School/College

Contact at School/College

Contact details at School/College

Bus Service Provided by School/College

Areas Served

Updated for 2022

Abbeygate Sixth Form

Group Welfare Administrator

01284 716348

901 operator – Stephensons

902 operator -Stephensons

903 operator – Galloways

All services run once each morning and afternoon. Only West Suffolk College and Abbeygate Sixth Form students use this service.

Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds

Soham, Fordham, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds

Diss, Eye, Debenham, Stonham Aspal, Stowupland, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds

Yes

Colchester Institute

Sharon Bull

01206 712078 or sharon.bull@colchester.ac.uk

Colchester Institute students can purchase First Bus, Arriva and Greater Anglia tickets at discounted rates. Financial help for travel available to low-income families through the college bursary funds. All information available on the College website: https://www.colchester.ac.uk/students/travel/

Yes

College of West Anglia

Lucas Cooper

01553 815492

A free term-time shuttle bus service runs at the beginning and end of the college day between Waterbeach railway station and our Cambridge campus in Milton for students travelling by train to the campus. Details available from our website: www.cwa.ac.uk

Yes

Farlingaye High School

Catherine Laird

01394 385720

Late buses are funded by the school 4 nights per week to catchment villages. Felixstowe parents have a private bus route which they pay for

Yes

Hartismere School

Geoff Luxton

01379 870315

EE330 - Metfield to Hartismere School.

Metfield; Mendham; Harleston; Needham; Brockdish; Dickleburgh; Scole

Yes

Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

Lamorna Poulton

01223 631100 or lpoulton@longroad.ac.uk

Free shuttle bus during the day between Cambridge Railway Station and campus

Yes

Mildenhall College Academy

Mrs S M Tuffs

 01638 0714645

MCA Bus 1 – 3 Daily Route including sixth form.

Provided free of charge for current students in Year 8 and above. Paid for by current year 7 and future cohorts. Sixth Form pay for transport.

Lakenheath & Brandon

Yes

One Suffolk

Facilities Administrator

caroline.joyce@suffolkone.ac.uk

SO1 operator - First Buses

SO2 operator - First Buses

SO3 operator - First Buses and One Suffolk

Cedars Park, Stowmarket, Combs Ford, Needham Market and Great Blakenham

Felixstowe, Grange Farm and Trimley St Martin

Stowupland, Forward Green, Earl Stonham, Stonham Aspal, Pettaugh, Crowfield, Coddenham, Barham, Claydon, Great Blakenham, Bramford and Sproughton

Yes

Thurston Community College

Dr Jean Wheeler

01359 230885 or jean.wheeler@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk

Thurston Campus to Thurston Sixth Beyton Campus (am) daily x1 Post-16 students only

Thurston Sixth Beyton Campus to Thurston Campus (pm daily x1 Post-16 students only

Late Buses Mon/Tues/Wed for any student to use - 4 routes to cover most of 'catchment'

Transports Year 12 and 13 students from Thurston train station to Thurston Sixth, Beyton Campus (Thurston to Beyton).

Yes

West Suffolk College

Group Welfare Administrator

01284 716348

901 operator – Stephensons

902 operator -Stephensons

903 operator – Galloways

All services run once each morning and afternoon. Only West Suffolk College and Abbeygate Sixth Form students use this service.

Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds

Soham, Fordham, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds

Diss, Eye, Debenham, Stonham Aspal, Stowupland, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds

Yes



Funding information

Bungay High School:Some Post 16 students can use the Bursary Fund. Depending on parental income students can claim up to 100% of cost.
Colchester InstituteColchester Institute students can purchase First Bus, Arriva and Greater Anglia tickets at discounted rates. Financial help for travel available to low income families through the college bursary funds
City College NorwichWe offer 16-19 bursary funding for students from low income background.  The support is aimed at helping towards the travel costs they might encounter, but this is a limited fund and might not cover all costs.
East Coast College:Students can apply for a discretionary bursary (means tested). Please apply to college directly.
Easton College, Otley, Ipswich:Transport is through application only and learners are required to pay a termly sum as a contribution toward travel costs, as the College uses specially contracted vehicles. Services cover a range of areas in Suffolk and include Colchester and Clacton in Essex. For further details contact the College directly. 16-19 Bursary Fund applications welcome
Hartismere School, Eye:Eligible students may apply for the discretionary bursary (see school website).
Long Road Sixth Form College, CambridgeFinancial Support through the discretionary bursary for families on a low income
Mildenhall College AcademyFinancial support with travel costs may be provided to eligible students. For further details contact the College directly.
St Alban's Catholic SchoolEligible students may apply for the discretionary bursary (contact school directly).
Suffolk New College, Ipswich:Financial support with travel costs may be provided to eligible students. For further details contact the College directly.
Suffolk One, Ipswich:Students can apply for the bursary scheme. Students who use the closed contract service currently have access to First Buses Ticket scheme to enable them to travel on certain commercial routes any time of the day during term time, including weekends
The Oakes College, Cambridge at The Netherhall SchoolStudents can apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund if the family is on low income.
Thomas Mills High SchoolNo direct support for travel is available, however some Sixth form students may be eligible for the Sixth form bursary which could be used to support travel.
Thurston Community College16-19 Bursary available for students in Years 12 and 13, bursary can be used to part fund Suffolk Passenger Transport bus place, further details available on the College website www.thurstoncollege.org/student-finance/
West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds:Learners who have had a break in education (and who fall outside the policy operated by the Council and its partners) can enquire about help with the cost of public transport fares. For further details contact the College direct.

For these colleges, and for schools in Suffolk, enquiries should be made directly to the establishment concerned to ascertain the latest information about courses or programmes of study.