Morning Minibus Service

Westbourne House offer a morning school transport service from Monday to Friday.

Routes

Based on the interest received from parents, we are running three minibus routes; Midhurst, Petworth and the Witterings.

The interest received for each of these locations was reasonably spread out. We have therefore included pick-up points to accommodate as many families as possible whilst trying to keep the time of the journey at a reasonable length.

Midhurst Area

The pick-up points along the route are as follows;

7.35am Midhurst – The Grange car park
7.50am Singleton – The Partridge Inn

Petworth Area

The pick-up points along the route are as follows;

7.30am Balls Cross – The Stag Inn
7.35am Petworth – by turning for Hampers Common Industrial Estate
7.45am Duncton – The Cricketers

The Witterings

The pick-up points along the route are as follows;

7.35am East Wittering – the parade of shops
7.39am West Wittering – Old House at Home
7.45am Shipton Green – lay by on Itchenor Road, near Glebe Field Road
7.50am Birdham – Birdham Stores

Reserve a minibus seat

We still have seats available on each of the routes therefore please complete the minibus reservation form to confirm your place/s. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Minibus Reservation Form

Whilst every effort has been made to accommodate as many families as possible, we recognise that some will be disappointed. We ask that you please indicate your interest and location by emailing Robyn Aubrey at minibus@westbournehouse.org so that your location may be considered in the future.

Fees

The minibus service will be offered at a price of £160 per term per child. A 5% sibling discount is offered.

Questions

Please direct any questions to Robyn Aubrey at minibus@westbournehouse.org in the first instance.

Additional Information

Age of Children

Children must be 5 years old to use the minibus service.

Drivers & Vehicles

We are using the Westbourne House School minibuses for the morning school pick up service.

The buses are driven by Westbourne House staff.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the same person drives a route every day, on occasion we will have to use alternative drivers.

We have decided not to include a chaperone, in order to keep costs down for parents.

Billing

Families will be billed for the minibus service in advance of each term.

Running Late or Absent

The minibuses are on a strict timetable to arrive at each pick up spot on time. So as to ensure the children arrive at school on time, the minbuses will not be able to wait for any late arrivals.

If you know you will not be taking the bus one day, we ask that you please send a
text message to your driver.

Arriving at School

The minibuses park in the Pre-Prep car park. The driver escorts children into the gates, and will escort any Pre-Prep children into the building. The driver will also remind children to take all their belongings, and will assist with any big bags or instruments.