Transport to School
All issues regarding places on school transport or bus routes are dealt with by Herefordshire Council.
Mr Dave Baldwin is the Transport Manager at Herefordshire Council. He can be contacted on 01432 260924/260937 or via Passenger Transport, PO Box 236, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 OLE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the Herefordshire Council website to clarify which is your catchment area and the nearest schools for your address. Hereford Council will only provide transport to your nearest school. Please follow the link below to check which is your nearest school.
Applications for bus passes are made to Herefordshire Council, you are able to download a copy of the application form below.
Students should carry their passes at all times as they will be required to show them when they board the vehicle. Students must wear seatbelts if they are provided and behave well at all times.
Transport to Kingstone High School from out of our area
If you live out of our catchment area or Kingstone High School is not your nearest school there is no school contract bus provided by the Local Authority, but there is a service bus run by Yeomans. There are 3 dedicated buses.
The Service is the 449 Yeomans Bus from Hereford to Kingstone and return.
The 449 runs every day and on a school day school children are charged £1.70 single fare each way = £3.20 a day ( instead of the standard single fare for children under 16 years old.)
- 449 leaves Hereford Bus Station at 08.20 a.m
- Stops at Broad Street at 08.25 a.m
- Request Stop at top of Belmont Road by Asda Roundabout
- Request Stop at Walnut Tree Avenue
- Request Stop at The Oval
- Stops at Bus Stop opposite Tesco Store Belmont Road 08.32 a.m
- Stops at Birch Hill Road, Clehonger 08.39 a.m.
- Arrives at Kingstone High School 08.44 a.m
Many of our students who live in the Ross Road, Holme Lacy Road area etc. usually catch the bus at Asda, as parents drop them off at Asda on their journey to work or the children walk through Walnut Tree Avenue and catch the bus there or walk up to the The Oval where many students get on the bus.
If your child takes the 449 public service bus from Hereford please ensure that your child has sufficient funds for Bus Fares, and keeps the money in a safe place. There is now a Yeomans Travel – Swift Card
From Monday 2nd November Yeomans Travel will be rolling out a new way to pay on board their buses. Using Swift will let you top up online, on the bus and soon you will be able to use Payzone facility. Cards are free and can be registered online on the Swift website where you can top up or select an auto top up when the card balance goes below a selected limit. The Swift card can hold a maximum of £50 at any one time and can be used to buy multiple tickets on one journey so if you have 2 people travelling, one card is all you need. Your balance is shown at the bottom of your bus ticket too so you will always know how much you have left. You can order your card online direct from Swift via their website: https://www.wmnetwork.co.uk/swift and then select Swift for you and then pay as you go. You can set up an account online which will help safeguard your card or you can contact Yeomans Travel and who will either send you a blank card out or you can call in and collect one if this is easier. This will mean you no longer have to hunt around for change in the mornings or the night before and there is no expiry date, so if you are not a regular user the money stays on your Swift card and can be used as and when required. For more information on this scheme, please see either the Swift website or contact Yeomans Travel on 01432 356201 or visit www.yeomanscoachholidays.com
Travel by Car
If your child travels by car please note that our school grounds are extremely busy and we request that parents observe road markings and only park in designated areas. Please ensure that the school buses have adequate space to manoeuvre. Please always give priority to students on foot and school transport buses and taxis and follow the directions of the duty staff wearing fluorescent jackets.