Travel and Transport
We are conscious that you are currently considering your child’s transport arrangements. At STAGS we are committed to ensuring that everyone travelling to school can do so as safely as possible and encourage all those travelling to school to use modes of transport which are environmentally friendly and to be aware of the needs of those living in the immediate vicinity of the school (unfortunately the school causes real traffic issues in all the local roads at the start and end of every school day!).
In order to achieve these aims we ask you to consider the following ideas:-
● If you live within 20 minutes walking distance of school, please encourage and allow your child to walk to school.
● If your child has passed their Bikeability test and cycling is feasible, please encourage them to cycle to school. We have a safe, weatherproof cycle storage area within the school grounds.
● If you need to drive your child to school, consider ‘car sharing’ with other families.
● If there is a convenient bus service, please encourage your child to use it. Information on public transport serving the school can be obtained from www.hertfordshire.gov.uk or www.intalink.org.uk (Tel: 0300 123 4050).
● Some of our parents organise excellent bus services which may be of use to your family. Details are shown below.
St Albans Girls' School is served by a variety of private and public bus services that ensure your child can travel to school. However, St Albans Girls' School does not provide any school transport. It is a parents/carers responsibility to ensure that, if they accept a place at STAGS, their child can arrive at school on time and travel to and from school safely. The school does not organise any buses for the students, but there are buses, organised by parents/Herts County Council, available from the following areas:-
Greenwood Bus Services - (dedicated school bus/private bus service)
Service 1 - Borehamwood, Shenley, Radlett, Frogmore, Park Street
Service 2 - Bricket Wood, How Wood, Chiswell Green, Verulam Estate
Buses stop at a number of dedicated points which are set out on an exact timetable which will be sent with your pass. Prices are dependent on route and are subject to change.
Please contact Ann Hayward for details Tel: 07905 201228 email: Greenwoodbusservice@gmail.com
E446 - Herts County Council Passenger Transport
Parents of students who are entitled to free school transport can apply for this through Admissions and Transport at Hertfordshire County Council. This should be done as soon as possible and once Admissions and Transport have been contacted then they will send out forms for the parent to complete. Spare seats on a vehicle are allocated last and Herts County Council do not process these until the new school year has started and they have ensured that all entitled children are dealt with.
Parents should contact Herts County Council directly once the academic year has started if they wish to pay for a spare seat on the E446.
Bus serves Kimpton, Blackmore End, Wheathampstead, St. Albans Girls' School
This bus service is operated for Herts County Council by Richard Taylor Travel. Parents must apply via Herts County Council Admissions and Transport on 0300 123 4040, or email at:
For enquiries or lost property contact 01462 442409, email: email@example.com.
84 Bus serves Potters Bar, South Mimms, London Colney, St Albans City Centre and St Albans Girls’ School (bus comes on site once in the morning and collects from site at 3.20pm. This bus is operated by Sullivan Buses).
The timetable is available on their website here; there is one journey each school day, arriving at the school at 08:16, and departing in the afternoon at 15:35. They do not offer return tickets on journeys to schools, and encourage students to have a valid Herts SaverCard, details here in order to benefit from the reduced rate single fares shown below:
Potters Bar £2.30
South Mimms £2.20
Salisbury Hall £1.90
London Colney £1.60
St Albans City Station £1.30
St Albans BUSnet Inner (from just south of Colney Fields to the school) – One Week Young Person is £10.00
St Albans BUSnet Outer (From South Mimms White Hart to the school) – One Week Young Person is £13.50
All of these tickets are purchased from the driver on the bus (they do not offer e-tickets or M tickets). For more information please visit their website at SULLIVAN BUSES - Home.
300, 301 Buses serve Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Fleetville (Hatfield Road), St Albans City Station, St Albans City Centre and St Albans City Hospital 305 Buses serve Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Colney Heath, Smallford, Fleetville, St Albans City Station, St Albans City Centre, Green Lane
321 Buses serve Luton, Harpenden, St Albans and Watford (stops on Harpenden Road/Sandridgebury Lane)
653 Buses serve Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Jersey Farm, Marshalswick, New Greens
For further information please contact:
Arriva Buses - www.intalink.org.uk - 0300 123 4050