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Transport

Minibus Service

In addition to the full bus route network as detailed below, operated jointly between The Manor, St Helen’s and Abingdon School, The Manor runs several morning and afternoon minibus services.

This service is designed for children aged 5-11 and offers booster seats where necessary. A second member of staff (in addition to the driver) will be on board to assist younger children with seatbelts, luggage and their safe delivery to the classroom on arrival at The Manor.

Minibus Routes

Bus 1 – Henley Mornings

  • Henley 7:20am – Kings Road Car Park
  • Nettlebed 7:30am – bus stop on the left heading out of Henley
  • Watlington 7:40am – the church car park
  • Stadhampton 7:50am – village green

Bus 2 – Goring and Q Gardens Mornings

  • Goring 7:55am
  • Blewbury 8:15
  • Q Gardens 8:25am

Bus 3 – Moulsford Mornings

  • Moulsford 7:55am – Moulsford Prep School

Bus 1 – Henley Afternoons

  • Stadhampton 4:35pm
  • Watlington 4:50pm
  • Nettlebed 5:00pm
  • Henley 5:15pm

Buses 2 and 3 – Goring Afternoons

  • Q Gardens 4:25pm
  • Blewbury 4:40pm
  • Moulsford 4:50pm
  • Goring 5:10pm

Stops and times may vary depending on passenger numbers. Additional stops may be considered, please email Mrs Karen Copson for further information. To book a place please contact our School Secretary, Mrs Horrox on 01235 858458 or send an email.

Minibus costs per term (2019-2020)

  • £610 both ways, five days a week
  • £305 one way, five days a week
  • £122 both ways, one day of the week
  • £61 one way, one day of the week
  • £22 adhoc both ways, one day.
  • £11 adhoc one way, one day.

Please note that preference will be given to full-time users.

Sibling Discount (2019 – 2020)

  • 15% reduction for a 2nd child
  • 75% reduction for a 3rd child

Snow Days

During the colder months, should there be heavy snow fall The Manor will take the decision as soon as possible as to whether the minibus service will run. All parents will be notified via text message as soon as the decision is made and a notice will be added to the homepage of our website.

School Buses – The Joint Bus Service (JBS)

A number of school buses run to and from locations across Oxfordshire and Berkshire and bordering the counties of Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire. From as far afield as Newbury in the South, Watchfield, Faringdon, Southmoor and Longworth in the West, Henley-on-Thames and Peppard Common in the East and Oxford, Long Hanborough, Freeland and Witney in the North, buses serve The Manor on a daily basis.

For more information and to see the routes provided please visit www.jointbus.co.uk

The Manor Car Lift Share Database

To add yourself to our Car Lift Share Database, please email for more details.

School Travel Plan

Our School Travel Plan aims to:

  • Reduce the use of cars for journeys to our school
  • Replace single-occupancy car journeys with school bus use
  • To car-share where car travel can’t be avoided

Key benefits of doing this will be:

  • A reduction in our school’s Carbon Footprint
  • Less congestion near the school
  • Fewer cars on the roads, improving road safety for all
  • Cleaner air around the school

Where Next

School Closed

In line with Government advice and in conjunction with schools up and down the country, we are very sorry that until further notice, The Manor Preparatory School is closed, although we are operating a skeleton staff at this time for children of our Key Worker families. Although our doors may be closed, our lines of communication remain very firmly open and if you have an admissions enquiry or a general school query, please use the following number 07906 848945 which will be manned between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the facility to leave a message if required. We look forward to welcoming back our children as soon as possible.