Transport

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
Parish Coaches – 01691 656222

Minibus Services
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 Alice Picken on 01691 664400 or email picken.a@mmat.co.uk.

Mini Bus 1 – Wrexham – Ellesmere

Time Collection / Drop Off Point
7.30am Rhostyllen
7.35am Hightown, Wrexham
7.40am Marchwiel
7.55am Ellesmere
8.00am Criftins
8.05am St Martins
8.10am Gobowen

Mini Bus 2 – Wrexham – Johnstown

Time Collection / Drop Off Point
7.50am B&Q Wrexham
7.55am Johnstown

Mini Bus 3 – Chirk – Gledrid – Weston Rhyn

Time Collection / Drop Off Point
7.45am Ruabon
8.00am Chirk Stop 1
8.03am Chirk Stop 2
8.05am Gledrid
8.07am Weston Rhyn

Mini Bus 4 – Rhos – Selattyn – The Wern – Hengoed – Gobowen

Time Collection / Drop Off Point
7.40am Rhos / Quinta
7.55am Selattyn
8.00am The Wern
8.06am Hengoed
8.15am Gobowen

Mini Bus 5 – Weston Rhyn – St Martins – Gobowen

Time Collection / Drop Off Point
7.50am Weston Rhyn Stop 1
7.55am Weston Rhyn Stop 2
8.00am St Martins
8.05am Gobowen

Who is entitled to free school transport?

Shropshire Residents
Please visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/school-transport/ or call 0345 678006 for more details

Powys Residents
Please visit www.powys.gov.uk 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 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.