These have been drawn up to ensure that the coaches remain a safe and clean environment
for everybody to travel on.
We do not want our drivers to have their attention distracted whilst in motion and
neither do we expect them to have to clean the coaches and upholstery (or pick up
litter) after every trip so that they are ready for any 'follow on' booking.
Passes are to be shown by students at all times when boarding the Coaches. The Pass
is only valid for the coach pickup point shown on the pass. (For temporary transfers
to another coach see Guest Pass procedure). Students without a valid pass may not
be allowed to board the coach.
The driver (and/or Mr. Bracey) is in charge of the coach, and his/her instructions
are to be obeyed.
Students are expected to sit in year order on the coach, starting with year 7 at
the front, year 8 behind them etc. (Any student needing a front seat due to travel
sickness may sit there). Generally only 6th Form students should be occupying the
No person may smoke on the Coaches.
No student may stand, change seats, or sit in the aisles of coaches whilst the vehicle
is in motion, except in emergency circumstances with the consent of the driver.
Seat belts, where fitted, MUST be worn- (This is a legal requirement, with a penalty
of up to £1000).
Students will not cause food, drink or any other object (including paper) to be
thrown about on the coaches.
Bottles/cans (including aerosol cans)/cartons of drink are to remain in students'
bags on the coach.
No Ice Cream or Iced Lollies are allowed onto, and no Food (including chocolate,
chewing/bubble gum and fruit) or Drinks are to be consumed on the coaches.
Litter is to be taken off the coach to be disposed of properly, and not dropped on
the floor or put in unsealed ashtrays
Students should queue for transport in an orderly manner and should they never approach
a coach whilst it is in motion.
(The driver is not able to watch both wing mirrors at the same time and does
not expect to find students on the road between the coach and the kerb, particularly
at the schools, where road space is at a premium from 3.30-4.00pm!)
Verbal or physical abuse or insulting behaviour towards any other person, whether
student or adult (irrespective of whether the recipient is on the coach) will not
Similarly, bullying of other students whilst waiting for the coach or in transit
between home and school, and vice versa, will be regarded as misconduct and treated
accordingly. Fighting of any sort is forbidden.
Feet are to remain on the floor and must not be put on the coach seats.
Any damage to the seats or fittings of the coach will result in immediate withdrawal
of the pass and a bill for repairs will be sent to the parents/guardians of the student
With the sole exception of boys taught at WGGS periods 7 & 8, all Wilmington boys
must board the coaches at WGSB. Boarding at WGGS is for Girls only. Boys will not
be allowed to board at WGGS.
Any breach of these rules may be brought to the attention of parents/guardians concerned
as well as the school and may result in temporary suspension of the pass.
Following this first warning, any further breaches may result in the coach pass being
withdrawn and alternative transport arrangements will have to be made by the parents/guardians
of the student concerned. Pro rata refunds will be made.
TEMPORARY GUEST PASSES
Guests may be carried, if space is available, at the discretion of the Company, for
an appropriate fee, payable at the school office in advance. A phone call to our
office, (or an email to Schoolcoach@aol.com – (Subject =Temporary coach pass)
the day before, at the latest, will enable the student to collect a temporary pass
from the school office, unless we advise you that there is no space. (Students are
quite capable of making the call themselves.)
If any unauthorised person is caught travelling, then they will be banned from using
our coaches and the student who invited them to travel will have their pass withdrawn