School Transport

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Please ensure your child has a reliable method of travelling to school. A Hertfordshire School Locator page providing information on schools within the proximity of your home address is available for parents and carers.

From the schools Locator results you can follow the link to the traveline website from where you can plan a journey from your home to a selected Hertfordshire school or to schools in neighbouring authorities.

Visit the travel website at:

Information about the public bus routes which may run to schools is available at:


For Transport Options to Travel to St Mary’s Catholic School, Bishop's Stortford please see the options below:

Please remember that there are different modes of transport to school: pupils can walk; a cycle shelter is available; the train station is close by; pupils can be dropped off nearby by those who choose to drive to school please be considerate of our neighbours by not obstructing their exits or turning on private property.

Coach/bus routes which serve the school are listed below. To help and assist you in planning your child’s journey please find below details of the bus operators and information about securing your child’s place on the bus service of your choice: 

St Mary’s Catholic School endeavours to provide accurate information however all parents should address any queries to the bus company in the first instance. 

Coach routes to school: (please contact the company direct for further information)

Golden Boy

Golden Boy Bus Service is contracted by the school directly. Should you wish your child to travel on one of the Golden Boy routes please contact to request a seat on the bus. 

Barker Bus

Barker Bus Ltd operate several routes to St Mary's from the A10 region of Hertfordshire.  Routes provided include Ware, Hoddesdon, Waltham Cross and Cheshunt, To book a place on this route you will need to contact Barker Bus direct: 01279 793800 or via email:  


Acme Bus is a public bus service route who provide a service from Saffron Walden to St Mary’s, calling at villages on the route.  Any enquires regarding this service you will need to contact Acme Transport Services direct on: 01279 871 707 or via email: 

301 Route to and from Saffron Walden

Bishops Stortford/Saffron Walden Route is a public bus service route operated by Stephensons of Essex Ltd. Should you have any queries they be contacted on 01440 704 583 or via email: 


Eligibility for financial assistance:

Parents on a low income may gain a free place through the County Council. Applications must be made to the Admissions and Transport team, CHR102, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG12 8DQ. The County Council will choose the service it wishes to buy for any eligible pupils.


Method of payment:

The Golden Boy service procured by the school relies on parents paying in advance, as outlined above. The prices of other companies, and their payment schedules, can vary as these routes operate under commercial licences, and there is no contract with the school. Please contact each company directly.

Herts County Council operates a Savers Card which entitles pupils to half price travel on public buses. Please apply to Herts County Council at least 3 weeks before you start school


Travel Coordinator:

St Mary’s Catholic School has appointed a school transport coordinator, Mrs Crowhurst, who is a member of staff, to meet all the buses each morning and see all the buses off site in the afternoon. 

I do hope this helps you in planning your child’s journey to and from school, should you have any additional query please contact us directly on and we will endeavour to help and assist you. 

Train Option:

Bishop’s Stortford has a Railway Station which is on the Liverpool Street to Cambridge line. Please contact the relevant station for all details. The Bishop’s Stortford station is a 10 minute walk to school (uphill).




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