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

TEMPORARY NOTICE:

Please be advised Thames Water will now be carrying out works under a road ‎closure in Folly Road, Inkpen from 1st September to approx 23rd October. This will require diversion of Kennections Service 3 within Inkpen. Nearest alternative boarding points in Inkpen will be:

- Craven Road Inkpen, beside The Swan pub;

- Post Office Road at The Firs junction (bus will do a reverse turn here); and

- Inkpen Common by the former Council Houses, as normal.

Parish Council aware and info will go up on the bus next week, also on Twitter.

All of these stopping points are unmarked, as Inkpen Parish rejects having fixed stops.

Journey times may be slightly longer. We have managed to get Thames Water to pay for an extra bus and driver to minimise the impact on the schedules, but please bear this in mind for students using this bus.

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

 


 

School Morning Services

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

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 between the Downlands villages and Newbury will now be operated by West Berkshire Council using a 16-seat minibus, with a revised timetable and route.

The revised route is: Brightwalton (Village Hall)-Chaddleworth (The Ibex) – Leckhampstead (Village Hall) – Boxford (The Bell) – Woodspeen – Donnington (opposite Donnington Square) – Newbury – PHS.

Service 5 will no longer serve Great Shefford.  Students from Great Shefford can use the double-decker bus on service 4c.   

Please see this link for the full timetable for service 5>>>

Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

The morning journey will start at 07:30 from Brightwalton Village Hall and is timetabled to drop off Park House students on Andover Road opposite Falkland Memorial at 08:24.

Service 6a / 6 operated by Kennections (Newbury Bus Station - Chieveley - Beedon - West Illsley - East Illsley – Compton - Hermitage Post Office - PHS): the circular service from Newbury Bus Station Bay F (departing 07.00) goes outwards via Chieveley and back in via Hermitage. 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 (Newbury Bus Station - Racecourse Road - Greenham - Pigeons Farm - Tesco - Essex Street near PHS): the 07:30 service 8 from the Bus Station serves The Nightingales at 07:38, Pigeons Farm at 07:45 and is timed to arrive at Essex Street beside the Falkland Memorial at 07:53. Connect tickets sold and accepted on board.

 


 

 

Afternoon journeys:

In the afternoons, the following public buses are available. 

We encourage students just going down the hill into town to walk, or to use the double-decker service 2a from Monks Lane.

Service 2A single-decker, operated by Kennections, for students travelling to Kintbury, Hungerford and Inkpen (students just going into town or Bus Station should walk, or use the double-decker service 2a from Monks Lane): departs at approximately 15:38 from the stop on Andover Road opposite Park House School, and becomes service 3A at the Bus Station before going on to Hungerford.

Service 2adouble-decker, operated by Kennections, for students travelling down to Newbury Bus Station, departs at approximately 15:37 from the stop in Monks Lane beside Park House School rear gate.

Service 5 now operated by a West Berkshire Council minibus, for students travelling to Donnington, Boxford, Leckhampstead, Chaddleworth and Brightwalton. Will depart at 15:45 from the stop in Monks Lane beside Park House School rear gate.

Please see this link for the full timetable for service 5>>>

Service 7 operated by Stagecoach on behalf of Hampshire County Council, for students travelling back to Ball Hill, Woolton Hill, Penwood, Highclere village, Hurstbourne Tarrant and Andover.  Departs at approximately 15:45 from the bus stop on Andover Road beside Park House School.

Service 8 operated by Kennections leaves at approximately 15:50 from the stop in Essex Street beside the shops, opposite the Falkland Memorial. This will go along Monks Lane to Greenham, Pigeons Farm then into Newbury.

Students attending after-school clubs can catch services 2 or 8 from the stop in Essex Street opposite Cary Close, at 16:03, 16:33, 17:03, 17:53 or 18:03.

Students going back to Speen, Stockcross, Great Shefford, East Garston, Eastbury and Lambourn can catch the service 2a double-decker from Monks Lane at 15:37 down to the Bus Station, then transfer to the 16:10 service 4, or the 17:45 service 4, from the Bus Station.

Students going back to Hermitage, Hampstead Norreys, Compton, the Ilsleys, Beedon and Chieveley can catch the service 2a double-decker from Monks Lane at 15:37 down to the Bus Station, then transfer to the 16:50 service 6, or the 18:10 service 6, from the Bus Station.

 


 

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.