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A chartered fleet of safe, modern buses provides transport to and from school.  This service is provided for Kindergarten through to Grade 12 students at no additional charge.  For safety reasons, Pre-School children may not use these buses but must be transported to and from school by their parents.

Bus routes are established by the School Administrators and officials of the bus company.  There are designated pick-up and drop-off points.  Drivers are authorised to stop at official points only.  Buses depart from the campus at 3:10pm each day.

There are no buses following after-school activities; parents are responsible for the prompt collection of their children at the end of the activity.

If a student is to ride a bus other than his/her assigned bus, an email should be sent to the Transport Co-ordinator (rfalconer@isa.aberdeen.sch.uk) no later than 9:00am on the day of the request; for Elementary students, the respective teacher should be copied on the email.  If there are any problems or concerns, please contact the Transport Co-ordinator.

School Transport Rules

Outwith any legal responsibilities, the main reason for flagging up these specific points is to ensure the safe transportation of all our students to and from ISA.

1. If you have to cross the road after getting off the bus, wait for it to move away first. In the UK, school transport does not have the same protection/priorities that are applicable in other countries, eg other transport is allowed to overtake a stationary school bus. Therefore, it is imperative that students can see traffic approaching from both directions before attempting to cross.
2. Find a seat quickly and quietly without pushing.
3. Wait until the bus has stopped completely before getting up to leave.
4. Arrive on time at pick-up point and wait for the bus away from the kerb.
5. Don’t push or rush towards the bus when it arrives.
6. Stay seated when the bus is moving and always wear a seatbelt. Seatbelts are to be used at all times on the buses and remain in place until the bus stops at the School or when it reaches the drop-off points in the afternoon. Drivers have reported that despite being told, some children are declining to wear their seatbelts. That leaves them and the driver vulnerable. Please pass this message on to your child / children.
7. Make sure your bags do not block gangways and exits, or take up seats.
8. Only speak to the driver when he/she is not driving, or in an emergency. Distracting the driver can be very dangerous.
9. Never throw things or play about on the bus, never throw things out of bus windows.
10. Remember to take all belongings with you when you leave the bus, except in an emergency when you should leave these behind.
11. Take care if returning to the bus after getting off as the driver may be ready to pull away.
12. All students from Kindergarten up to grade 5 must be met by a Parent/Guardian. Drivers are instructed to keep any child not met by adult on the bus and return them to school after completing their route.
13. During winter months, when clocks go back, and you will be travelling to and from the School in the dark, extra care should be taken on icy footpaths and roads when children are walking to and from the school buses and getting on and off the bus. The bus steps could be slippery with ice. Sensible footwear with a good grip should be worn. Hi-vis and bright clothing should be considered.

Bus Routes


BusRoute and Areas served
1Netherley - Maryculter - Milltimber
2Stonehaven – Portlethen – Great Western Road
3Banchory - Drumoak - Peterculter
4Westhill
5Inverurie – Kingswells – Queens Den – Springfield
6Hilton – Kings Gate – West End
7Cults – Woodlands – Airyhall 
8York Street – Countesswells - Woodlands

Downloads and Contact

Transport CoordinatorEmail
Parking And Drop Off InformationDownload

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