Schools

Stephensons provide a safe and reliable service to many schools in Essex and Suffolk.

On many services, Term tickets save time and money and can now be bought online.

Termly and Annual Scholar Passes are now on sale on our website (here) for the school year starting September.

We’ve introduced enhanced cleaning regimes and a number of other measures to ensure students can travel safely to school or college (click here to read our letter to parents). Unless covered by a medical exemption, we will also require students to wear a face covering while travelling on our buses.

Please note that from September 2020, to help us manage loadings during the coronavirus pandemic, many of our services numbered 2, 3, 43 to 51 and in the 4xx, 5xx, 6xx, 7xx and 8xx series which serve schools will be temporarily designated for the use of students only. Adult passengers (unless school staff or other employees) will not be able to travel. In addition, where pass sales approach the available bus capacity, we will withdraw the facility to pay cash fares on the bus.

Therefore it is strongly recommended that you purchase a termly or annual pass now while space remains available.

You can track the location of your bus either using our Bus Tracker or by downloading the ZipTrip App to your smartphone or tablet.

Click here for information on the ScholarSmart travel pass

** There are no daily cash fares available on the Great Baddow “closed” services

Essex Schools served

Alex Hunter Academy, Braintree
Braintree College
Chelmsford County High School for Girls
Colchester County High School for Girls
Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colne Community School
Great Baddow High School
John Ray School, Braintree
Joyce Frankland Academy
King Edmund School, Rochford
King Edward VI Grammar, Chelmsford
Maltings Academy
Ormiston Rivers Academy, Burnham
Saffron Walden County High School
Sandon School
Southend High School for Boys
Southend High School for Girls
St. Benedicts Catholic College, Colchester
St. Bernard's, Westcliff
St. John Payne School, Chelmsford
St. Mary's School, Colchester
St. Thomas More High School
Sweyne Park, Rayleigh
Tendring Technology College
The Plume School
Westcliff High Schools

Suffolk Schools served

Bury St. Edmunds County Upper School
Castle Manor Upper School
Hardwick Middle School
Horringer Court Middle School
Mildenhall College
Samuel Ward Academy
St. Benedict's Upper School, Bury St. Edmunds
St. Benedict's Lower School, Bury St. Edmunds
Stour Valley School
Stowupland High School
West Suffolk College
Westley Middle School

School and college term calendars

Essex Schools Southend Schools Suffolk Schools
2018-19 2018-19 2018-19
2019-20 2019-20 2019-20

Using the bus safely and responsibly

Stephensons Code of Conduct for Student Transport (PDF)

ECC Code of Conduct for Student Transport (PDF)