Posted on behalf of Wiltshire Transport

School transport and face coverings 

Where your son / daughter can, they should wear a face covering if they are over 11 years old whist on school transport. There is no requirement for primary aged pupils or children who are exempt to wear one, although it is strongly recommended. If travelling by public bus a face covering must be worn if your son / daughter is over 11 years old.

It is the responsibility of the parents and students to make sure they wear a face covering. Drivers are not responsible for enforcing face coverings, neither are we encouraging them to challenge students.

Please have a closer look at the FAQs on our website for more detail regarding home to school transport.

You can also read our recent press release on this:

Thank you

Kind regards

Simon White

Senior Technical & Contracts Officer,

Passenger Transport

Communities & Neighbourhood

Wiltshire Council



Dear Parent,

Further to my email on the 25th August concerning the re-timing of the Southwick/Westwood bus to St Laurence due to the new traffic lights within the Town.

I am pleased to inform you that the removal of the traffic lights on Bradford Town bridge has helped significantly with traffic flow through the town and as a result, the Beeline coach is now arriving too early at the school so I am now pleased to inform you that from Monday 14th September, the Beeline Coach B3111 will revert to its normal timetable.

The new times as follows:

Southwick, Church 0735

Southwick, Hoopers Pool 0737

Wingfield, The Poplars 0745

Wingfield, Frome Rd 0746

Lower Westwood, New Inn 0750

Westwood Turning circle 0753

Westwood Post Office 0755

BOA, Elms Cross 0800

St Laurence School 0825

I’m sure this news will be welcomed by all especially as the pupils are they faced with new school practices and routines at school.

Kind regards,

Simon White

Senior Technical & Contracts Officer

Passenger Transport

Communities & Neighbourhood



Following a successful start to the school year for our Year 7 and Year 12 students yesterday, we are delighted that all year groups are joining them and welcome them back to school today, Friday 4th September.

Thank you to our hardworking site team, senior team and all staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the last few months to ensure as safe and smooth a return as possible for our school community at St Laurence.


We are delighted to welcome our new Year 7 students to St Laurence. We have lots of exciting activities planned to help them feel welcome and settle into our school community.

We are also very happy to welcome back our Year 12 students into Sixth Form. We hope you all have a wonderful, positive start to this new school year.