Travel to School
The Sele School is easily accessible by a variety of means of transport.
We are keen to encourage the use of active and/or sustainable travel where possible and are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Modeshift STARS Bronze Accreditation for our school Travel Plan.
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 www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to concerns for student safety at home-time there is no vehicle access to the site between 3.10 - 3.40 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday or between 2.50 - 3.10 pm on Tuesday or Friday.
We also ask that parents avoid parking in, or near to, the rear entrance of the school. 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.