Many students travel to school on coaches organised by the Borough Councils. Current Year 6 pupils applying for school transport to Charters for the start of Year 7 should contact their local Borough Council for an application form. Once completed, forms should be returned either to the address on the form. For pupils living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, applications forms can be downloaded from the RBWM website. Unfortunately, we are not able to process these forms at Charters School.
There is also a bus service running from Old Windsor and Windsor to Charters School. For availability please contact White Bus Services T: 01344 882612. For travel to and from Camberley, Dicksons Travel divert the 500 bus via Charters School in the morning and afternoon.
If you have any queries regarding school transport, please contact the Council in which you live. Their help desk numbers are:
|Bracknell Forest Borough Council
||T: 01344 352002
|The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
||T: 01628 796666
|Surrey County Council
||T: 0208 541 9367 or 0208 541 9618
Can I buy a pass even if I do not qualify for free transport?
You can use the bus services even if you do not qualify for free transport. To purchase your pass please contact the relevant company.
Lost bus passes
If you have lost your bus pass and after looking thoroughly still cannot find it, please phone the respective bus company to see if the driver has found it on the bus. If a replacement is required, you will need to phone the bus company you use and request a new pass. An administration fee will be charged. It will take about a week for the replacement to be issued. If a pass is lost during the school day, pupils can obtain a travel loan from the finance office in order to get home.
No student should attempt to board any bus without either a valid pass to show the driver or the money to pay the fare.
Over half of all Charters students stay on at school to participate in extra-curricular activities. To help support this a late bus service is operated by The White Bus service which leaves school at 4.30pm Mondays - Fridays and travels through South Ascot, along Ascot High Street, London Road, Fernbank Road and other areas by request (excluding Cheapside). The special fare for this late bus service is £1.50 for stops up to Bar One in Ascot High Street and £2 for all stops thereafter.
September 2013 onwards - Transport Subsidies Post 16
The local education authorities have advised us that they do not anticipate providing free school transport for students post 16 i.e. they will continue their present policy notwithstanding the raising of the participation age. This is because students post 16 can enrol on a course or apprenticeship of their choosing and are no longer restricted to a designated area.
Concessionary fares or season tickets may still be available. Please contact the Local Authority to whom you pay your Council Tax or click here for more information about the system in The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.