At all Kingsmead school sites, staff can support you and your child to find the most appropriate and safe way to get to school. We think it’s important to review transport options regularly, recognising that being confident with transporting ourselves is a huge part of the learning journey. We can offer independent travel training for those who need it. Please click below on some of the options available for your child when attending school with us…
Many pupils get to the various Kingsmead schools and provision by using Derby City bus services. During your induction you will talk through how to apply for a bus pass, a refund of fares or whether other options of transport would more suitable. Please ask any member of staff about this and we’ll be happy to help you find out the right information and support.
Some pupils who attend Kingsmead School may be entitled to a taxi to transport them to our various sites or provisions. During your induction you will talk through whether you are eligible or not or whether other options of transport would more suitable. Please ask any member of staff about this and we’ll be happy to help you find out the right information and support.
Kingsmead School has minibuses and designated drivers that help all of our schools and provisions. This could be to provide transport for a school trip, a regular alternative provision as part of a timetable or to transport hot food and cold food across the sites. Whilst we value the support that our minibuses bring, we also encourage all able students, to become independent with transporting themselves to their timetabled sessions. Please speak to a member of staff at your particular Kingsmead school site to gain more information about our school minibuses.
Where a pupil is able and safe to do so, we encourage independent transport to all our Kingsmead schools and alternative provisions. We recognise the value of this particularly in years 10 and 11 as our pupils prepare themselves for leaving school and moving on to post 16 education.
Please speak to any of our staff at your Kingsmead school site and they will happily support you to continue to independently transport to school.