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 – www.arrivabus.co.uk or call 01691 664661
Tanat Valley Coaches – www.tanat.co.uk or call 01691 780212
Bryn Melyn – www.bryn-melyn.co.uk or call 01978 812812
Parish Coaches – 01691 656222
Minibus Services 2015-16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minibus 1 – Wrexham (Hightown), Marchwiel, Ellesmere and St Martins
Minibus 2 – Wrexham (B&Q) and Johnstown
Minibus 3 – Chirk, Gledrid, Weston Rhyn, Wern and Selattyn
Who is entitled to free school transport?
Please visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/schools/apply-for-home-to-school-travel-support or call 0345 678006 for more details
Please visit www.powys.gov.uk or call 01597 826438 for more details.
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 www.shropshire.gov.uk 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.