To and from School

We have an agreement with all parents that children should not be driven to school down Church Street. This is to avoid congestion, encourage children to walk and to make Church Street a safer road for pedestrians. Parents may park their cars on New Inn Road a little way from the school, in the pub car park or on the High Street which is adjacent to Church Street. Parents who have a good reason for driving up to the school are asked to arrive before the busy periods of 8.45 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. to avoid any children walking to school. Children are encouraged to use the school bus if possible.

If for any reason, children arrive at school late, or leave early, they (or you) need to report to the school office to be signed in or out.



The County Council provides free transport for pupils living over three miles away from school. A coach brings children from Forest Hill, Stanton St John and Horton cum Studley. Elsfield children are brought to school by mini-bus. The County may also arrange transport for qualifying children not living on the bus route.

If you have a query about school transport entitlement make sure you’ve read the policy in full.

Transport Policy

Please note that under these rules new admissions living in Forest Hill may not eligible for free transport.  Please check with the Admissions Team.


Bus Pick-up Points and Approximate Times



Pick-up Approx Time
Forest Hill Powell Close 08:25
Mickle Way
Stanton St John Village Shop 08:30
Horton-cum-Studley The Forge 08:40
Arrive Beckley School 08:55



Drop-off Approx Time
Leave Beckley School 15:30
Forest Hill Mickle Way 15.35
Stanton St John Village Shop 15:40
Horton-cum-Studley The Forge 15:50


The school takes out insurance through Oxfordshire County Council. This covers both day and residential journeys.  Details of this insurance can be obtained from the school.