Local Authority Home-School Transport

For the majority of students travelling to Backwell School from within the school's catchment area transport is provided by the Local Authority.  For full details regarding eligibility and how to apply for a bus pass, please see the North Somerset website by clicking on the link below.  Alternatively, please call the School Admissions and Transport Team on 01275 884078:

North Somerset Website :  Home to School Transport

Yatton, Claverham and Cleeve :  Routes, Timetables and Lost Property (September 2017 - July 2018)


Application for a replacement bus pass

If your child is eligible for Home to School transport and has lost their bus pass, please click on the link to see how to go about obtaining a replacement ... Replacing a bus pass


Out of Catchment Coach Service       

In addition to the service provided by the Local Authority, the school currently runs a paying coach service covering South Bristol, Long Ashton, Failand, Nailsea and Flax Bourton.  It is our intention as far as possible to accommodate every student wishing to use the service, however places are limited and are therefore offered on a first come first serve basis.

For information on how to apply for a place on the coach service for 2017-18 please click on the link below. 

Out of Catchment Coach Service: Letter and Application Form 2017-18

Routes and time tables for South Bristol, Long Ashton etc : 

School Service Routes and Timetables (September 2017 - July 2018)

Late Bus

The school runs a late bus facility for students who stay after school to take part in clubs, courses and other school activities.  This service is free of charge and operates Monday to Thursday departing school at 5.00 pm. 

The route covers (in this order and subject to demand) Cleeve, Claverham, Yatton and Kingston Seymour, Long Ashton, then Winterstoke Road in Bristol, finishing in Bishopsworth (BS2 route).   Students who normally use the BS1 bus should use the service to Winterstoke Road and/or Bishopsworth and arrange to be picked up from there.  Unfortunately we are unable to include Nailsea and Failand in the late bus service.

Students wishing to use the late bus should pick up a 'late bus pass' from Mr Middleton in the Facilities Office in advance.


What to do if the coach is late ...

If a coach is late all students are required to remain at the bus stop until the coach arrives.  In the event of a coach breakdown, a replacement vehicle will be sent as soon as possible. The school posts alerts and updates via Twitter, @Backwell_School, and on the school website, as soon as we become aware of a delay.


Behaviour Guidelines for Coach Users

It is important to maintain standards of behaviour when using transport to school.  Please see our Student Code of Conduct information sheet below, together with advice and guidance regarding responsibilities for parents and carers:

Student Code of Conduct

Advice and Responsibilities for Parents/Carers