Breckland School

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Suffolk County Council Entitlement to free home to school transport

Is your child eligible for Suffolk County Council funded school travel? To find out more visit www.suffolkonboard.com/schooltravel

If your child is eligible for funded school travel you now need to opt-in (apply) each year so they can receive it. The opt-in deadline for each academic year is 31 May. To find out more visit http://www.suffolkonboard.com/optin.

In general Suffolk County Council’s policy with regard to free transport is that free transport will be provided to Breckland School if the student lives in Suffolk, more than 3 miles from our school and Breckland School is the nearest secondary school to the student’s home and transport is applied for.

Norfolk County Council Entitlement to free home to school transport

In general Norfolk County Council will provide Free home to school transport for Norfolk pupil’s attending Breckland School if they live over 3 miles from Breckland School and this school is nearer than their catchment school.

For further information visit the website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-and-college-transport/home-to-school-transport.


Coach Services Public Bus Thetford (Service 40), Mildenhall and Lakenheath to Brandon (Service 201)

This is a public bus that stops close to our school as part of a longer route.  The 201 service runs past Breckland School shortly before the start and soon after the end of the school day.  The buses run to a longer timetable and do not wait!  Tickets are purchased from the driver by contactless payment or cash in the usual way for public buses.  The timetables and route maps can be found on Coach Services website here: https://www.coachservicesltd.com/timetables-maps/   Bus fare information can be found here https://www.coachservicesltd.com/fares-tickets/.


Breckland School Private Transport

Breckland School offer private bus transport for students who live in the areas of Feltwell, Methwold, Mundford and Thetford. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. We operate a waiting list.  There is a charge for this service of £795 per annum.

The timetables and routes are listed below and if you are interested in applying for a place on one of the Breckland School buses please complete this application form.  

Breckland 1 (School Minibus) – Thetford/Mundford/Ickburgh

Breckland 2 (School Minibus) – Foulden/Northwold/Stoke Ferry/Brookville/Methwold/Methwold Hythe/Feltwell/Weeting

Breckland 3 (School Minibus) – Thetford