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School Transport

We are a safe and reliable company with vehicle maintenance a priority. Our drivers are enhanced CRB checked therefore passing any risk assessments compulsory to your school/college for your Private Hire requirements.

We operate some vehicles that are compliant with the LEZ - London Low Emission Zone.

We operate Private School & College Contracts as well as Service Routes 716 & 223. Our 716 service operates from Hedingham, Halstead to Colchester Lexden Road, whiclst our 223 Route operates from Braintree to Halstead and Hedingham. Termly passes are available. If you require further information regarding any of the above transport please contact the Office on: 01376 320501.

Please follow us on Facebook for upto date route information due to adverse weather,traffic delays or School Closures.

We operate an message ALERT system via our Shuttle ID service for updates on School bus transport due to adverse weather,traffic delays or School Closures. If you would like to be added to this texting service please contact the Flagfinder Office on 01376 320501.


School transport: Using school transport: guidance for parents - Essex County Council

School term and holiday dates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


156Shuttle ID Passes

Please ensure you have your QR-Code ready for boarding.

All ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER, STATING THAT YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN CAN TRAVEL ON THEIR SPECIFIC ROUTE.  Please do not throw this letter away as it is a temporary pass and proof of travel.  Essex county passes will be issued later in the month, once all data has been received.

Road Closures 

Transport update - HRS B Route. Station road is closed for 3 weeks from the 24th of  June/12th of July.  The bus will turn around at the Flitch Green, Baynards Avenue before coming back through Felsted to continue its journey to the school. This shouldn’t affect the picks up times in the Morning but will slightly delay the drop off times. We will monitor the timings and adjust accordingly if needed. Apologies for this inconvenience.

Please click link for more info. https://one.network/?tmi=GB30918200

General Info:
  • Please ensure you are in place at you stop at least five minutes before the departure time.
  • Please refer to our Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding delays. Roads and school closures.
  • Behaviour: Responsible behaviour when travelling on school buses is of paramount importance. It is imperative that all students observe the conduct expectations set out by Flagfinders, particularly regarding the seating areas assigned to specific year groups.
  • Incidents on school transport will be dealt with in liaison with the Local Education Authority, schools and Flagfinders and could include in a verbal reprimand, a letter to parents, a fixed term ban from school transport or a permanent ban from school transport.
  • Lost Property, For all lost property outside of office hours 0800 - 1730 please e-mail office@flagfnders.com. Please include, what School route or private hire you were on, where on the vehicle the item was left and a description of the item. We hope to get back to you within a 24hr period.
School Timetables We require all students to arrive 5 minutes before the designated pick up time!
Helena Romanes School Route Timetables
Ramsey Academy School Route Timetables
Rickstones Academy Route Timetable
Rickstones Academy XM0039
Newhall School Route Timetable
Newhall School Route 64 -Sible Hedingham/Gosfield/Braintree/White Courts/Gt Leighs
223 Service Route Timetable
This route services Hedingham School via Braintree/High Garrett/Halstead/Sible Hedingham.
716 Service Route Timetable
This route services schools on Lexden Road Colchester.Castle/Sible Hedingham/Gosfield/Halstead/Earls Colne/ Eight Ash Green.
Notley High School Route Timetable
Notley High School/6th Form/Rayne/Gt Notley Village
Ridgewell Primary School Route Timetable
Ridgewell Primary School YM0002 This service is operated by us on behalf of ACME Transport
Steeple Bumpstead Primary School Route Timetable
Steeple Bumpstead Primary School YM0002 This service is operated by us on behalf of ACME Transport
Tabor Academy Route Timetable
Tabor Academy T1 WM0006 This service is operated by us on behalf of ACME Transport
Colchester Prep-High School Route Timetables
We operate 2 routes on behalf of Colchester High School. Please contact the school for ticket availability.