A262 Biddenden Road – Important Information

A262 Biddenden Road – Important Information

Until Sunday 1 September the A262 Biddenden Road is closed where it meets the A28. This will have an impact on the following buses/coaches for Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30.

  1. ARRIVA 12 from Maidstone. This bus will turn right at Woolpack Corner Biddenden and then take the Cranbrook road into Tenterden town centre. The bus will stop at the Vine in the town and then make its way to Homewood school where it will drop the students off at the lower road. After the school day, the students on this bus will board at the lower road with all of the other buses and not outside the mansion gate. Please note that this bus will have to be a single decker to run on this changed route and that will reduce the number able to get on the bus. Usually a single decker will suffice on this route but we cannot be certain, as this is a public service. We will do our best to ensure that year 7 students get priority travelling home. Parents might wish to bring their children in if they have any concerns.
  2. Clarkes – Smarden 1 from Pluckley station, HS28 from Bethersden, A and B from Biddenden. These will also turn right at the Woolpack Corner and then follow that route all the way into school. Please note there may be a late arrival into school.
  3. Carrs Coaches – via Egerton, Charing Heath, Charing, Pluckley and Smarden. They will follow the same route as the others above. They also have a diversion at Tile Lodge Road in Charing Heath.

With all of these buses/coaches there is the possibility of late arrival and also car transport will be subject to delays and particularly at school times. In view of this we would kindly ask that all students apart from year 7’s arriving late should make their way to their tutor base on Thursday 29th where they will remain for period 1. Year 7 students should please make their way to the sports hall.