Transport to School
Bus Routes and Seating Plans
- Bus passes should be purchased directly from Stephenson’s in advance.
Timings will be confirmed by Stephenson’s upon the purchase of bus passes.
Students should follow the most up to date Government guidance with regard to health and safety on school buses.
Students will be seated in the following areas of the appropriate bus and instructed that they should always sit in these areas:
602 (Witham/Hatfield Peverel/Little Baddow/Danbury/GBHS)
Year 7s - bottom deck front
Year 8s - bottom deck back
Year 9 - top deck front
Year 10 - top deck second from front
Year 11 - top deck third from front
Sixth Form - top deck back
605 (Boreham/ Chelmer Village/ GBHS)
Year 7 - Top Deck
Year 8 - Bottom Deck
Sixth Form - Bottom Deck Back
605A (Boreham/ Chelmer Village/ GBHS)
Year 9 - Bottom Deck Front
Year 10s - Top Deck Front
Year 11s - Top Deck Back
School Bus Passes
Administration and the purchase of school bus passes is undertaken by Stephensons of Essex who have successfully serviced Great Baddow High School for a number of years.
Bus fees can be paid in advance yearly (by card payment) or by direct debit over eight months, September to April.
Code of Conduct
Stephensons want the journey to and from Great Baddow High School to be as safe and possible and a code of conduct has been produced for your information.
A number of buses arrive in the vicinity of Great Baddow High School.
To help make journey planning and travelling around the county easier, Essex County Council have launched a local journey-planning app, TravelEssex, to help residents to navigate public transport and plan routes by foot, bike, bus, train and DigiGo.
Free to download, the app can help you plan your journey, with detailed journey times and departure times, as well as live updates, all in one place.
For further information visit www.travelessex.co.uk.
Please note this is for public transport only and does not include details regarding the school bus scheme.
Information from Essex County Council
First Bus Group Student Travel Scheme
The school has joined the First Bus Group ‘Student Travel Scheme’. The scheme enables students to take advantage of discounted student travel. We have been advised by First that the tickets are now available to purchase via their Student Travel Club (STC) website. A dedicated web page www.firstgroup.com/STC has been set up which will provide details of how a parent can register to the Great Baddow High School STC. The webpage also provides information on how to download the First Bus App and create an mTicket account.
You will need your child’s school email address: @gbhs.co.uk for the verification process. Once purchased, the tickets will be delivered directly to your child’s mobile phone.
If you have any specific enquiries regarding the scheme, please e-mail First Essex Buses at:
First’s Travel Shop staff are also available to assist, please see the contacts below:
Colchester Travel Shop:
Chelmsford Travel Shop:
Scholar Discount Scheme
Greater Anglia provide a ‘Scholar Discount Scheme’ for students purchasing train tickets to travel to school.
Great Baddow High School has now been added to the list of approved schools so that parents can take advantage of this.
Tickets need to be purchased from the Greater Anglia website and they send them by post.
|Travel Shop Opening Hours: Day Opening Times|
|Monday to Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 13:00|