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An additional service bus has been put on to assist students travelling from Maltby/Braithwell to Sir Thomas Wharton Academy in a morning: First 10.  This bus departs Hellaby at 7:55am; Maltby at 8:00am; Braithwell at 8:05am, arriving at Edlington at 8:10am.

We have received the following information from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Executive (SYMCA): 

The service 552 will be provided by Stagecoach and the service 410 will be provided by Cawthorne's from September 2022. 

The service 415 has been cancelled by First from September 2022 and students will need to catch the alternative service 15 from stops near to the Academy. 

The service 18 has been cancelled by Powell's but SYMCA will provide replacement journeys until the end of September and then journeys on the service 10 from October 2022. 

School bus information for September 2022 will be available for parents and pupils at as soon as these have been finalised with operators.  This is likely to be late July and early August but will be updated regularly. 

The Academy has a wide catchment area, so many our students travel several miles. The Academy bus operators are Stagecoach Bus Company, Cawthorne's, and First Group Doncaster.

Please find below details of the bus routes and times from catchment locations:

First Bus will release their new timetable approximately 2 weeks before the start of the 2022 Academic year. Please check the First Bus timetables for possible changes to these routes. 


Balby Students

Cawthorne's 410 - Before School Balby to STWA

Location Monday - Friday
Woodfield Plantation (The Maple Tree) 8:02am
Tickhill Rd/Alverley Lane 8:05am
Broomhouse Lane  
Roberts Road  
Tait Ave  
STWA site 8:15am

Route: Plantation Road, Woodfield Way, Tickhill Road, Cross Street, Hall Flat Lane, Springwell Lane, Broomhouse Lane, Roberts Road, Tait Ave, STWA Bus Park

Cawthorne's 410 - After School STWA to Balby

Location Monday - Friday
STWA Site 2:55pm
Tait Ave  
Roberts Road  
Broomhouse Lane  
Tickhill Rd 15:04pm
Whisperwood Drive 15:04pm

Route: STWA Bus Park, Tait Ave, Roberts Road, Broomhouse Lane, Springwell Lane, Hall Flat Lane, Laurel Terrace, Warmsworth Road, Cross Street, Tickhill Road, Woofield Way, Plantation Road

The previous 410a service is now covered by the 410 service above

First Bus 415 - this service has now been cancelled.  Students will need to use the alternative 15 service.

Please note that the number to ring to enquire about property left on a First Bus is (01709) 566000.

Braithwell Students

First Number 10 - Before School  (Rotherham to Doncaster)

(from Rotherham Interchange) 7:25am
Braithwell, Red Lion 8:21am
Edlington Lane, Asda 8:27am

First Number 16 - After School  (Doncaster to Rotherham)

(from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange)  
Edlington, Hilltop 3:26pm
Braithwell, Red Lion 3:33pm

Please note that the number to ring to enquire about property left on a First Bus is (01709) 566000.

Tickhill, Loversall and Wadworth Students

Stagecoach 552 - Before School  (Tickhill to Edlington)

  From 02.09.2022
Tickhill, Rotherham Road/Friars Lane 7:33am
Market Place  
Sunderland Street  
Tickhill, Alderson Drive/Beech Avenue 7:38am
Common Lane  
Doncaster Road  
Wadworth Main Street
(opposite White Hart)
Wadworth Hill  
Loversall, Bubup Hill/Pear Tree Mews 7:49am
Tickhill Road  
Balby, Springwell Lane/Springwell Gardens 8:00am
Edlington Lane  
Tait Avenue  
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy 8:10am

Stagecoach 552 - After School  (Edlington to Tickhill)

  Normal School Day
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy 2:55pm
Tait Avenue  
Edlington Lane  
Loversall, Bubup Hill/Skipwith Close 3:10pm
Wadworth, Main St/ Ratten Row 3:13pm
Tickhill, Alderson Drive/Beech Avenue 3:23pm
Sunderland Street  
Market Place  
Tickhill, Rotherham Road/Friars Lane 3:27pm

So that we keep our students safe we have had to place restrictions on traffic on the Academy site. The car park is reserved for Academy staff and visitors / parents / carers who have appointments only. It is out of bounds for all students, including Sixth Form, who have separate parking facilities at the swimming pool.

The disabled car parking bays are for blue badge holders only.

We ask parents not to drive into the car park at the beginning or end of the Academy day and also at lunchtime to pick students up as they will not be able to access this part of the Academy site.

Walking & Cycling to the Academy
We encourage walking or cycling to the Academy. This helps our students to stay active and adopt a healthy lifestyle, and it helps to reduce the traffic at the Academy. The Academy provides covered cycle racks for those students who wish to cycle.