Transportshare

The Academy is situated in the village of Heamoor to the northwest of Penzance.

There are a variety of transport arrangements used by students to get to Mounts Bay Academy, either by their own arrangements or organised transport.

You are advised to plan ahead. Check where the bus stops are and the pickup and drop off times? Walk, ride or drive the route in advance to check how long the journey takes?

Travel during the Coronavirus outbreak

You should not travel at all if you:

Walking and cycling
This will reduce pressure on public transport and road networks.

Where possible, keep 2 meters distance from others.

Cyclists are advised wear a helmet and high-vis vest

Private Cars
Plan your route. These may be different as local areas make changes for social distancing.

People from the same household or support bubble may travel in the same vehicle.

Expect more pedestrians and cyclists.

Maintain a social distance from cyclists when stopped at junctions or traffic lights.

Public Transport

Consider all forms of transport before using public transport

You must wear face coverings on public transport

Check before your journey with the transport operator for the latest travel advice or route/time changes.

Walk for more of your journey

Maintain a social distancing, avoid physical contact and try to face away from other people while on public transport.

More information contact First on

Tel: 0870 0106022

https://www.firstgroup.com/cornwall/help-and-support/#get-in-touch

By Rail:

Trains operate on the West Coast Mainline arriving into Penzance railway station in time for morning registration.
For more details see the GWR website here.

County School Transport

This service is open to students who are entitles to free count transport.

The council will normally contact you, but if you think you may be eligible and have not heard from they have requested that you contact them direct.

Cornwall Council have set out their own guidance for transport procedures.

More information contact County on

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Website: Cornwall School Transport

Guidance: Covid 19 School Transport Procedures

 

Academy Run Shuttle Service

Mounts Bay Academy offer our own bus shuttle service to students that are not eligible to use free County transport and live beyond three miles from the Academy.

The shuttle service arrangements have been revised to ensure that the latest Government guidance in response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis is implemented to provide safe transport for students.

 

Coronavirus Risk Management
Mounts Bay Academy want to reassure all pupils and Parents of pupils travelling on school transport in September that all measures have been put in place to reduce any risk of Coronavirus transmission.

To ensure the safety of passengers we have implemented a number of mandatory rules for students traveling on the buses. These are in addition to the expected normal behaviour code of conduct.

All vehicles will be cleaned to a high standard using disinfectant and effective products in protecting against the Coronavirus and ventilated when carrying passengers.

Pupils:

No one will be allowed to travel on the bus if:

Bus routes and times

Pickup Point Pickup Time Pickup Point Pickup Time
Route 1 – MBA 001 Coach Route 4 – Minibus
Connor Downs *07.45 Sennen Sch *07.50
Hayle – Lidl *07.50 Sennen 1st / Last *07.55
Hayle – RJ Supplies *07.53 Route 5 – Minibus
Hayle – War Memorial *07.57 Cost Cutter *07.50
Hayle – Foundry *08.00 Carbis bay – Tesco *07.55
St Erth Stn. *08.05
Route 2 – MBA 002 Coach Route 6 – Minibus
Porthleven *07.55 Badger Inn *07.45
Breage *08.00 Leisure Centre *07.50
Ashton *08.02 Leach Pottery *07.53
Praa Sands *08.05 Nancledra *08.00
Route 3 – MBA 003 Coach Route 7 – Minibus
St Just – Bus Station *07.55 Trethewey *07.55
Tregeseal *07.58 St Buryan *08.05
Boscaswell / Pendeen *08.05

 

Booking a place.
To request a place on the bus please complete and return our application form: Bus Application Form
For more information download the information sheet: Minibus Service Leaflet

or contact the school’s Business Manager: pdavies@mountsbay.org