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Getting to our school

The school serves a catchment area of 233 square kilometres (90 square miles) and the majority of the students travel to and from the school by bus or coach.

Within Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council provides free transport or bus passes to all students living more than 4.8km from the college but within the normal catchment area. Students living less than 4.8km (3 miles) of the college must pay, unless the council agrees that the route to the normal area school is dangerous for a child to undertake on foot. Transport arrangements are dealt with by Derbyshire County Council (tel: 01629 536739). Please contact them if you have any queries. Further details are available on the Derbyshire County Council website.

From Sheffield

There are a number of buses that run (either by First South Yorkshire or Hulleys of Baslow) from Sheffield to Hope Valley College. These are:

  • 256, 257 (Bakewell - Sheffield)
  • 271, 272 (Sheffield - Castleton)

A weekly ChildFirstWeek (First South Yorkshire)/Hope Valley Student Hopper (Hulleys) ticket is available to purchase for £8.50 per week, with the production of a valid South Yorkshire concession card (a Zoom card) for proof of age. 

Current transport services:

Timetables for bus services to and from school from September 2022 are available to download below:

Bus Operator Details:
  • First South Yorkshire: 0345 6460707.
  • Hulley’s: contact is Jill on 01246 582246.
  • Andrew's: contact is Donna on 01298 871222. 
  • TM Private Service: contact 01298 812148 (run by parents).
  • Bentley Coaches: 01298 74605.

If you want to set up your own transport solution please contact us to discuss further. We may be able to put you in touch with other parents who have gone through this process.

Telephone: 01433 620555 or email:

Local Authority transport information

To find out more about the transport options available to you please view this information from Derbyshire County Council.