Transport Links

Students currently travel to The Marches School using a variety of means including service buses, taxis, bikes and on foot. The existing bus links to and from the school are very good and provide access from a number of areas in and around Oswestry, as well as across the border into Powys and Wrexham.

Please visit their websites for the the most up-to-date timetables and services:

Arriva Buses – or call 01691 664661
Tanat Valley Coaches – or call 01691 780212
Bryn Melyn – or call 01978 812812
Parish Coaches – 01691 656222

Minibus Services 2016-17
The school also operates a number of daily minibus services. For more details on this service and to apply for a seat on one of the minibus services, please contact Jo White on 01691 664407 or email

Minibus 1 – Wrexham (Hightown), Marchwiel, Ellesmere and St Martins

Minibus 1 Timetable











Minibus 2 – Wrexham (B&Q) and Johnstown

Minibus 2 Timetable








Minibus 3 – Chirk, Gledrid, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry

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Minibus 4 – Rhos, Selattyn, Wern, Hengoed, Oswestry 

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Who is entitled to free school transport?

Shropshire Residents
Please visit or call 0345 678006 for more details

Powys Residents
Please visit or call 01597 826438 for more details.

Post-16 Transport
Students can apply for a bus pass through Shropshire Council or consider route options and contact the relevant bus company direct. Students will be entitled to assistance with transport costs if parents:

  • Qualify for free school meals
  • Receive income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Receive income support
  • Receive child tax credits with an income of less than £16,190

Please visit or call 01743 252485 for more details.

The 16-19 Bursary can also be used to assist with post-16 transport costs. To find out more, please click here.

Transport Links