School Transport

School transport is provided free of charge to students in years 7-11 who live within the catchment area and more than 3 miles from the school by Suffolk County Council.

It is the responsibility of parents/carers to arrange transport. All information can be found on the Suffolk on Board website.

If you live in Essex, but within the catchment area please go to the Essex County Council website.

Out of Catchment Transport

Thomas Gainsborough School facilitate transport for students in some out of catchment areas. A letter detailing times and cost can be on this page linked under resources.

Mr Ponsford has overall responsibility for school transport and can be contacted via email here.

The map below shows the transport catchment area provided by SCC.

2017-18 Bus Route Summary

Number Serving Provider Passes
711 Milden, Edwardstone, Groton, Boxford, Newton Squirrells Coaches SCC
712 Hadleigh, Polstead, White Street Green, Boxford Suffolk Norse SCC
716 Chelsworth, Monks Eleigh, Brent Eleigh, Bridge Farm, Lavenham, Washmere Green, Great Waldingfield Chambers SCC
718 Kettlebaston, Preston St Mary, Lavenham, Great Waldingfield Chambers SCC
84 Nayland, Stoke by Nayland, Assington, Newton Chambers SCC
84a Great Horkesley, Honey Tye, Leavenheath, Newton Chambers SCC
753 Acton, Great Waldingfield, Lavenham Chambers Chambers
754 Bures, West Begholt, Colchester Chambers Chambers
757 Mcdonalds, Tesco, Long Melford, Glemsford, Cavendish and Clare Chambers - TGS Parent consortium TGS

Late Buses

Late buses run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, allowing students to partcipate in enrichment activities and intervention.

Number Departing Serving Provider Passes
Late 84 16:30 Sudbury, Chilton, Newton Green, Assington, Levenheath, Stoke-by-Nayland and Nayland Chambers All passes valid or PAYG
Late TGS  Minibus 16:30 Polstead and Boxford to Hadleigh via villages (Route varies by demand) Go Start SCC passes valid
Late 754 16:31 Little Cornard, Bures, Wormingford, West Bergholt and Colchester Chambers All passes valid or PAYG
Late 753 17:02 Sudbury, Long Melford, Acton, Great Waldingfield and Lavenham Chambers All passes valid or PAYG
Late 756 16:51 Sudbury, Glemsford, Cavendish and Clare Chambers All passes valid or PAYG