Transport

Students may travel to school by bus, cycling or walking.

Bus routes 1, 2 and 3 are operated by John Taylor Free School and places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please contact the school directly for more information

There are public service buses operated by Midland Classic across Burton and the nearest stop is Branston Church. 

If students choose to cycle, their bike must be of a roadworthy condition, have lights and students must wear a helmet.  Students must also have a suitable lock to keep their bike secure at the bike racks provided.  Please note, the school cannot be held responsible for items brought onto site.

Students may walk to school via Tatenhill or Branston.  There is a short, well lit underpass connecting the path between school and the village.

With all of these options, we discourage parents from driving students to school.  If this is essential, there is a pick up/drop off point opposite the school gate.  Under no circumstances should parents park on Branston Roach on the approach to the school.

Announcement

2021 Year 7 information coming soon...

Click here to find out how to apply for a place at JTFS.

Back to School – in a whole new way this year!

04 Sep 2020

The start of term is always exciting. New equipment, uniforms, shiny shoes, and a sense of new beginnings. This week has been a challenging start to term but a great one too. It felt like such a long...

Let's reset the sail

09 Jul 2020

After 4 months of working remotely, we are now preparing to welcome our students back into school.  It feels like a long time coming.  When we first went into lockdown, we thought it might b...

Leading By Laptop

20 May 2020

Leading by Laptop Is definitely not my style. I am a people person. I like to see people, talk to them face to face. Until last month, I only sent emails when absolutely necessary, held meetings whe...

Let's just take the next step

20 Mar 2020

As a headteacher, there are times when you are faced with challenges.  Sometimes it is about a lesson that hasn’t worked out, a set of examination results that weren’t as expected or...

We have saved you a seat...

07 Feb 2020

We have started our new recruitment round at JTFS and as I have written before, I always find it an interesting and exciting part of being a Head. The privilege of talking about the school, the commu...

365 Opportunities

14 Jan 2020

My assemblies last week were based on the theme of a new year bringing 365 new opportunities to make a difference. I was hoping to inspire the students to see this new term, new year and new decade as...

The end of an amazing first year at JTFS...what a whirlwind!

19 Jul 2019

I am sure that the clocks at JTFS go faster than in any other school!  It really doesn’t seem 5 minutes since we were preparing the building to open and now we are preparing for the last fe...

It's all change for us at JTFS

01 Jul 2019

As we plan for our final few weeks of our first year of operation at John Taylor Free School, we are conscious of the changes that lie in store for our students, their families and also our staff. W...

"Curriculum - building a love of learning with strong foundations"

30 May 2019

"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it's the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time" David Allen Coe We are often complimented on the beauty of...

The Power of the Team

11 Mar 2019

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." Henry Ford This is the quote I used when on interview for my job as Head of School. It is one that...