School travel plan

School Travel Plan

This page gives important information about arrangements we have put in place to manage the transport and drop-off of pupils.

The school has a role of 891 pupils and covers the villages along the Hillfoots area of Clackmannanshire, necessitating transport provision for our pupils. For secondary pupils, entitlement to transport is as follows: any pupil resident in the catchment areas of Menstrie PS, Tillicoultry PS, Strathdevon PS, Muckhart PS and Coalsnaughton PS.

We occupy a new building in an industrial estate in Alva.  (This can have difficulties with neighbouring companies but the school has worked hard to build up an effective working relationship with them which alleviates any difficulties).

Behaviour on school transport

The majority of pupils who use school transport are well behaved.  However, there is a minority who misbehave to such an extent that they endanger others as well as themselves.  Any misbehaviour that is likely to put the safety of any person at risk or repeated low grade misbehaviour may lead to transport provision being withdrawn from the offender(s).

 

By car

By car

Travel by car

Travel by car

As the school is fairly new we have a very specific drop off zone for pupils travelling by car.   This is necessary to cover pupils who are placing requests and others.  We also have an area to the rear of the building to accommodate ASN pupils' taxis.  These operations are checked by a member of the SMT and Janitorial staff.

Walking

Walking and cycling

Walking and cycling

Pupils who live in Alva mostly walk and some cycle. There are two sets of pedestrian light and two zebra crossings at points along the main road to allow pupils to cross safely (the one nearest the school has a lollipop person).  Some come by car but this is intermittent, usually dependent on weather or family pressures

By bus

By bus

School buses

School buses 

Pupils who live outside Alva have the opportunity to travel on school buses as do those outside the catchment area for a small charge.  This is operated by M-Line who work closely with the school to resolve any issues.  Their buses are well maintained and are kept clean and tidy.

The bus park is specifically designed with bays and is a safe place to board and exit buses.  Pupils walk to their bus stances - there is no rush.  A member of the SMT supervises pupils as they board for their return journey.

The pupils arrive at school through a safe route.

M Line Bus Times