There is a range of options for getting to Comberton Village College and Sixth Form and each has its own unique challenges and benefits.
The majority of students in Years 7-11 living in Comberton's catchment villages will get free bus transport will be provided by Cambridgeshire County Council if they are more than three miles from the college. Any queries about your child's pass or if it doesn't automatically arrive during the summer holidays should be directed to the council at email@example.com or by telephoning 0345 045 5208. Lost passes must be replaced at a cost of £8.50 and this can be done online by clicking here A temporary pass can be obtained for a week while efforts are made to find the missing pass and then for a further 10 days on production of the receipt to show a replacement has been purchased.
Students living in other villages may be able to buy a seat on the network of buses contracted by Comberton Sixth Form or travel to school using public transport. The Comberton passes are paid for each term are now issued as e-passes. These should be saved to a student's Smartphone and scanned each time the bus is boarded. Laminated copies of the QR code can be provided on request.
Students attending Comberton Sixth Form will have to organise and, where applicable, pay for transport in the majority of cases. Only students from low income families will qualify for subsidised travel. To see if you qualify, please click here For further information on the services available please visit our Sixth Form website by clicking here.
For further information, bus company contact details and the latest timetables please click on the relevant document on the side of this page. All students should arrive at their stop five minutes before the scheduled departure time.
There is also a regular Whippet public bus service which serves Comberton. This is the 18 route between Drummer St Bus Station in Cambridge and Cambourne and the timetable is available at this page: https://www.go-whippet.co.uk/routes-timetables/local-routes/
If your bus does not arrive
If your bus fails to arrive you should wait 30 minutes before returning home. However, after 15 minutes please call the county council on 0345 045 5208 if you travel on a bus prefixed CB and followed by a number. The relevant bus company numbers are also available to download from this page and parents can contact the appropriate operator for an update. If you travel on a named bus provided by Comberton Village College and Sixth Form, please contact the bus company directly once the service is more than 15 minutes late.
There is insufficient capacity on most services to allow students to use any bus other than the one for which they have a pass. If students wish to travel home with a friend then it is the responsibility of parents to organise transport if they do not live in the same village. Students using a bus for which they do not have a pass may be refused travel and issued with a detention.
If you move house then you need to not only register your address with the college by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org but also apply for a new pass (if you have moved to a different village) via their website: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/school-transport/pre-16-school-transport
A new pass takes up to 10 days to arrive so students should ask their tutor to arrange with the office for them to have a temporary pass for their new bus until it arrives.
Lost Passes and Property
If your child loses their council pass then it is parents/carers' responsibility to replace it by applying online at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/school-transport/pre-16-school-transport
This will cost £8.50. If your child is in receipt of Pupil Premium this can be used to pay for one replacement pass each academic year. Please contact the student transport manager here if this applies to your child.
All students can be issued with a one-week temporary pass to enable a lost pass to be searched for. Please ask your child to talk to their form tutor if they need a temporary pass. Subsequent temporary passes can only be issued by emailing the receipt for a purchased replacement pass to Mrs Collins in the general office here.
If you/your child loses something on the bus then the chances are that the driver will bring it on the next journey if they have found it. If any items are not claimed on the bus, they are handed to reception and will be put with the school's lost property.
However, you can also ring the bus company using their contact details which can be downloaded from this page. This document tells you which operator runs each service. It is not the school's responsibility to find or chase property lost by students.