School transport news and updates

Travel between Altwood and Newlands Girls Schools and White Waltham, Littlefield Green, Shurlock Row, Waltham St Lawrence, Hare Hatch and Knowl Hill

From Monday 28 November 2022 the Thames Valley Buses route 234/235 will be running an amended afternoon timetable.  The revised journey allows students from Altwood and Newlands Girls Schools to use public transport to travel between school and White Waltham, Littlefield Green, Shurlock Row, Waltham St Lawrence, Hare Hatch and Knowl Hill.

The morning journey remains unchanged, meaning public transport is now a viable option for students from these areas to be able to travel to and from school by public transport.

  • Further details on the route and the timetable can be found on the Thames Valley Buses website at 234-235 timetable
  • Thames Valley Buses also have a handy journey planner on their website at  Thames Valley Buses contact details for enquiries can be found on their website at
  • Passes can be purchased in advance via the Thames Valley Buses app, or Smartcard passes can be purchased through the website. Existing Smartcards can be ‘topped up’ via the website.  Tickets can also be purchased on the bus using cash, or with a ‘Smartpurse’ card which can have funds added to it via the website.
  • simplyMaidenhead passes can be used on any Thames Valley Buses route within the town, giving greater flexibility for their users. Details on how to purchase passes and the area covered and routes included in the simplyMaidenhead pass can be found at

Is your child entitled to home to school transport?

We encourage parents to use our Eligibility and Application Form Checker on our website and if they feel that their child may be entitled to receive free home to school transport assistance submit an application so we can make an assessment.  The application form is available on the council’s website from the School Transport web pages.

School closures affecting transport routes

In the event of extreme weather conditions some schools may decide to close.  In these circumstances we will endeavour to keep an up to date list of schools that we provide transport to, which can be accessed at School Status List.