Minibus Service

Blundell’s School runs a minibus service to and from school on a daily basis as per the schedule.

Each minibus is capable of carrying 16 passengers and there is no plan to hire larger vehicles.

If you would like your child to use this facility, please fill in the attached application form and return it to me by August 1st. We are asking you to supply your telephone numbers so we are able to contact you in an emergency or if the minibus is late.

There have been a few changes since last year, so please check the schedule showing the routes and indicate on your application form which route you would like to use.

We ask you to be aware of the following rules if your child travels on a minibus:

  1. Passengers are to wear seat belts at all times when in the minibus. Failure to do so may result in your child being denied the use of the service.
  2. Parents/Guardians should be at the pick-up/drop-off points on time. This is more important at pick-up times as drivers will be unable to wait.
  3. Passengers are asked to respect the minibuses. Damage to the vehicle or the leaving of litter may result in your child being denied the use of the service.

It would be appreciated if all parents using the Newton Abbot/Barnstaple minibuses continue to use the MacDonald’s/TESCO’s car park when waiting for pick-up/drop-off and NOT the public transport bus stop/lay-by. We apologise for any inconvenience, but hope you can appreciate our concerns over the safety of the students.

Payment for minibuses will be raised on the school bill and all trips booked will be charged for.

This service is run by men and motors and at times both go wrong. We ask for your understanding and co-operation.

Mr D. Driver, Transport Manager