the weather conditions the bus cannot get to their pick-up point they need to know what to do. For most this will be to return home (after waiting 20 mins after the scheduled collection time) for others this may be returning to a neighbour or contacting parents, depending on what you have arranged.  

In terms of the school we will always try to ensure the school is open unless the weather conditions cause a risk to the health and safety of the users of our site or travelling to the site. Information regarding any school closure will be posted initially on the Central Bedfordshire Schools Portal and then by our social media channels.