Minerva Learning Trust


Students from the Ecclesfield, Chapeltown and High Green areas have access to the 777 school bus service which is provided by Heatons. There will be two coaches and a minibus operated by Beewise. For the morning service, the two coaches will travel in succession with Beewise providing extra capacity.

Heatons/Beewise do not operate payment by card. They will carry some change but please do not send your child with large denomination notes. Please ensure your child is waiting at the bus stop five minutes before the times listed below and they embark on the first available coach.

The return service will depart from school at 3.10pm or shortly before if loaded at full capacity.

The Stocksbridge High School minibus will be available from September to December 2023 for a later service which will depart at 4.15pm. From January 2024 to May 2024, this may be replaced by a coach if more capacity is required.

Please ensure your child has the appropriate student bus pass from Travel South Yorkshire prior to their start with us in September 2023.

There are three options, as follows:

• Zoom zero travel pass – this provides free travel between home and school within the South Yorkshire boundary. This is an application process and is issued to those students that meet the local authority criteria. Some students from High Green may be eligible for a Zoom Zero Travel Pass.

• Zoom under 16 travel pass - all students should have a Zoom Under 16 Travel Pass to allow them to travel for £1.00 rather than paying the adult fare. Even those with a Zoom Zero Travel Pass should have a Zoom Under 16 Travel Pass.

More details on the Zoom Zero Travel Pass and Zoom Under 16 Travel Pass can be found: -


• Mobility pass – For any student with a disability, they may qualify for a Mobility Pass that will provide free travel, not just at school times. Details can be found here: -


Any student who lives out of the Stocksbridge and Deepcar area who needs to use public transport should be familiar with the journey and bus stops prior to September 2023.