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 03448004411
Tanat Valley Coaches – 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 Natasha Butler on 01691 664400 or email

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


Please see the below new minibus route, the service is also doing a special offer of £12.50 for the Four Crosses and Llanymynech pick up.

New Minibus Price per child (1 child), per week
Meifod £20
Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain £17
Four Crosses £12.50
Llanymynech £12.50
Llynclys £10

Expression of Interest Transport Form 2021/2022

We are now taking expression of interest forms for students wanting to access the private minibus service.

Please complete the online form by clicking here.

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.