Information for parents and carers of children travelling to school by bus
If your child travels to and from the Academy on any public service buses, please read the following information from Devon County Council:
Dartmouth Academy supports the (DCC) Devon County Council’s “No Pass No Travel Scheme” that operates on transport to and from this school.
Only students who show a valid travel pass to the driver on every journey will be allowed to travel. Students must travel on the vehicle indicated on their pass.
Please ensure that your child has their travel pass before they leave home every day.
Please ensure that your child knows what to do in the event they are not allowed to travel or the bus does not arrive (e.g. because of breakdown or traffic conditions or severe weather). School attendance is very important and it is best to be prepared for any of these eventualities.
DCC will carry out regular pass checks throughout the year.
Drivers are not allowed to carry passengers who cannot show a valid pass.
If your child loses their pass during the day they should go to the administration office to ask for a 10 day temporary pass. Replacement passes cost £5 each and can be ordered online, or by sending a cheque with a replacement form.
Further info can be found at: www.devon.gov.uk/school_transport