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

Bus route 1  or route 2 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 is a public service bus operated by Midland Classic from Queen’s Hospital to JTFS Monday – Friday, term time only.  Please contact Midland Classic for more information.

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.


Open Evening 

Monday 22nd October 6.00 - 8.00pm

Presentations are at 6.30pm, 7.00pm and 7.30pm
Seats must be booked in advance for the presentation
Click here to book


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