Getting to College


Both campuses at SSFC are perfectly located in Shrewsbury to be able to easily access all the transport hubs.

Please read our Transport Information leaflet for 2016-17 here which details the various options available to you to get to college and then continue to read below.

College Buses

From September 2016 the college will be running bus services on a number of different routes.

The buses will be running from Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Powys (Llandloes), Telford and Whitchurch / Market Drayton

Information on times, timetables and how to secure a place for September, please complete the relevant application form from the list below:

College Bus Forms

Bridgnorth College Bus Application Form (pdf)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (176 KB)
Bridgnorth College Bus Application Form (MS Word)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (305 KB)
Ludlow College Bus Application Form (pdf)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (93 KB)
Ludlow College Bus Application Form (MS Word)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (303 KB)
Powys College Bus Application Form (pdf)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (93 KB)
Powys College Bus Application Form (MS Word)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (307 KB)
Telford College Bus Application Form (pdf)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (91 KB)
Telford College Bus Application Form (MS Word)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (305 KB)
Whitchurch & Market Drayton College Bus Application Form (pdf)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (95 KB)
Whitchurch & Market Drayton College Bus Application Form (MS Word)          Updated: 24/05/2016     (305 KB)

The completed form should then be sent to STUDENT SERVICES, Shrewsbury College, London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PR.  You will be informed if it has been possible to reserve a place on the bus as soon as possible.

If your household income is below £26000 a year you will be eligible to apply for a 16-19 Bursary Award and your bus pass will be purchased from this fund by the college. It is important to ensure that you submit your bursary application by 3rd August if you would like transport to be in place for the start of term.

Payment

If you will be paying privately for the pass, please send a cheque to  STUDENT SERVICES, Shrewsbury College, London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PR before the start of term in September. Payments can be made in 3 equal termly instalments.

If you have any queries regarding college buses, please call Student Services on 01743 342 322

Travel by Public Transport

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is easily accessible by public transport. Hundreds of our students travel to and from college on the local bus and train services. Many local bus routes stop near both campuses and both the Bus Station and Railway Station are just a short walk away. Use ‘Journey Planner’ on  www.nationalrail.co.uk to plan your own college journeys.

Alternatively, you can use Traveline.

ARRIVA Trains Wales

Arriva Trains

ARRIVA Trains Wales Prices Autumn Term 2016          Updated: 16/06/2016     (15 KB)
ARRIVA Trains Wales Application Form 2016-17          Updated: 16/06/2016     (650 KB)

Travel by Bike

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is very well served by cycle routes from many parts of the town. Shrewsbury has been a Cycling Demonstration Town since 2008 and many off road and quiet residential road routes are available. Cycle Shrewsbury has produced a cycle map and guide which details all of the cycle/walking routes in the area. Copies of the map are free and are available from the College or from www.cycleshrewsbury.co.uk

  • Cycle route planning ~ You can find your best cycle route to college by using the journey planner on the Cycle Shrewsbury website (www.cycleshrewsbury.co.uk)
  • Plan your journey section ~ Just enter your home postcode and then the college’s postcode – SY1 1RX for Welsh Bridge Campus and SY2 6AA for English Bridge Campus and the tool will calculate your route. You can choose the quietest, quickest or most recreational route! Instructions are very detailed, so it is often simpler to print off the map of the suggested route.
  • Cycle Storage ~ There is storage for 100 bikes at college and students and staff are invited to make use of these facilities. Bicycles should be securely padlocked and are brought to college at your own risk. We suggest they are insured under your household policy.

If you have any queries about travelling to college that are not answered by any of the information on this page, please contact Samantha Jones. Please quote ‘TRANSPORT QUERY’ in the subject area of the email when communicating with anyone in college about Transportation issues.