The Island Free School Buses
Bus Number 500
Ryde – Brading – Sandown – Lake – Oaklyn Gardens – Shanklin – Ventnor
Bus Number 501
Ryde – St Helens – Bembridge – Sandown – Lake – Ventnor
Bus Number 504
Shanklin – Shanklin Old Village – Ventnor
West Wight Minibus
Totland – Freshwater – Brighstone – Shorwell – Ventnor
These routes are contracted directly by The Island Free School for a termly fee. To apply for a seat on one of these services, please complete the application form below – the local authority is unable to help with allocation of seats on these routes.
Local Authority Buses
Bus Number 502
Brighstone – Chale – Niton – Whitwell – Ventnor
Bus Number 503
Newport – Rookley – Godshill – Wroxall – Ventnor
Bus Number 330
St Lawrence – Ventnor
Please note that you will need to apply directly to the local authority for a seat on any of these routes. The Island Free School is not responsible for the allocation of these seats and cannot take any payment or applications for these services. For details on how to apply, please see below.
The number 3 bus, operated by Southern Vectis, stops at The Island Free School. For information on timetables and travel cards please visit http://www.islandbuses.info/.
Timetables and Bus Passes
Please click here to view the most up to date school bus timetables.
For all school bus services, pupils must have their tickets ready for presentation to the driver for every journey; without a valid pass they may be refused travel in the afternoon. If this occurs, they are to return to the school so that parents/guardians can make arrangements to collect them.
For local authority buses (502,503,330) temporary tickets can only be issued for one journey if a ticket is forgotten, but it is the responsibility of the pupil to get this from the school office before the end of the day. If a ticket has been lost, a replacement must be purchased for £10.00, without this payment a temporary pass cannot be issued.
For TIFS buses (500,501,504) a new bus pass may be purchased from the school office or via Wisepay for £2.
BUS APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
The application window for school transport for the current academic year has closed.
If you would like to make a new application for the 500, 501, 504 or West Wight Minibus during the course of this school year, please contact us directly.
The IW Council will start accepting privilege applications from 9.30am on Monday 22nd October 2018 for the 502, 503 & 330 services. This will be an open window with no closure date and applications for all pupils will be welcomed. Seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and the Transport Team aim to process applications within 10 working days of receipt. Applications received for pupils will be added to end of the current waiting lists. For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/School-Transport/Privilege-Seat-on-School-Transport.
BUS APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
The application window for school transport in September 2019 is not yet open. All parents will be sent details on how to apply during the summer term (including parents of incoming year 7 pupils).
This application may be monitored by The Island Free School for regulatory, quality control or crime detection purposes. Information from this application will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purpose of your particular enquiry/request. The Island Free School is the data controller. By completing this form you consent to the school contacting you by email or nominated in relation to your enquiry/request.
The information contained in this application may, in exceptional circumstances, be subject to disclosure to third parties under either the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the extent that the law allows, in accordance with The Island Free School Data Protection Policy. Disclosure will only be made where in all the circumstances it would be fair to do so and in the public interest.