It is important to know that free school transport provided by Central Bedfordshire Council comes to an end at the end of year 11. This means that when you enter Sixth Form, you may need to make new arrangements for how you get to school.
Central Bedfordshire School Transport
Travel assistance may still be provided for students aged between 16 and 25 by Central Bedfordshire Council under certain conditions. You can view the conditions and apply here: Apply for school transport | Central Bedfordshire Council. Central Bedfordshire Council also runs a concessionary scheme where spare seats on an existing bus can be sold once all entitled pupils have been allocated their seats. For more information and to apply for a concessionary place on the bus, please follow this link: Apply for school transport | Central Bedfordshire Council
Alternative School Transport
If you live in Linslade, Dunstable, Totternhoe, Eaton Bray, Billington or Sandhills estate, Vandyke Upper School operates buses from these areas and places can be applied for by completing the form in the transport letter 2023.
If you live in Aspley Guise, Woburn Sands or Heath and Reach, Marshalls Coaches run a bus service from these areas. Please follow this link to their website to apply for a place on bus route LB2: https://marshalls-coaches.co.uk/services/school-travel
Our school travel policy can be found here.
Car parking on the school site
Any car parked on the school site must have a parking permit displayed. There are a limited number of parking spaces – therefore we have to carefully consider each case before granting a parking permit to Sixth Form students.
To secure a permit, a student must meet one of the following criteria:
- Work at Vandyke as a cleaner, therefore working unsociable hours
- Be a Year 13 student AND live outside a 1 mile radius (map here) AND have no way of getting to school via the bus.
Please speak to Mr Lavery, Facilities Manager to apply for a parking permit.
Please note, the Site Team monitor school parking and any illegal parking will result in a consequence, potentially losing the right to park on the school site.