C641C Glastonbury and West Pennard Bus Service

At the end of last term the school was advised that Transporting Somerset has decided to reduce the C641 Blue School service from September 2019.  This decision means that the service will start from North Wootton Crossways Inn and no longer pick-up in Glastonbury, West Pennard, Sawpot Lane, Steanbow Layby (A361) and Lower Westholme/Homelea Lane.  We understand that parents/carers of affected students have been notified direct by Transporting Somerset.  

Historically, many students have attended The Blue from West Pennard and communities served via this bus route.  However, the decision is in line with Transporting Somerset’s policy to not extend the school travel network to meet the needs of students who are not eligible for free school transport (in this case, because they live outside The Blue’s catchment area).

Reflecting the history and fact that many of our existing and prospective students will continue to rely on this service, The Blue will be investigating alternative transport provision organised directly by the school.  We will write to parents/carers shortly on the possibility or not of any such proposed alternative, including indicative costs.

Robert Salt
Business Manager
The Blue School
23 April 2019