Didcot Girls School and St Birinus School are committed to ensuring our students receive a safe and reliable transport service to school.
January 2021 announcement:
Following re-introduction of the national lockdown on 5th January 2021, and the very limited use of the BB buses subsidised by our schools, we have agreed in discussion with Thames Travel to suspend all the BB routes from Monday 11th January, until after February half term break, as it is not viable to continue to run these buses.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the few students who would have used these services to travel to school to attend the hub provision at school. Please note that Thames Travel have confirmed that termly or annual season tickets can still be used on other public service routes if you wish to make use of any alternative services to travel to school.
Thames Travel will be putting in place arrangements to refund prepaid termly or annual season tickets on a pro-rata basis. We will update all parents as soon as we know more on the process for requesting refunds.
Please note that the DC02 and DC06 buses, which are operated by Oxfordshire County Council for those students entitled to free school transport, will continue. If any changes are made to these services, we will update parents in advance.
Below are details of the bus services normally provided for our students. These are in addition to the normal public bus routes that any pupil can use. The timetable is changed from time to time by the bus companies, however, so parents and students should check details on the Thames Travel and OCC websites, depending on the provider listed in the information sheet.
The bus operating companies manage all of the administration and provide all the tickets and passes. They also collect any fees. The school are in regular contact with the bus companies to ensure a safe and reliable service.
There are currently numerous routes every school day to and from Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School so that students can travel to school and back home by bus. They are set out in the attached document.