Schools

information for Sept 2021

You can find out all the information on your buses for schools below for the new academic year.

Most services will remain the same as previous, however the Coronavirus related 'extras' have now been removed. This means that buses that were temporarily numbered over 900 will revert to their previous service numbers or will no longer run if they were additional services to allow for social distancing. Route 80 is also removed as part of this.

Route 92 has been discontinued due to low usage, but Wokingham Borough Council are looking into funding an alternative service - please contact them for details. Route 93 also has some common sections with the old 92 route so students on these sections can use this service. 

Not much else will change from the previous year in terms of core buses for schools, but there may be some minor tweaks to some times so check the table below for your timetable. 

Please note that we have seen an issue in our online shop that means the new term products are still showing the old dates. You can still order the Autumn term product and the correct item will be sent out with the amended dates.

great features

We know that when it comes to your children, you want peace of mind. The great news is that our buses for schools give you just that, with the range of features, and reassuring measures, to help get your child to school in safety and comfort. 

modern buses

We use a dedicated fleet of modern, easy-to-board double-deck buses. Most of these are fitted with free WiFi so you can stay online on the move.

dedicated drivers

On most dedicated School routes we use regular drivers – they’re all Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked for your peace of mind. And most of our buses have CCTV.

tickets to suit you

We have a great range of passes for individual terms or the whole year, so there’s no need for your child to carry cash. You can pay upfront for an annual ticket or in regular payments throughout the year for your child’s travel.

track the bus

All buses have GPS on-board, so you can track the bus live on an interactive map and see when it’s due to arrive!

Download our free app from the Apple or Play stores.

timetables and route maps 

Click the name of your school to download the map or timetable showing which buses run to the school. Where there is a normal service bus, we have selected the best journeys to get your child to and from school, but other journeys can, of course, be used as well. 

school timetables maps
Bohunt School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Bulmershe School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Denefield School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Highdown School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Little Heath School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Reading Girls' School click here for timetables Click here for the map
Theale Green School click here for timetables Click here for the map

summary information for other schools

We also serve many other schools in the local area. The table below give information on what services are available for each school. Please note that some services will run to the schools themselves, but others may involve a short walk from the stop. 

school summary information
Abbey Students can use route 81 or alternatively leopard 3/8/9 or claret 21.
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Yellow 26 will be the main service for most students, but jet black 1 and lime 2 are also available.
Crosfields Use leopard 3/8/9.
Emmbrook Use lion 4/X4.
Forest Use lion 4/X4.
The Holt Use lion 4/X4 or the leopard 3.
John Madejski Academy Students have the option of using either emerald 5 or leopard 9 to get to school.
Kendrick Students can use route 81 or alternatively leopard 3/8/9 or claret 21.
Kennet  Use jet black 1.
Leighton Park Use leopard 3/8/9 or claret 21.
Maiden Erlegh  Students can use both lion 4/X4 and purple 17.
Prospect School

The school can be reached either using jet black 1 and lime 2/2a from Bath Road or by royal blue 33 on Tilehurst Road.

Reading Use leopard 3/8/9 or the little oranges 19a/b/c. Students can also use route 81
to get to school
St Crispins  Use lion 4/X4.
St Josephs College Students can use route 81 or alternatively the little oranges 19a/b/c.
UTC Reading Students can use both lion 4/X4 and purple 17.
Waingels Use orange 13 and 14 to get to school.
The Wren Both jet black 1 and lime 2 are available for use. 
Willink Students can use lime 2/2a.

prices frozen again

The great news is that prices are frozen once again for the new academic year. 

We have seen an issue in our online shop that means the new term products are still showing the old dates. You can still order the Autumn term product and the correct item will be sent out with the amended dates.

We apologies for the confusion on this and are looking at getting this corrected.  

Remember that if your child's school is in the simplyNetwork zone (or they are travelling into another zone from the simplyNetwork zone) you will need a simplyNetwork product. If you are travelling exclusively within the simplyReading zone, you will need a simplyReading product.

duration where to buy simplyReading simplyNetwork
single trip on bus or app £1.50 Varies by route
10 single trips online or app £13 not available
all day ticket on bus or app £2.70 £4
7 day online or app £12 £16
30 day online or app £45 £61
term online £150 £185
Annual online £395 £495