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 here.
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.
If you/your child loses something on the bus then the chances arethat 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.