Code of Good Conduct
For Students Travelling to Mainstream schools and Colleges
The Objective: Adherence to the code of good
conduct will ensure that travelling on transport is a safe and
pleasant experience for everyone and reduces risks for students,
drivers and members of the public.
1: Wait until the bus stops before trying to board or
2: Have your bus pass ready to show the driver.
3: Be polite and courteous to the driver and treat other passengers
4: Whilst travelling: remain seated, do not stand on stairways or
the platform and do not obstruct others.
5: Put your belongings in a safe place – do not block the
6: Do not distract the driver.
7: Do not tamper with emergency exits or windows.
8: Do not throw things around or out of the bus.
9: Smoking, eating or drinking are not permitted.
10: Bullying, vandalism, bad language and unruly behaviour will not
be tolerated and could lead to exclusion from transport.
11: Leave the bus clean and tidy.
12: Comply with safety instructions given by the driver and/or
13: Bedford Borough Council reserves the right to issue warnings
and/or bannings to students whose behaviour is deemed to put
themselves or others at risk or causes offence.
Pupils enter a commitment with Bedford Borough Council not to
act in a manner which causes or is likely to cause harassment,
alarm or inconvenience to other transport users.
Pupils also understand that breaching the code of good conduct
may result in their right to travel being reviewed.
If a driver is distracted an accident could occur.
The driver is there to ensure that everyone has a safe
journey. If pupils do not follow the code of conduct and
their behaviour endangers themselves, other passengers or the
driver, a pupils’ right to travel may be reviewed. In such
instances parents would then be responsible for ensuring that their
children get to school.