School Transport

There are a number of different bus services operating to and from Magdalen College School. The services are required to pick-up and set-down passengers as per the Service Routes outlined below.

Pupils need to have their bus passes with them at all times and need to show them when requested.

NCC School Transport

Cheney Coaches: Routes BW 4, 5, 6, 7

For information on NCC school transport please click NCC School Transport

Other Services

Stagecoach: Route 80 and X80 with non-concessionary to Buckingham

Langston & Tasker: To Westbury/Turweston (Bus Pass via your County Council)

The Bus Companies try their best to make sure buses arrive on time but occasionally there will be unavoidable delays. Their advice is that in the mornings pupils should wait 30 minutes from the time the bus is due before walking home. Although pupils will arrive late for school this will prevent a whole day being missed unnecessarily.


All applications to NCC have to be made via this website - NCC School Transport

When you reach the part of the application that requires the route please enter 555 and for the stop please enter HOME.

For Post 16 Travel assistance please go to this website: Post 16 Transport



Snow Closure Procedure

Despite snow being forecast during winter months, please be assured that a decision to close our school would only be made in exceptional circumstances and we never anticipate closure.

In the unlikely event of closure we will always try to give parents as much notice as possible. The most reliable source of information is the school website. We will also inform local radio stations. In addition, we have a school system which enables us to send text messages and emails to parents/carers. Experience suggests that this is not always reliable at times of high demand on mobile networks and demands are greater when travel arrangements are disrupted.

We will liaise with our bus and coach operators but parents / carers are advised that delays are sometimes inevitable due to traffic and weather disruption.

If for safety reasons we have to decide on closure part way through a school day because of deteriorating conditions we will update the website and use the text/email system to inform parents. Please discuss arrangements with your child to ensure that they are clear about where to go and how to communicate with you in the event of early closure.

If your child is unable to attend school due to the weather conditions please contact the absence lines in the usual way.

Regardless of weather conditions public examinations are never rescheduled.