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From the start of term in September 2018, Horseman Coaches will be running a new bus service from Shinfield and Lower Earley to Bulmershe School. The new service will be known as the W983 and will replace the W162 (Horseman Coaches) service and the 983 (Reading Buses) service. The service will only operate during school times. All children who continue to be eligible for transport from September 2018 and are currently assigned to either the W162 or the 983 will receive a letter in the post from the Council detailing the time and location of pick up points. Parents of all other children wishing to use this service should contact Horseman Coaches directly to purchase period passes. Daily fares will be available from the driver for those wishing to purchase daily tickets.

The vehicles on this new service will be one of Horseman’s 74 seater coaches, which includes CCTV and seatbelts on-board.

For further information on the route and timetable, please view Horseman Coaches website or contact Horseman Coaches directly 0118 975 3811. The timetable is also published below.


Buses to Bulmershe School are operated by Reading Buses, the largest bus operator in Reading. For information on bus routes, times and fares please visit our dedicated transport website at Here you will be able to search for your closest bus stop using your postcode. You can also use this website to contact Reading Buses if you have any questions, comments or complaints about the bus services provided for Bulmershe School.

The school is also served by the Orange 13 and 14 services that run along Wokingham Road from Central Reading, and then through Woodley. All buses stop at either Bulmershe Sports Centre (on the main road at the front of the school) or from the bus stop inside the school grounds - check your timetable for more details.

Normal Reading Buses fares apply on all the bus services at Bulmershe. This includes an option to purchase an academic year bus pass, which is also valid on other Reading Buses services as well (including in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays). To purchase a bus pass, please go to

If you have any queries about the buses that serve Bulmershe School, please use the "Contact Us" form available at You can also telephone Reading Buses directly on 0118 959 4000.


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