Bus Information

Park House School Bespoke Minibus Service:

In addition to the public services detailed below, Park House School operates a bespoke (pre-paid/pre-booked) minibus services to the following villages:  
 
Route 1 - Tadley and Kingsclere

Route 2 - Kingsclere, Ecchinswell, North Sydmonton and Bishops Green

Route 3 - Kingsclere

Route 4 - Inkpen and Kintbury

Route 5 - Headley and Kingsclere

Route 6 - Hungerford, Welford, Wickham and Boxford

Route 7 - Hungerford only

Route 8 - Burghclere and Newtown

These routes are reviewed at the beginning of each academic year. To check on availability or to be put on the waiting list of the Park House bespoke minibus service please contact khamilton@parkhouseschool.org

 


 

PUBLIC BUS SERVICES

You can now download the new, free Kennections app. Just search ‘Kennections’ in your App Store or on Google Play and download it to your smartphone.

This app, provided by Kennections, the local division of Reading Buses, enables you to:

  • plan journeys using Kennections-operated buses
  • buy tickets in advance on your mobile and show them to the driver – this includes the ‘Connect’ multi-journey, multi-operator tickets
  • track your Kennections bus, with satellite tracking
  • check for service updates using the embedded feed from Kennections’ Twitter account

More details at www.reading-buses.co.uk/kennections
 
Students, parents and staff may also like to know that:

  • Contactless bankcard payment and Apple Pay are also available on board the Kennections-operated services, as well as traditional cash payment;
  • contactless payment is also now available on all Stagecoach local bus services.

Details of the ‘Connect’ multi-journey, multi-operator tickets can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk/fares - these tickets can be bought on bus from the driver, or via the Kennections app.

The Traveline South East journey planner and Traveline NextBuses services are also available to help with journey planning – see www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk

The below times are scheduled times, and can be affected occasionally by utility works and other disruptions. 


 

School Morning Services – with effect from 19 February 2018

Service 2c operated by Kennections (Newbury town centre-PHS): With effect from 19 February 2018, an additional single-deck bus, on Kennections route 2c will go from the Bus Station at 08:20 to Newbury College, then on to Park House School. Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

Service 3 operated by Kennections (Hungerford-Inkpen-Kintbury-West Fields-Newbury-PHS): the 07.10 departure from Hungerford High Street is scheduled to arrive at Newbury Bus Station at 08.00 dropping off Park House students at 8.13am. Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

Service 4c double-decker, operated by Kennections (Lambourn - East Garston - Great Shefford - Boxford - Stockcross - Newbury - PHS): the 07.22 departure from Lambourn Market Square is scheduled to arrive at Newbury Bus Station at 08.07 then dropping off Park House students at 08:24. Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

Service 5 operated by West Berkshire Council using a 16-seat minibus. Revised timetable and slightly-revised route with effect from 19 February. (Downlands – Newbury – PHS) The revised route is: Brightwalton (Village Hall)-Chaddleworth (bus shelter by St Andrews School) – Leckhampstead (Village Hall) – Boxford (The Bell) – Woodspeen – Donnington (opposite Donnington Square) – Newbury – PHS. Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

Service 6a / 6 operated by Kennections (Newbury Bus Station - Chieveley - Beedon - West Ilsley - East Ilsley – Compton - Hermitage Post Office - PHS): the circular service from Newbury Bus Station Bay F (departing 06:50) goes outwards via Chieveley (07:05) and back in via Hermitage (07:45). It is timed to arrive back at Newbury Bus Station at 08:14, then drop at Park House School around 08:25. Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

Service 7 operated by Stagecoach on behalf of Hampshire County Council (Andover – Hurstbourne Tarrant – Highclere village – Woolton Hill – Ball Hill - PHS – Newbury): is timetabled to depart Andover Bus Station (Stand I) at 07:20, serving Hurstbourne Tarrant at 07:39, Highclere at 07:48, Penwood at 07:53, Woolton Hill at 08:00, Ball Hill at 08:07 and setting down on Andover Road opposite PHS around 08:10.    Please contact Stagecoach or Hampshire County Council for queries about service 7.

Service 8 operated by Kennections (town – Greenham – Pigeons Farm – PHS): Students from Greenham and Pigeons Farm can use Kennections route 8 departing the Bus Station at 07:30, via Westwood Road, The Nightingales, Pigeons Farm and Monks Lane, arriving at Monks Lane by the school side gate around 07:52. Other journeys are available from Greenham Road and the Nightingales down to the Bus Station.
 


Afternoon Services – with effect from 19 February 2018

Students going back to Enborne, Hamstead Marshall, Kintbury, Inkpen and Hungerford should catch the single-deck Kennections bus which will be route number 3. It will go from Monks Lane by the school side gate at 15:41, not from Andover Road, with effect from 19 February. It will not go to the Bus Station.

Students going down to Newbury town centre, or to the Bus Station for onward connections should continue to catch the double-deck Kennections bus on route 2a from Monks Lane by the school side gate, which is still timed at 15:37

Students going to Greenham and Pigeons Farm should catch the double-deck Kennections bus on route 2a from Monks Lane by the school side gate, timed at 15:37, then change at the Bus Station onto route 8.

Students going back to Speen, Stockcross, Boxford, Great Shefford, East Garston, Eastbury and Lambourn should catch the double-deck Kennections bus on route 2a from Monks Lane by the school side gate, timed at 15:37, then change at the Bus Station onto route 4 which is timetabled to depart the Bus Station at 16:10 and at 17:50.
 
Students going back to Hermitage, Hampstead Norreys, Compton, the Ilsleys, Beedon and Chieveley should catch the double-deck Kennections bus on route 2a from Monks Lane by the school side gate, timed at 15:37, then change at the Bus Station onto route 6 which is timetabled to depart the Bus Station at 16:50 and at 18:15.
 
Students going back to Donnington and the Downlands villages of Leckhampstead, Chaddleworth and Brightwalton can catch the West Berkshire Council ‘Connect’ minibus on route 5 which will go from the Bus Station at 16:30.
 
Students going back to Ball Hill, Woolton Hill, Penwood, Highclere village, Hurstbourne Tarrant and Andover can catch Stagecoach route 7.  This departs at approximately 15:45 from the bus stop on Andover Road beside Park House School.
 
Students attending after-school clubs can catch either Kennections service 2a from the bus stop in Essex Street beside the shops (timetabled at 16:34) or Kennections service 2 from the bus stop in Essex Street opposite Cary Close at 17:30.

 


 

Students should give a clear signal well in advance when they see the bus approaching, to request the bus driver to stop. All stops are request stops.