School Buses

Please click the link on the right of the page to download a copy of the bus timetables for this academic year.

If you have any questions regarding the bus timetables, please contact us on 01332 557032.

NOTTS AND DERBY (£2.00 per single journey, or £3.80 for two trips, *)

Notts and Derby bus company now take debit card payments on all of  their buses.  They can also offer a smartcard which you can load with advance payment for bus travel.  However, for this you would need to go to the Notts and Derby premises, in Meadow Road, Derby, DE1 2BH and pay be debit card.  Cards are not transferable.

From November 2023 to October 2024 – b_line cards

All young people aged 11-19 years old will be entitled to pay £1.50 single fare using a valid b_line card  on transport throughout Derby and Derbyshire.  This scheme will be available until October 2024.  For more information please click on the link below:

£1.50 single bus fares for young people in Derby and Derbyshire – Derby City Council

Notts and Derby who operate our school buses have now joined the scheme and therefore your child will be eligible for this fare only on the production of the b-line card.

If your child has not got a b-line card, then we have provided the link below in order to apply.  All b_line cards are issued by Derbyshire County Council.

Unfortunately, the discounted single fare does not apply to a two-trip ticket and £1.50 will need to be paid separately for each trip on the production of the student’s b_line card.

If your child does not have the b_line card, the full fare of £2.00 (one trip) or £3.80 (two trip) will apply.

Please click on the link below for more information and how to apply for the b_line card

b_line discount travel card – Derbyshire County Council

Bus 257 is operated privately by Harpurs Coaches and are not  part of this scheme.

*reflects price increase from Monday 6 November 2023

Home to School Travel Assistance

Parents are now able to apply for Home to School Travel Assistance for the current academic year.  Please click on the link below and this will take you to the relevant section on the Derby City Council website in order to apply online.

Please refer to the policy in the link above issued by Derby City Council for the criteria required in order to apply for Home to School Travel Assistance.

To qualify you must:

  • Already qualify for the free school meals scheme. OR, be in receipt of the maximum level of working tax credit.  Proof of which will be required by Derby City Council.

School Transport Booklet

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  • AND, live more than two miles, but less than fifteen miles walking distance from Saint Benedict CVA. Please note that the application form lists six miles as the upper limit on distance, however this is extended to fifteen miles for faith schools including St Benedict CVA.

Please complete one form per household rather than one form per child.

Travel assistance applications do not roll over, a new application is required each year. Please submit a copy of the new form to renew if you have received transport assistance in the last academic year and remain eligible.

Forms must be submitted by the end of July to guarantee bus passes are received by the beginning of the next academic year. Any forms submitted after this date will be processed as quickly as possible but cannot be guaranteed.

To request a paper copy of the application form by post, please call Derby City Council on 01332 642 716. Forms can also be collected in person from Derby City Council House.