Bishop Luffa Travel Arrangements
As part of our planning for the safe return to school for our students, we are writing to update you on the latest information from our local travel providers.
Safe travel guidance
Where possible we encourage students to walk or cycle to school. The Government is keen that schools make it as easy as possible for students to cycle in, which is why we have expanded the number of cycle racks available. Our local council shares the same aim, and there are currently extra cycle lanes available across the city.
If your child needs to use public transport to travel to school, then they will be asked to follow the transport guidelines, which include wearing a face covering when on buses, coaches or trains and when they are inside stations.
Local travel providers
Please find below the details we have received from our travel companies concerning bus travel arrangements Timetables are attached for each route.
Selsey and Hunston
For students travelling from Selsey and Hunston to Bishop Luffa, Stagecoach operates a 651 to the school which will only be open for school and college students to travel on. Returning in the afternoon they will need to continue using normal service buses back to Hunston and Selsey which will be operating every 15 minutes.
Witterings and Birdham
For students travelling from The Witterings and Birdham to Bishop Luffa, Stagecoach operate a 653 to the school which will only be open for school and college students to travel on (please note that this journey will operate 10 minutes earlier throughout). Returning in the afternoon they will be operating the normal 652 from the school back to Birdham and The Witterings which will only be open for school and college students to travel on.
Bognor Regis, Aldwick, Rose Green, Pagham and North Mundham
For students traveling from Bognor Regis, Aldwick, Rose Green, Pagham and North Mundham to Bishop Luffa, Stagecoach operate a route departing Bognor Regis High Street at 06:30 (please note that this journey has been renumbered to 660). This service will only be open for school and college students to travel on. Returning in the afternoon the normal 660 from the school back to North Mundham, Pagham, Rose Green, Aldwick and Bognor Regis which will once again only be open for school and college students to travel on.
*Elmer, Middleton-on-Sea, Flansham Park, Bognor,Regis, North Bersted
For students travelling from Elmer, Middleton-on-Sea, Flansham Park, Felpham, Bognor Regis Town Centre and North Bersted to Bishop Luffa. Stagecoach have put a new journey on the 600 which will operate between Elmer, Middleton-on-Sea and Flansham Park, at Flansham Park the service will turn into a 700 towards Portsmouth via Chichester. Returning in the afternoon students will need to use normal service buses back to North Bersted, Felpham and Flansham Park which will be operating every 15 minutes. For students continuing to Middleton-on-Sea and Elmer they will need to change at Bognor Regis, where an every 30 minutes service is being operated on the 600 towards Elmer.
Havant, Emsworth, Southbourne and Bosham
For students travelling from Havant, Emsworth, Southbourne and Bosham to Bishop Luffa, Stagecoach operate journeys to and from the school. Please note that this service has been renumbered as a 770 and will only be open for school and college students to travel on.
All normal tickets will be accepted on and sold on all buses, including those which Stagecoach have dedicated for school students’ use only. You will still be able to buy singles, returns, day tickets and weeklies tickets from the bus driver on the day.
Stagecoach still won't be giving change and ask students to have exact fares or use contactless payment. Also, all their ‘dayriders’ and ‘weeklies’ tickets are available at a lower price on the Stagecoach App. They also have ‘Termrider’ tickets for under 16s which you can find more details of in the pdf attached.
Provider: Compass Travel
We are sorry to advise you that Compass Travel have withdrawn the 141 service from Elmer to Bishop Luffa. For all other Compass bus information, please refer to their website: https://www.compass-travel.co.uk.
Provider: Southern Rail