Bus Information


Dorset Council (DC) run our bus services, except for the Bournemouth bus, which is run by us. Parents whose children need to use the school buses will receive detailed information from DC about these services but this information can also be obtained from the school office. The detailed routes and times for non-Bournemouth routes can be found here.

The detailed route for the Bournemouth bus can be found here.

The Bournemouth bus is provided by Seaview Coaches (01202 741439) coachhire@seaviewcoaches.com.

Courteous and considerate behaviour on buses is expected from all pupils.

Parents’ help to ensure this is appreciated. The school reserves the right to ban students who misbehave from travelling on a school bus, and will be supported by the LA. All buses normally arrive at our School Car Park at about 8.20am and leave from the same location 10 minutes after the end of the afternoon session.

Ferndown Upper School – Dorset Council routes

To determine if your child is entitled to free transport, or to find out how to apply and pay for a bus pass call DC on 01202 224545 or visit the DC website.

Please note that 6th formers do not have an automatic entitlement to transport on the DC buses. Passes are usually available but in most cases, there will be a charge. Applications for September passes must be made to DCC between May 1st and May 31st. Any applications made after this date will not normally be processed until October half term. For more information please refer to the Post 16 Transport Policy 2019 – 2020

Ferndown Upper School – Bournemouth route

If you wish to book a place on the Bournemouth bus, please contact the school office@fernup.dorset.sch.uk with your child’s name, year group and the stop that they wish to use.

Late Bus

Late minibus to Verwood, Three legged Cross, West Moors and St. Ives. This is a free service, run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It is run using a minibus so places are limited to only 16 students. Students should sign up in the Pastoral Centre in advance for the trip they require as a seat cannot be guaranteed otherwise. If a student forgets to sign up, they may still be able to get a place but of course, the bus may be full if they leave it to the last minute.

Disruption to Services

If a school bus fails to turn up on time in the morning, one student should use their mobile phone to ring the school (01202 871243) or the relevant bus company for information and advice. If a bus fails to turn up after school, we will make every effort to get students home.

For live information on any disruptions to services, use this link which will give the latest information:

School transport updates – dorsetforyou.com

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