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St Albans Girls' School

Travel and Transport

Travel Arrangements
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. We also 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 her Bikeability test and cycling is feasible, please encourage them to cycle to school. We have a safe storage facility for all students who cycle to school.
● 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.


Bus Services

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 provides no 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. Ann Hayward: 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 is 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 HCC 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 HCC 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.

Please contact Herts County Council Admissions and Transport for more details: Tel: 0300 123 4040
email: school.ticketing@hertfordshire.gov.uk. This bus service is operated for Herts County Council by Richard Taylor Travel. Parents must apply via Herts County Council, these contact details are just for enquiries/lost property 01462 442409, email: rtaylor2004@tiscali.co.uk


Public Buses

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 afternoons at 15:35.  They do not offer return tickets on journeys to schools, and encourage students to have a valid Herts SaverCard (details here: 
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Schools-and-education/Travel-to-school/Savercard/savercard.aspx)
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.

Public Buses

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:

Hertfordshire County Council

Arriva Buses - www.intalink.org.uk - 0300 123 4050


 

Get in touch

HR Department

Sandridgebury Lane

St Albans

Hertfordshire

AL3 6DB

01727 853134