Manningtree School Spring term passes can be purchased any time from now until the 23rd December or from the 29th December onwards during normal working hours and passes can either be collected from our office in Harwich, Office 1, Iconfields House, Freshfields Road, Harwich or sent by post. Passes will need to be issued before the first day of the new term which is Monday 4th January 2021.
With regard to the ongoing pandemic issues, if the whole school has to close during the term, then parents can apply for a refund pro rata for the amount of days not used. If it turns out the school is still open even if it is only for one year group a day and buses still have to operate, then no refund will be offered. Providing no refunds are issued for terms 1 and 2 (and you have purchased both term passes), then the third term will be offered at a reduced rate of £200. However, if any refunds are given, the third term will be charged at £300.
All children will have to show the driver their valid bus passes and they will not be allowed to board without one. This is in line with Essex County Council’s Policy, no pass, no ride. Replacement passes can be obtained from our office at a price of £7.50.
We will guarantee the routes/seats we operate for the Spring term but if we have a drop in expected numbers we will notify parents the end of February/early March that a particular route will not operate to give them time to look at other options.
On contracted, dedicated home to school buses, the latest guidelines are that social distancing doesn’t apply but where possible children should sit in their year groups. All Children over the age of 11 need to wear a face covering. All of our buses are thoroughly cleaned daily.
Please contact our office if you require further information on 01255 554974.