For eligible students, all transport contracts are fixed and organised by the Passenger Transport Unit at County Hall, Trowbridge. For pupils of compulsory school age (Years 7-11) free transport is provided for students if they live in the Academy transport catchment area and are at least 3 miles from school.
The Council policy provides an offer of transport assistance to students aged 16-19 living at least 3 miles from school but in the School transport catchment area. The cost for the bus pass for 2019/2020 is £781.00. Students will receive a pass which will allow them to travel to and from school on services arranged by the Local Authority for the academic year. If total household income is less than £20,819 for the year 2018/19 Wiltshire Council requires to see all pages of the Tax Credit Award Notice 2018/2019 and a reduced rate would be offered at £231.00.
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy provides extensive subsidised bus services for students living outside the catchment area. The cost of this is £700.00 (2019/2020) per academic year.
Students who travel on school transport are issued with a bus pass, which they must present to the driver for verification on each and every journey.
Students catch and board the buses in the prescribed bays at the front of the School at 3:00pm. It is expected that behaviour on school transport will be exemplary at all times and a Transport Behaviour Contract is agreed and signed by all parents and students in order to ensure the best standards of behaviour on school buses. The Academy reserves the right to remove students from its transport services if these standards of behaviour are not adhered to.