28 Aug

Dear Parents, Carers and Students.

We can’t wait to see you next week! The following advice has been put together to help you plan for the return to school:

Government Advice regarding a safe return to school – Parent/Carer leaflet

Travel Advice from Transport for West Midlands :

Transport for West Midlands are working hard to ensure that all buses, trains and trams will be out on the West Midlands Network, ensuring that our students can get to and from school. However, capacity on board public transport will be reduced to support social distancing measures. This means there may be more of a wait during busy times so the advice is to plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.

Please note that face coverings are required on all public transport, including on dedicated school transport, for anyone over 11 years old, except those exempt with a medical or health condition.

Transport for West Midlands, who manage the West Midlands Network, have created a dedicated website that has the latest information on bus, train and tram services, helping you plan your journey back to school or college this September – wmnetwork.co.uk/schooltravel

Try something different this September

Cycling and walking are great ways to stay active and to complete shorter journeys, such as the journey to school (or college). Cycling and walking can also help cut delays around the school.

There are a number of cycling and walking schemes in place or being put in place across the region. You can check to see if there are any on your route to school here wmnetwork.co.uk/campaigns/roll-stroll/

If you plan to drive, consider parking or dropping off a few streets away from the school gates and walking the remaining short distance. This will limit congestion and keeps the roads safer around the school, reducing the chance of collisions or injuries.

Transport for West Midlands Back to School poster

Transport for West Midlands – Try something different poster