Q3 Academy Bus Service
The Travel Plan:
- Has clear objectives and targets for increasing the use of sustainable modes of travel to Q3 Academy amongst staff and students.
- Sets out the measures that will be implemented to encourage and facilitate the use of more sustainable modes of travel.
- Addresses key concerns such as safety and wellbeing.
- Will be shared with staff, students, parents, governors and the wider Q3 Academy community.
- Will be reviewed on a regular basis to see if we are meeting our targets.
From Monday 4th January the Academy will operate two school bus services, run through the Central Buses. These are:
- 41 – Handsworth – Handsworth Wood-Hamstead-Newton Road and Q3 Academy.
- 42 – Handsworth-West Bromwich-Stone Cross-Yew Tree Estate and Q3 Academy.
A school bus drop off point/turning bay is located at the entrance to the Academy. The cost for the bus fare is £1.50 (subject to change).
The 41 and 42 accepts both the Swift card and nBus/Network pass. Please follow the links below to find out more information:
Walking is a great way to get to Q3 Academy, during our latest travel survey nearly two thirds of students told us they use this super sustainable way to get here! Pedestrian facilities within the site are excellent – we have good quality footpaths with easy to follow signage. We encourage all our students to keep safe on their journey to school. Check out the Think! Website for some great road safety advice.
You may find the following widget useful for locating local walking paths.
In terms of cycling provision, there are a total of 30 spaces for cycles on site which are partly covered and secure. Lockers are provided. Showers and changing facilities are provided in the PE area for those who cycle to the Academy.
Service 425 stops at the bus stop directly outside the entrance to the Academy however this service is not regular. The 51 and X51 services operate from Birmingham Road, which is approximately 1km from the Academy.
Stops are covered, well lit well-lit with seating and Real Time Information (RTI).
Rail travel is not considered to be suitable for staff and students at the Academy as the nearest train stop is Tamebridge Parkway which is located approximately 3km away.
You may find the following widget useful for local travel times and bus routes.
There are 140 car parking spaces on site, of which 6 are disabled bays, 4 are designated spaces for named individuals and 11 are designated visitor spaces. Parking permits are available for sixth formers with cars.
The turning circle/drop off point at the front of the Academy is used by both the Academy bus and public bus services. There are problems with congestion in this area at the start and end of the school day with parents regularly parking in the drop of zone.
We encourage our students to travel to the Academy using sustainable modes such as walking, cycling and the bus where possible. However if you are parking outside school to drop off/pick up a student please do so considerately and respect the signs and road markings.
Why not consider dropping students off a bit further away and letting them walk the rest of the way – walking is a great way to keep healthy and it will help tackle the congestion problems outside of school.