Dear Parents / Carers,
We are aware that an increasing number of our students are travelling from the Syston and Thurmaston area, and as there is not an accessible public transport route from these areas to the academy we have been trying to engage with private bus companies to provide a school service to cover the journey.
Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful in securing a private service as the companies do not feel we are able to offer enough customers to make the service viable. We would therefore like to collect data to show that this is not the case and have created a parent survey to obtain this information.
If you feel your child would benefit from a private service, we would greatly appreciate your time in completing the short survey, which will take no more than a couple of minutes.
The link to the survey is here
The route we hope to provide will be similar to the below:
- 7.45am (TBC) – Start Parkers Garage Queniborough / Syston .
- Pick Ups along Melton Road in Syston
- Head into Thurmaston
- Stops on Manor Road
- Stops on Southdown Drive
- Stops on Westdown Drive
- Turns onto Humberstone Lane
- Stops at Roundway shops
- Stops at Colby Drive
- Stops at Willow Pub
- Humberstone Lane
- Turns on to Sandhills Ave
- Stops On Bellflower Road
- Stops on Kestel Lane
- Stops along Maidenwell Ave
- 8.25am Arrives at Orchard Mead Academy
Please be advised that survey results will be shared with bus companies in the hope that we can engage them in a school service, but this e-mail does not guarantee that we will be able to provide one.
Assuring you of our best intentions at all times.