Transport

In the afternoon, all school buses returning from Graeme High School load at the bus loading bays at the town center side of the school. For their own safety and that of others, pupils must promptly and carefully obey the instructions of the senior staff who supervise the bus queues from 2.45pm and 3.35pm, depending on the school finish time.

Transport for Primary and Secondary School Children (Excluding Placing Requests)

Free school transport is provided to and from your home address to your child’s catchment school if they are distance entitled. Falkirk Council operate a more generous distance entitlement policy than required by law.

Distance entitled children are:

  • All children under 8 years of age who live one mile or over from their catchment school by the nearest available safe walking route*.
  • All children 8 years of age or over who live two miles or over from their catchment school by the nearest available safe walking route*.

 *Note – a “safe walking route” assumes that the pupil is accompanied by a responsible adult.

Concessions, details of times of operation, criteria and application forms are available from the Transport Planning Unit within Falkirk Council. Tel: 01324 504724 / 504966. 

For more information go to— http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/schools-education/school-life/school-transport.aspx

Pickup points

Where home to school transport is provided, some pupils will require to walk a reasonable distance from home to the transport pick-up point but this should not exceed the authority’s agreed limit of 1 mile.  Details can be found by clicking the bus timetable link at http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/places/schools-nurseries/secondary-schools/graeme-high-school.aspx

It is the parent's responsibility to make sure that their child arrives at the pickup point on time and behaves in a safe and acceptable manner while boarding, travelling in and leaving the vehicle. Children who misbehave can lose their right to home to school transport.  Misbehaviour on school transport can cause a risk to the safety of all passengers being transported as well as other road users and pedestrians. 

All students must:

  • Remain seated when the vehicle is in motion and wear a seatbelt if one is available.
  • Never distract the driver, touch the vehicle door controls or interfere with any emergency equipment unless an emergency occurs.

In the event of misbehaviour, pupils may be banned from school transport, in which case parents will be responsible for getting them to/from school.