Wokingham Borough Council has provided the
following guidance which can be found in more detail on the school
transport page of their website
(or other home LA if applicable).
pupils aged 11 to 16 years old, transport assistance can be
considered where your child attends a designated area school.
Transport can also be considered in the relatively few cases* where
the school attended, although not a designated area school, is the
nearest available school by radial distance. Transport in either
case will only be provided if your child lives more than three
miles from the school by the shortest safe walking route, unless
there is no safe walking route...”
*(this was written prior to the proposed
establishment of Oakbank)
If Oakbank is chosen in preference to a nearer
available school, transport would be the parents’ responsibility
(this would equally apply to a non-designated area maintained
school). Please note that in addition to the above, the enhanced
statutory entitlement for low income families is still in force
nationally (to any of 3 nearest available schools, if shortest
walking distance is more than 2 miles).
Applicants will need to apply to their home
LA, under that LA’s policy, if not a WBC-resident. WBC will in all
cases only confirm entitlement on written application to their
Current bus routes you may find
Fleet Buzz Bus Route
72 & 82 – Heckfield Place, Riseley Dog &
Partridge, Swallowfield The Crown, Spencers Wood Post Office, Three
Mile Cross (72 arriving at 07.48, 82 arriving at 07.48). Leaving
Three Mile Cross at 16.28 & 17.05 respectively.
Thames Travel Route
144 – Arborfield Garrison Sheerlands Road, Arborfield
Cross The Swan, Shinfield School Green (arriving at 07.46 &
08.21). Leaving Shinfield School Green at 16.00 & 16.50.
Please check bus company
websites as routes and times could change.