Minibus Routes

Downside is pleased to offer daily minibus services to and from our neighbouring towns and villages. 

Please note: Additional stops can be arranged subject to availability, timings and safety requirements.

Frome to Downside School Bath to Downside School Chewton Mendip to Downside School

Calls at:

  • Frome
  • Mells
  • Nunney Catch
  • Plus additional stops as required.

Calls at:

  • Bath
  • Radstock
  • Norton St Philip
  • Hinton Charterhouse
  • Faulkland and nearby villages
  • Plus additional stops as required.

Calls at:

  • Litton
  • Oakhill
  • Plus additional stops as required.

Click here to see the routes on a map.

New Routes…

If you are interested in minibus travel for your child, but don’t live close to one of our current routes, please contact to express your interest. We are currently considering additional routes across the region, and, in particular, from Glastonbury and Wells to the west and Yeovil to the south. 

Minibus Cost

Payable termly, the following fees apply: 

Generous sibling discounts apply: 25% for each of two concurrent pupils; and 50% off for each of three or more concurrent pupils. 

Single use journeys are charged at £6 per pupil per journey with no discount applicable.

Booking Form & Further Information 

To notify the School that you would like to reserve a place for your child on the day pupil minibus service, please complete the booking form by clicking here.

For further details and questions please contact:

Laura Cray
01761 235199

Downside School Responsibility Statement

The school remains in loco parentis and responsible for the pupils until they are collected by parents, guardians or parent-arranged transport. Pupils arriving or leaving on foot are the responsibility of the school until they leave the premises when parents assume responsibility. Pupils travelling on the school minibuses delivering day pupils to school/drop off & collection points, will remain under the care of school staff whilst on the minibus. Parents and/or guardians assume responsibility for the pupils when they are not on the school minibus, this includes the time waiting for the minibus or after they have disembarked from the minibus.