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Adverse Weather Plan

Morning Travel

During inclement weather conditions an announcement will be made to the whole School community using Clarion Call, BBC Wiltshire local radio and the School website.

Announcements will be made in the morning of any day when weather conditions make our roads too hazardous for bus travel, and the decision to close/delay opening the School will be taken by the Head Master. 

The sequence of decisions to be made is as follows:

06.00 to 06.10 all bus companies to be contacted by the Assistant Bursar and best information gathered by 06.15.

06.15 to 06.20 Head Master and Second Master make decision on whether to close school to day pupils.

06.30 decision distributed to whole School community via Clarion Call, BBC Wiltshire local radio and School website.

In addition, the Assistant Bursar will contact each of the Bus Companies informing them of the School’s decision.

Return Travel

The safety of the children will always be our first concern.

Should weather conditions make it impossible to continue classes during the School day, a message will be sent via Clarion Call, BBC Wiltshire Radio, School website and email notifying parents that the School will be closed early.  Parents will need to make the necessary arrangements for their children in cases where no-one is at home during early closure of the School.

Dependent upon the weather and the condition of the road surfaces a decision will be made as to whether a full bus service is offered to all stops.  Should weather conditions deteriorate greatly then only major roads will be used.

During inclement weather conditions, buses are likely to run a few minutes late due to road conditions.  Pick-up times and locations will be as close to the regular schedule as possible unless you are notified on Clarion Call.

Revised Pick up and drop off points (In the event of only major roads being open)

Route Normal Stops Stops Closed

1. Frome

Frome Cork Street, Longbridge Deverill, Heytesbury - The Angel, Heytesbury Park, Chitterne.

No change to published route.

2. Chapmanslade

Chapmanslade, Dilton Marsh, Bratton, Edington and Great Cheverell.

No change to published route.

3. Trowbridge

Rode – The Bell, Trowbridge – Victoria Road Junction, Steeple Ashton Garage, Keevil Village, Seend Cleeve, and Worton Village Hall.

Steeple Ashton Garage and Keevil Village stops all closed. Bus will pick up on A361 at Rode, Victoria Road Junction, Seend Cleeve, Worton Village Hall.

4. Chippenham

Christian Malford, Chippenham Bath Road, Corsham, Shaw, Boughton Gifford, Seend The Lye, Seend The Bell.

Christian Malford, Shaw, Boughton Gifford stops all closed.  Bus will pick up on A350 and A361.

5. Lyneham

Lyneham, Goatacre, Hilmarton, Calne – St Mary’s School, Calne The Strand, Bromham – The Greyhound, St. Edith’s Marsh, Rowde, Devizes, Potterne.

No change to published route.

6. Swindon

Coped Hall, Wroughton Ellendune Centre, Broad Hinton, Winterbourne Bassett, Winterbourne Monkton, Devizes Roundaway, Devizes London Road, Devizes Wick Lane.

No change to published route.  Bus will remain on A361.

7. Marlborough 

Aldbourne, Ramsbury, Axford, Marlborough High Street, Barton Park, West Overton.

Expect later timings

8. Hungerford A


Expect later timings

8. Hungerford

Hungerford, Shalbourne-Bagshott, East Grafton, Burbage, Easton Royal, Milton Lilbourne.

Bus remains on A 338.  Expect later timings.

9. Andover

Over Wallop – The Monument, Abbotts Ann – Garden Centre, Weyhill, Ludgershall, Everleigh – The Crown, Upavon, Rushall.

No change to published route.

10. Amesbury

Beehive Park and Ride, Amesbury Car Park, Stonehenge Inn Car Park, Orcheston.

No change to published route.

11. Salisbury

Salisbury – Wain-a-long Road, Harnham, Wilton Park and Ride, Shrewton (Main Road).

No change to published route.

12. Etchilhampton

Bishops Cannings, Horton, Allington, Stanton St.Bernard, All Cannings, Etchilhampton, Wedhampton. Urchfont, Easterton The Royal Oak.

Bishops Cannings, Horton, Allington, Stanton St. Bernard, All Cannings all closed.  Pick up at Wedhampton, Urchfont and Easterton.

14. Pewsey

Pewsey The Clock, Wilcot, Alton Barnes, Woodborough School, Marden The Old Pub, Chirton Village.

Wilcot, Alton Barnes, Woodborough School, Marden The Old Pub – all closed, Chirton Village (pick up at junction with A342).