School Buses Information

*** BUSES UPDATE ***

Update 18.09.17

Message from First South Yorkshire Limited:  Bus Services to Notre Dame School 25th Sept 2017
What’s changed?
· Extra bus added to Notre Dame School am. Service 83b from Ecclesfield at 0725 arriving Notre Dame School at 0849
· 780 AM retimed to depart at 810
· 782 AM journey will now pick up at Grenoside, The Angel at 0808.
· 784 AM journey will operate a revised route starting at Chapeltown at 0736. This morning bus will no longer serve High Street, Cross Hill, The Common or Mill Road in Ecclesfield. Also the in Shirecliffe this bus will operate direct via Moonshine Lane and Shirecliffe Road no longer serving Herries Road or Norwood Avenue.
· 785 now included 
· 786 AM depatrture retimed to depart Queens Road at 0803

The revised timetable will be attached below as soon as it is available.

Update 11.09.17

Further to last week's update, Carr Road is still closed this morning so the Heatons bus will pick up on Manchester Road instead.  A member of school staff will be in the area to direct students to Manchester Road.

Update 08.09.17

We have been advised that First will run a 785 Service in the evenings only from Notre Dame.

Please see the attached route below. This should help alleviate the overcrowding we are currently experiencing in the evening on the 782 and 784 Service. If your child can use this route on the way home then please encourage them to do so.

Update 08.09.17

Further to yesterday's update, Carr Road is still closed this morning so the Heatons bus will pick up on Manchester Road instead.  A member of school staff will be in the area to direct students to Manchester Road.

Update 07.09.17

We have been informed by the Heatons bus driver that Carr Road is closed this evening.  Please check tomorrow whether Carr Road is open again or not.  If it it not open, the Heatons bus will pick up on Manchester Road instead.  Please contact Mrs Vivian on her mobile telephone number if there are any further issues to report.

07.09.17

We are meeting today (Thursday 7th September) with representatives from First and SYPTE to discuss all the issues concerning new school services. We will provide updates on outcomes following this. 

06.09.17

Following discussion with First Bus Company they will provide an extra bus this evening to cater for the students travelling on 782 service.
We are in constant communication with them to try and resolve the issues the students are facing.
We will update you as soon as possible. Please keep viewing our website for details.

05.09.17

The 85 Service will be running on time from tomorrow.
The First team have been out to check the route and timings
These are as follows
The 85 on journeys towards Sheffield now starts at Chapeltown and runs to High Green via Lound Side, Land End, Worrall Road, Greengate Lane, Mortomley Lane, Wortley Road, Thompson Hill, Hague Lane, Potter Hill Lane, Cottom Road to The Fosters then continues from The Fosters via Foster Way, Greengate Lane, Hollow Gate and Bracken Hill.
This bus in the morning departs Chapeltown at 0723 and arrives The Fosters at 0734 before departing at 0742.

The 782 Service will be running on time from tomorrow
The 782 will have the Network and Schedules Manager on the route

If there are any difficulties tomorrow please contact Mrs Vivian 07585512741

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Message from First regarding 85 Service from High Green

I have looked on our GPS system, which tracks all of our buses, and replayed this to see/review the bus movement this morning. The driver operated on time via the correct revised route.

However there seems to be some confusion in High Green regarding the revised route. The 85 on journeys towards Sheffield now starts at Chapeltown and runs to High Green via Lound Side, Land End, Worrall Road, Greengate Lane, Mortomley Lane, Wortley Road, Thompson Hill, Hague Lane, Potter Hill Lane, Cottom Road to The Fosters then continues from The Fosters via Foster Way, Greengate Lane, Hollow Gate and Bracken Hill.

This is in affect the opposite way to the old route of last week. This morning myself and a colleague are going to place notices up at bus stop informing customers of this to assist them.

This bus in the morning departs Chapeltown at 0723 and arrives The Fosters at 0734 before departing at 0742.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. I am also informing the school about this and they will help me to ensure parents and pupils are aware of this.

Kind Regards

Stuart Radford
Network and Schedules Manager
First South Yorkshire Limited

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Please note, from Sunday 18th September the Child Concessionary Bus and Tram Fare increased from 70p to 80p per journey.

Notre Dame High School has a very wide catchment area drawing on all parts of the city and beyond. Please note that this is a public bus service, not a Notre Dame service. We do work very closely with the companies that run the services to deal with tranport issues. Please open the attachment below to see details of bus services for September 2016.

Megatravel Pass
To apply for a pass please collect an application form from the Travel Information Centre in Sheffield Interchange or download it from: www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravelpass/

16-18 Student Pass
To apply for a pass pick up an application form from the Travel Information Centre in Sheffield Interchange or download it at: www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/16to18/

Zero Fare Pass
Further information can be obtained from the Childrens, Young Peoples and Families Service of Sheffield City Council on telephone 0114 273 5831 or from the Sheffield City Council Home to School Transport Policy which can be found at the following website: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/information-for-parentscarers/schooltravel

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For your Bus Enquiry to Notre Dame please click here.

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FAQs

1. What happens if the bus does not arrive?
Stay at the bus stop as the Bus Company will always send a replacement service. This applies to Bright Bus (green buses) only. In the event of any problems, you can contact Mrs Vivian on 07585512741 who would have the most up to date information.

2. What happens if it snows?
If there is extreme weather before school. Start to check the school website for information about school opening times. This information will also be shared with local radio stations where appropriate announcements will be made. If there is extreme weather during the day, please ensure you have completed the page in your child's journal/planner instructing the school on what arrangements you would like for your child. If any decisions are made regarding early closure etc, we will contact you via our text messaging service.

3. What if my child loses something on the bus?
Please use the Bus enquiry Form on the school's website. Alternatively contact Mrs Vivian directly.

4. What happens if my child misbehaves on the bus?
We monitor journeys through the use of CCTV. The bus providers take any behaviour seriouslyand school supports them on this. Any pupil that causes damage to the buses, bus stops or shelters and / or does not meet the required standard of behaviour on the bus could :
- Have their pass withdrawn.
- Be banned from the bus.
- Be prosecuted by the Police.
- Be required to pay for any damage they have caused.

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