As a school we provide free transport to our current school site located in Twydall.
There are three designated school buses that are for the exclusive use of Maritime students only. These buses will pick up students from three central pick-up points within Strood and transport the students to school. Students will be dropped off at these points again at the end of the school day.
The transport is free of change and we hope this provides a safe way to travel to our school site. Students should be made aware of our Travel Code of Conduct to ensure they know and understand our expectations to keep the transport safe and enjoyable for everyone. Any inappropriate behaviour or conduct that puts the safety or welfare of others at risk, whilst wearing the Academy school uniform, will be managed in line with our behaviour policy.
Whilst staff will be on duty at the Academy site to welcome and dismiss the students at the beginning and end of the school day, we expect students and parents to be responsible for their conduct outside of the school gates as responsible citizens able to be proud of the choices they make.
Maritime Academy expects students to display the same high standards of behaviour we have come to expect in school, when using the school transport. This applies for the Free School Bus service and any other transport provided to students for trips and sports events.
In the unsupervised environment of the Free School Bus, it is possible that standards of behaviour can deteriorate, which is not acceptable.
This policy outlines the expected standards of behaviour, via a Code of Conduct and provides the possible sanctions for breaking these standards.