Students travel to Giles Academy in one of three ways: parents own transport, service buses (these now offer Smart cards as a way to pay) or Giles Bus Service.
If you live within three miles of the school, then you are required to provide your own transport method. This is usually by car, bike, walking or if you live on a bus route there may be a service bus, however you will have to pay.
Free transport is offered to those students who live more than three miles from Giles Academy and more than three miles from any other secondary school but you must live within our catchment area, the cut off points presently fall within Fishtoft, Friskney and Sibsey. Please see the Lincolnshire Council’s DTA Map to confirm whether you may be entitled to free transport and if so, you should apply for this through the LCC website.
The Giles Bus Service is organised by the school for the benefit of students in the Boston and Skegness area who have chosen to attend Giles Academy. The Giles Bus Service operates a pay in advance system, with the choice of two payment methods:-
Yearly – one large payment, £636 for September 2018
Termly – three payments of £212 spread over the year in July, December and March.
Applications for the Giles Bus Service are usually made during the intake process of new Year 7 students. Mid year applications for the Giles Bus Service can be made verbally with the school and a bus seat will only be allocated if there is availability.
Sixth Form Transport
For students who attend Giles Sixth Form, the transport cost to use our Giles Bus Service is £570 which is in line with Lincolnshire County Council post 16 transport. This can be paid either in a lump sum or three termly payments of £190 in July, December and March.