29th June 2017

This is an urgent update for students using the Bright Bus 555 service to get to and from the academy. The MORNING service will be 15 MINUTES EARLIER every day from Monday 3rd July 2017. The changes are as follows:

555 – A.M.

Thorne, Kirton Lane/Pennine Road                          07:40 am

Stainforth, Kirton Lane/Mayfield Avenue              07:42 am

Stainforth, Field Road/The Fox Inn                            07:47 am

Hatfield, Ash Hill Road/Ash Hill Academy               07:58 am


From Thorne, Kirton Lane/Pennine Road via Kirton Lane, Stainforth > Thorne Road, Field Road, Princess Avenue, Emerson Avenue, Station Road, Dunscroft > Broadway, Sheep Dip Lane, Crookes Broom Lane, Hatfield > Ash Hill Road, Ash Hill Academy.


Bright Bus Service – Closure as of Summer 2017

We have been informed that the transport provider ‘Bright Bus’ are intending to close at the end of the academic year 2016/2017.

Bright Bus currently provide commercial school services across South Yorkshire with approximately 11000 journeys each day.  Bright Bus have been a key player in our market since the late 1980s and have done a lot of work to build relationships with schools and parents to encourage the safe and direct travel for young people.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport services (SYPT) will start to identify how the broader network will be affected by this change and where necessary discuss options with commercial operators.

Schools, parents and pupils can be assured that SYPTE will be looking at all options with partners and neighbouring authorities to ensure appropriate transport provision is available to help children get to and from school come the new school year in September.