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.

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Tickets are sold online via their website Here

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.

View the Stephensons Code of conduct on their website here.

Public Transport

A number of buses arrive in the vicinity of Great Baddow High School.

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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

Click Here for General guidance for parents/guardians relating to school transport

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:

07816595 921

Chelmsford Travel Shop:

07976702 580

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.

Click here to access the Scholar Scheme Discount Scheme information.

Travel Shop Opening Hours: Day Opening Times
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed