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.

Walking or cycling

Private car

Public transport

County school transport service

Mounts Bay Academy minibus shuttle service

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?

 

Transport Survey

To help facilitate getting students back into school safely we are encouraged to align our transport arrangements with the latest Government guidelines.

This includes:
– Surveying parents on your typical routes to school and potential alternatives
– Considering a range of options for shifting demand for public transport onto other modes
– Considering alternative times of the school day to avoid peak traffic.
– Considering students only traveling with other students in their year group

Click here to see our letter to parents about forthcoming school transport arrangements.

Please complete this survey to help us inform our thinking for next term.

 

Travel during the Coronavirus outbreak

You should not travel at all if you:

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are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms

are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms

are clinically extremely vulnerable and cannot shield during your journey

have been advised by the NHS test and trace service that you should self-isolate

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

 

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: 01872 322407

Website: Cornwall School Transport

Guidance: Covid 19 School Transport Procedures

 

Mounts Bay Academy 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.

While we attempt to keep transport arrangements as close as possible, with transport that was provided before restrictions were in place, there will certainly be some unavoidable change while transport is re-implemented.

Our priority is to protect students and drivers by continually reviewing the risk and informing you of any decisions or control measures that need to be put in place.

To book a place please application below.

 

Bus routes and times

It is not possible at this time to give specific detail regarding bus times and routes during the current Coronavirus crisis as there are too many uncertainties. Initial planning of routes and bus allocation will be based on a normal service. However, a constrained service will run in the first instance with reduced passenger capacity. This may require a double run to the same pickup point with different times.

More guidance and information will be made available once all applications have been received (before the summer break) and a clearer picture of when and which year groups will be coming to school.

 

When travelling on the bus passengers must:

Wear face coverings on school transport

Maintain social distancing of 2 meters between occupants

Only travel on the bus you have been allocated

Follow the driver’s instruction

 

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

They have Coronavirus symptoms

They have been ask to isolate as part of the NHS ‘Track and Trace’

 

Booking a place.
To register 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

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.