The Island Free School Buses (2019-20)
Bus Number 500
Ryde – Brading – Sandown – Lake – Oaklyn Gardens – Shanklin – Ventnor
Bus Number 501
Ryde – St Helens – Bembridge – Sandown – Lake – 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 (2019/20)
Bus Number 502
Brighstone – Chale – Niton – Whitwell – Ventnor
Bus Number 503
Newport – Rookley – Godshill – Wroxall – Ventnor
Bus Number 406
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
Our 2019/20 timetables are available to view and download below:
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 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
The application window for school transport in September 2020 has not yet opened. This applies to all services. Routes and timetables will be finalised in the coming months. All parents will receive an email with instructions on how to apply, once our provision has been confirmed by the local authority.