All school transport is organised by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Passenger Transport Team, and further information can be found on the NYCC website.

Is my child eligible for free school transport?

NYCC provide free school transport to Upper Wharfedale School if it is the catchment school or nearest school to your home and is over 3 miles walking distance away or where the route to the school is not safe to walk. NYCC will automatically assess students eligibility and will send a bus pass to your home address if you are eligible.

Further information about eligibility can be found on the following link: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/school-transport-reception-year-11-children

If a student is not entitled to free school transport, bus passes are available to purchase and details can be found on the following link: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/paid-bus-passes

What time are the buses?

To check the times of the bus services for students eligible for free transport, please follow the link to the NYCC website: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/bus-timetables

Timetables for students who have purchased bus passes can be found below:

Water Street Car Park, Skipton

0830

Upper Wharfedale School

1525

Upper Wharfedale School

0900

Water Street Car Park, Skipton

1555

Gargrave

0815

Upper Wharfedale School

1525

Water Street Car Park, Skipton

0830

Water Street Car Park, Skipton

1555

Upper Wharfedale School

0900

Gargrave

1610

Embsay

0820

Upper Wharfedale School

1525

Upper Wharfedale School

0850

Embsay

1555

 

Can I drive my child to school?

You are able to drop your child off at school but we politely request that you stay outside of the school grounds as there is no room in the car parks due to school buses and staff arriving. We also request that you are considerate of our neighbours and park respectfully on the residential streets.