Travel to School
The Sele School is easily accessible by a variety of means of transport. We have excellent walking, cycling and public transport routes to school.
We are keen to encourage the use of active and/or sustainable travel where possible and are pleased to have been awarded Modeshift STARS Bronze Accreditation for our school Travel Plan 2023.
Working with Living Streets we have developed a map of the local area, showing what you can access within a five to ten minute walk of The Sele School. These are just a sample of the interesting things you can see if you walk, cycle, scoot or ride and stride to school; why not give it a try? Or for parents and carers who may need to wait to collect students why not take a short stroll instead of waiting in the car?
You can download the Map by clicking on the link.
Breakfast is available for all students on arrival at school, providing they are here in time. So if active or sustainable travel means an earlier start from home, breakfast at school is always an option.
Please note that our school gates are closed throughout the day. Anyone arriving at The Sele School outside of the normal 'window' for student arrivals must speak with Reception from the school gates and wait to be admitted, this applies whether on foot, bicycle or travelling by car.
This helps us to ensure that our students are safe during the school day.
The County Council makes provision for the transport of students from Bramfield, Bayford, Brickendon and other outlying areas. For information on assisted places, or about savercards and ID cards please contact the Passenger Transport Unit Helpline 0300 123 4043/refer to the website www.hertsdirect.org
Reg's Coaches school routes serving The Sele School are as follows:
R66 From Stevenage, Knebworth, Oaklands, Woolmer Green, Digswell, Welwyn Garden City, Cole Green, Birch Green, Letty Green and Hertingfordbury
R77 From Datchworth, Watton-at Stone, Stapleford and Waterford to Hertford North Station
R879 From Welwyn, Oaklands and Tewin
The above are cashless services and tickets must be purchased in advance. For details of fares, payment options and timetables please follow the link to Reg's Coaches website, or contact Reg’s Coaches by phone on 01438 822000 or by email email@example.com.
Half price travel for students with the Herts Saver Card
The Herts Savercard gives bus travel at half the adult fare, at all times, on most local bus services within Hertfordshire (other than Transport for London). It is available to residents of Hertfordshire aged 11 - 25 years - please go to https://www.intalink.org.uk/hertfordshire-savercard for full details and to apply for or renew a Savercard.
Please note - it is our understanding that students travelling without a Herts Savercard and paying cash for their bus journey may be liable to the full adult fare for their route, as bus companies are not obliged to offer half price fares for children and young people.
There is also a wealth of information to be found on the Herts County Council Interlink pages, which includes general information, details of how to use timetables and QR codes, help with journey planning, ticket information and promotions and details of discounted tickets such as the 'Interlink Explorer'.
Sele School is well served by buses, with the 395, 324 and 724 routes stopping only a short walk from the Main Entrance; by travelling into Hertford students will also find that there are a number of options for onwards travel from the Bus Station or Hertford East railway station. Arriva timetables are updated regularly and can be accessed by downloading the Arriva app or using the 'Plan a Journey' tool on their website.
Arriva Buses have a direct debit payment scheme available for travel to school - the Arriva Buses Student and Child Direct Debit Tickets tickets have the added advantage of unlimited evening and weekend travel, details are below:
The school is also close to Hertford North Mainline Station and can be reached either on foot or by bus from a stop adjacent to the station.
Family tickets for train travel can be purchased by going to https://www.thetrainline.com/trains/great-britain/family-train-tickets
For useful information about train travel go to: https://www.thetrainline.com/information/cheap-train-tickets
Walking to School
Although situated on a B road which is quite heavily used, there are a number of safe crossing points, which are either pedestrian controlled traffic lights or Zebra Crossings, in the vicinity of the school. These make it easier for students wishing to walk to school to do so in safety. If walking please ensure that students are aware of the need for safe and sensible behaviour on their journeys to and from school.
Cycling to School
While we are keen to encourage students to use sustainable transport options where possible, we are also very mindful of the potential dangers that may be faced by cyclists as they travel to and from school. We wish to ensure that all our students are safe and that any who choose to cycle do so in a safe and responsible manner and do not endanger either themselves or other road users.
With this in mind we have introduced a permit system for students who cycle to school. No students will be permitted to cycle to school unless a permit has been issued; please follow the link to the Cycle to School Permit Application Form. After the agreement has been signed and returned we will issue a cycle permit which will be valid for one year.
The Home Run App
We are delighted to have signed up to the Home Run app a new initiative aimed at helping parents and carers to arrange possible lift shares for cost savings and environmental benefits and/or finding buddies for students who wish to walk or cycle to school but prefer not to do so alone. It can even be used to find buddies for travel to school by public transport; all aimed at making active and sustainable means of travel more fun and more sociable for students and giving greater peace of mind to parents who might be anxious about students travelling on their own.
Arriving at School by Car
If arriving at school, or being collected by car, parents must not drive into the school grounds and should not stop or wait near to the school entrance. Please park with consideration for other road users if travelling to school by car.
We also ask that parents avoid parking in, or near to, the rear entrance of the school in Thieves Lane. Parking in this area blocks access for delivery vehicles and staff; it also presents a hazard for cars coming off the roundabout into Thieves Lane.
Thank you for your consideration.
Travel by car - Ride and Stride
Where travel by car is unavoidable we encourage parents and carers to consider the option of Ride and Stride. Parents or Carers find a safe place to park, maybe a five to ten-minute walk away from school – it needs to be somewhere where they won’t inconvenience local residents while they drop off the student(s) so that they can walk the last part of their journey. This saves time for Parents and Carers and enables students arrive at school on foot, which gives a healthier start to the day as well as improving air quality for the school community and local residents.
Arriving at School by Car - Idling
Please note that if visiting The Sele School by car you are politely requested to switch off your engine when stationary.
The Sele School operates an anti-idling policy and would be grateful for your cooperation with this request. Whether on site or in the vicinity of the school, switching off your engine when stationary will help to improve air quality for everyone.