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St Paul’s School & Juniors Ts and Cs

Bookings

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Parents/guardians must register/re-register pupils each year for the bus service, using the Kura App. Booking windows and registration periods will be communicated throughout the year.

Parents/guardians accept that bookings are for the entire school year.

Journeys booked but not taken are non-refundable. Any journey cancelled, ad hoc, via the App, will not reduce the amount charged. Cancellations must be made in line with the cancellation policy set out below.

The School offers bus service bookings on a first come first served basis. Although the School will do its utmost to accommodate all requests for use of the service, the School has no obligation to increase capacity on any route.

Amendments or cancellation

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Any amendments to a pupils’ journeys should be made directly via the Kura App.

Parents/guardians wishing to withdraw their children from the service entirely must provide a full term’s notice, by email to [email protected], and copied to [email protected] or forfeit the full term’s charges in lieu.

Use of the service

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Pupils must ensure they travel on the route for which they are registered

Pupils must carry their fob pass when travelling.

Parents/guardians are asked to remind their children that when travelling on the school buses they remain bound by the School’s Behaviour Policy

Parents/guardians are asked to remind their children that they must abide by the School’s bus travel Code of Conduct.

Changes to use of the service

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Any changes to a pupil’s use of the School Bus Service (for example: frequency, route, home pick-up stop) must be made via the Kura App

The School reserves the right to make route alterations after publication but will provide notice of any such action.

Charges

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The cost for each route will be £750.00 per term. Please note this charge is applicable even if you only use the bus one way.

Contact numbers

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If you have an urgent query about your child’s bus route during service, then please contact the Kura control centre on [email protected] or 020 3326 2256. This number is staffed from 06:30 in the morning to cover travel into school. It is also covered until 19:00 during the school to home run.

Lost property

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Should a pupil leave any item on a school bus then parents should contact Kura either via email: [email protected] or by phone: 020 3326 2256 to report the loss providing the bus route and a description of the item(s).

Kura will contact the appropriate bus company to find out if the item has been found. Pupils can then pick up the item on the next run.

Pick up by parents at home stops

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Younger children are often met by a parent/carer at the home stop drop-off. In such cases, should a parent not be at the stop when the bus arrives the bus will wait a few minutes and the driver will then contact Kura. The bus driver will continue to do the other drop-offs and bring the child back to School. Kura will inform the School and the parents will be informed. The parent will then need to collect the child from School.

Pupil Code of Conduct

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Pupils must:

  • Be ready to board at the allotted time standing at the bus stop. If late, the bus will be unable to wait
  • Travel on their designated bus only
  • Carry their pass at all times and produce it when asked by a driver or member of staff
  • Be polite and respectful to the driver and all other passengers at all times
  • Follow any instruction from the driver without question – it is for their safety and the safety of others
  • Stay in their seats with seat belts fastened
  • Look after their belongings and keep them in a safe place
  • Take litter off the bus
  • If they see someone behave badly on the bus, inform the school or their parents. The driver’s role is to drive the bus safely and not to be responsible for dealing with any poor behaviour unless it affects safety
  • Make sure any necessary medication is taken before leaving home or school

 

Pupils must not:

  • Shout, use bad language or make signs out of the window
  • Start arguments or engage in verbal bullying
  • Engage in fighting or ‘play fighting’
  • Distract the driver except in an emergency
  • Eat or drink on the bus
  • Take part in any other anti-social behaviour
  • Leave any items on the bus
  • Ask to be dropped off anywhere other than their agreed stop

Covid-19 Mitigation Management

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The School is constantly reviewing and implementing Government guidelines associated with all aspects of return to School in September, including the use of school buses.

The buses will be sanitised before and after each journey. During the journey all students will be social distanced where possible. Once the coaches arrive at the school a member of staff from the school will assist to disembark one coach at a time to ensure no pupil crowding or mixing of other bus groups occur. It is encouraged all boys wear a mask while travelling on the school bus, this must be supplied by their parent.

Bus related guidance will be monitored throughout the summer and any changes or adjustments to the use of the bus service will be communicated to parents/pupils accordingly.