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School Transport

Bishop Barrington School operates its home to school transport arrangements under Durham County Council’s Home to School Transport policy which, from September 2012, states:

Pupils of compulsory school age are entitled to free home to school transport to:

the nearest suitable school, if that school is more than three miles from the parental home using the shortest available walking route. Routes are measured from the centre point of a pupil’s house, or in the case of a flat from the centre point of the building, to the nearest school entrance. The courts have defined an available route as one “along which a child accompanied as necessary can walk and walk with reasonable safety to school”.

Please refer to DCC webpage HERE re further information and how to apply for concessionary seats.

Bishop Barrington School Bus Contracts

Any enquiries re seat availability on Bishop Barrington School Bus Routes please email Mrs Mckenna on

Durham County Council Bus Timetables as of Sept 2020

Contract 3182- Weardale Travel

Ramshaw, main street bus stop 07:55
Evenwood Swan Street 07:57
Evenwood Bank Top 07:59
West Auckland:
Copeland Road 08:03
Staindrop Road 08:05
Green, Club bus stop 08:07
St Helen Auckland:
Manor Road 08:09
Manor Rd bus stop opposite Old Hall
Farm Rd junction 08:11
then non stop
(run via Lambton Dr, EtherleyLane)
Arrive at stop at school gate: 08:20

Contract 3254 - Garnetts Coaches

Toft Hill:
Sportsman's Arms 07:50
Middle Stop 07:52
Shop at Toft Hill 07:53
Etherley Dog and Gun 07:55
Witton Park Royal Oak 07:58
Witton Park Park Street 08:02
Witton Park Main Street 08:04
Escomb village 08:09
Three Lane Ends 08:10
Arrive at School: 08:20

Contract 3255 - Weardale Travel

Newton Aycliffe:
St Cuth's Way/ Finchale Rd 07:22
Shafto Way/ Neville Parade 07:24
Shafto Way/ nr Central Ave 07:25
Middridge, bus stop 07:30
Jubilee Crescent 07:35
Jubilee Cres opp Rosedale 07:36
Hilsdon Drive bottom 07:38
Dale Rd/ opp Dalton Cres 07:40
Redworth Rd, Institute 07:43
Byerley Road 07:45
St John's Church, opposite 07:47
King William, stand A 07:50
Eldon, New Row 07:53
Windsor Terr 08:03
Leeholme Rd opp Hereford St 08:04
Chiltern Rd 08:06
Hambleton Rd 08:07
Collingwood St opp Greenwell Garth 08:09
Church St 08:10
Drop off at bus stop outside school 08:23