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The Academy has a wide catchment area so a large number of our students travel several miles. The Academy bus operators are Stagecoach Bus Co and First Group Doncaster.

Please find below details of the bus routes and times from catchment locations:

First Bus will release their new timetable approximately 2 weeks before the start of the 2020 Academic year. Please check the First Bus timetables for possible changes to these routes. 

Balby Students

First Number 10 - Before School  (Doncaster to Rotherham)

Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange 8:05am
Balby Road  
Sandford Road  
Tickhill Road  
Alverley Lane  
Springwell Lane/Springwell Gdns 8:15am
The Broadway/Broomhouse Lane 8:20am
Roberts Road  
Tait Avenue  (STWA Stop) 8:26am
(to Rotherham Interchange)  

First Number 10 - After School  (Rotherham to Doncaster)

(from Rotherham Interchange) 2:27pm
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy  
Edlington Lane/Thomson Ave 3:17pm
Roberts Road  
Broomhouse Lane 3:24pm
Balby, Warde Ave/Aldham Rd 3:28pm
Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange 3:40pm

Cawthornes 410 - Before School Balby to STWA

Location Monday - Friday
Sandford Rd/Balby Rd 8:02am
Tickhill Rd  
Alverley Lane/Springwell Lane 8:05am
Broomhouse Lane  
Roberts Road  
Tait Ave  
STWA site 8:15am

Cawthornes 410 - After School STWA to Balby

Location Monday - Friday
STWA Site 2:45pm
Tait Ave  
Roberts Road  
Broomhouse Lane  
Alverley Lane/Springwell Lane 2:54pm
Tickhill Road  
Sandford Road/Grange Ave 2:57pm

Please note that the number to ring to enquire about property left on a First Bus is (01709) 566000.

Braithwell Students

First Number 10 - Before School  (Rotherham to Doncaster)

(from Rotherham Interchange) 7:25am
Braithwell, Red Lion 8:21am
Edlington Lane, Asda 8:27am

First Number 16 - After School  (Doncaster to Rotherham)

(from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange)  
Edlington, Hilltop 3:26pm
Braithwell, Red Lion 3:33pm

Please note that the number to ring to enquire about property left on a First Bus is (01709) 566000.

Tickhill, Loversall and Wadworth Students

Stagecoach 552 - Before School  (Tickhill to Edlington)

  From 02.09.2020
Tickhill, Rotherham Road/Friars Lane 7:33am
Market Place  
Sunderland Street  
Tickhill, Alderson Drive/Beech Avenue 7:38am
Common Lane  
Doncaster Road  
Wadworth Main Street
(opposite White Hart)
Wadworth Hill  
Loversall, Bubup Hill/Pear Tree Mews 7:49am
Balby, Plantation Rd/Whisperwood Drive 7:55am
Tickhill Road  
Balby, Springwell Lane/Springwell Gardens 8:00am
Edlington Lane  
Tait Avenue  
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy 8:10am

Stagecoach 552 - After School  (Edlington to Tickhill)

  Normal School Day For After School Clubs
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy 2:35pm 3:35pm
Tait Avenue    
Edlington Lane    
Balby Springwell Lane/Walpole Close 2:41pm 3:41pm
Balby Plantation Rd/Whisperwood Drive 2:47pm 3:47pm
Loversall, Bubup Hill/Skipwith Close 2:50pm 3:50pm
Wadworth, Main St/ Ratten Row 2:53pm 3:53pm
Tickhill, Alderson Drive/Beech Avenue 3:03pm 4:03pm
Sunderland Street    
Market Place    
Tickhill, Rotherham Road/Friars Lane 3:07pm 4:07pm

First Bus 415 - Doncaster to Edlington (Not open to the public)

Location Monday to Friday (Term Time Only)
Doncaster Interchange 7:48am
Warmsworth, Cecil Hotel 8:03am
Edlington, Hatter Dr  
STWA Site 8:15am

Traffic and Car Parking on Site
So that we keep our students safe we have had to place restrictions on traffic on the Academy site. The car park is reserved for Academy staff and visitors / parents / carers who have appointments only. It is out of bounds for all students, including sixth form, who have separate parking facilities at the swimming pool.

The disabled car parking bays are for blue badge holders only.

We ask parents not to drive into the car park at the beginning or end of the Academy day and also at lunch time to pick students up as they will not be able to access this part of the Academy site.

Walking & Cycling to the Academy
We encourage walking or cycling to the Academy. This helps our students to stay active and adopt a healthy lifestyle, and it helps to reduce the traffic at the Academy. The Academy provides covered cycle racks for those students who wish to cycle.