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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 2021 Academic year. Please check the First Bus timetables for possible changes to these routes. 

Balby Students

Stagecoach 410 - Before School Balby to STWA

Location Monday - Friday
Woodfield Plantation (The Maple Tree) 8:02am
Tickhill Rd/Alverley Lane 8:05am
Broomhouse Lane  
Roberts Road  
Tait Ave  
STWA site 8:15am

Route: Plantation Road, Woodfield Way, Tickhill Road, Cross Street, Hall Flat Lane, Springwell Lane, Broomhouse Lane, Roberts Road, Tait Ave, STWA Bus Park

Stagecoach 410 - After School STWA to Balby

Location Monday - Friday
STWA Site 2:45pm
Tait Ave  
Roberts Road  
Broomhouse Lane  
Tickhill Rd 2:54pm
Whisperwood Drive 2:56pm

Route: STWA Bus Park, Tait Ave, Roberts Road, Broomhouse Lane, Springwell Lane, Hall Flat Lane, Laurel Terrace, Warmsworth Road, Cross Street, Tickhill Road, Woofield Way, Plantation Road

The previous 410a service is now covered by the 410 service above

First Bus 415 - Before School Doncaster to STWA

Location Monday - Friday
Doncaster Frenchgate 7:48am
Warmsworth, Edlington Lane/Sheffield Road 8:03am
Edlington, Tait Ave/STWA Site 8:15am
First Bus 415 - After School STWA to Doncaster
Location Monday - Friday
Edlington Tait Ave/STWA Site 2:41pm
Balby, Warmsworth Road/Ivamhoe Road 2:54pm
Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange 3:06pm
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
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
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy 2:45pm
Tait Avenue  
Edlington Lane  
Loversall, Bubup Hill/Skipwith Close 3pm
Wadworth, Main St/ Ratten Row 3:03pm
Tickhill, Alderson Drive/Beech Avenue 3:13pm
Sunderland Street  
Market Place  
Tickhill, Rotherham Road/Friars Lane 3:17pm

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.