The Sixth Form College is located right next to Stoke Railway Station. Many of our staff and students travel by train and tell us how easy it is. Use ‘Journey Planner’ at www.nationalrail.co.uk to plan your own college journeys.
Alsager to Stoke – 15 minutes
Blythe Bridge to Stoke – 12 minutes
Congleton to Stoke – 16 minutes
Kidsgrove to Stoke – 10 minutes
Longton to Stoke – 6 minutes
Longport to Stoke – 5 minutes
Stafford to Stoke – 25 minutes
Stone to Stoke – 16 minutes
Uttoxeter to Stoke – 26 minutes
Hundreds of our students travel to and from College on local bus services. Many bus routes stop directly outside the College and the railway station. A useful link for bus and train travel is Traveline Midlands Journey Planner. It will show you potential routes using all forms of public transport.
Discounted travel passes are available to all students of the College. Alternatively, Local Education Authorities offer assisted travel schemes for students who meet their selection criteria. For further information please contact the Finance Desk in the Student Services Area on 01782 848736.
Bus Travel Tickets
You can purchase a First Travel Pass and Smart Travel Pass from the Finance Desk in the Student Services Area. Payments for these passes can be made by cash, cheque or debit/credit cards.
First Travel Pass
Allows unlimited travel 24 hours a day, seven days a week within the specified area of First Group Travel during the three academic terms. These passes are only accepted on FIRST BUS SERVICES. You can purchase a week pass, a month pass and a 3 month pass.
Three Monthly £162.00
First M Ticket
The Fist M Ticket can be downloaded onto your phone. Buy your ticket from the Student Finance Desk at college. Activate your ticket when you travel and show the bus driver the ticket each time you board the bus.
Three Monthly £145.00
Yearly Pass £360.00
Smart Travel Pass
This is a multi operator travel pass that allows unlimited 24 hours a day, seven days a week travel within the specified area of the Smart Ticket Scheme. The Student Smart multioperator bus ticket is ideal for you if you want or need to travel on bus services provided by more than one bus company in most parts of North Staffordshire.
Three Monthly £139.00
Under 20’s Staffordshire Card – Bus Travel for £1.30
If you are under 20 and live in Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council can offer you a card which will allow you to travel for just £1.30 on any bus journey which starts or ends in the county. So if you live and travel to and from the college from Newcastle-under-Lyme for example, you will be charged £1.30 here and £1.30 back – simply by just showing your Staffordshire Card.
It’s free to apply for so hurry and apply for yours! Call 0300 111 8000 or visit the website to find out more.
Methods Of Payment
You can pay for your Travel Pass by:
- Apple Pay
- Your parents/guardian can pay for your travel pass over the phone via credit/debit card and you can collect your pass during the day.
- You will need a passport size photo to obtain ticket travel passes.
- The prices above may be subject to change in line with provider increases.
- The prices above are only available to students of the College and are available to purchase from the Student Finance Desk.
- Travel Passes can be purchased as soon as you start your course at College.
- Travel Passes can purchased on a Friday can start on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
- Travel Passes can be used at evenings and weekends (not just for college!).
The college supports sustainable travel and encourages students and staff to select the greenest method of travel to and from the college—you can’t get much greener than by bike or on foot! The City has produced a cycle map and guide which details all of the cycle/walking routes in the area. Find out more about the official cycle paths in the area on the Cycle Map.
Covered Cycle Storage
The college has invested in covered cycle parking facilities on the campus and invites students and staff to make use of these facilities. Although the College accepts no liability for personal possessions on site, including cars and cycles, it does take seriously its commitment to try and make the site as secure as possible.
Hire a Lock
With the help of ‘Cycle Stoke’ we have now purchased a quantity of high quality shackle locks and extender cables to help secure cycles to the steel cycle bays. These locks are ‘Sold Secure’ and achieve a maximum security rating of 9. The loop ended steel cable provides extra security. These locks are available for hire from the College for a returnable deposit of £10.00 each. They do not guarantee 100% security but should act as a deterrent against potential thieves. There are also lockers available in the college for the storage of cycle equipment such as helmets.
Parking spaces, at our main campus on Leek Road, are available to students who meet our qualifying criteria. Students that don’t meet our criteria are entitled to reduced rate parking at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, which is a short and safe walk away along City Road. These passes can be purchased from Fenton Manor Reception. There will, again, be a limited number of parking spaces available for students for the academic year 2019/20. Application forms are available from reception and the website from 18th June 2018. Please complete these and return them to reception. Students who were allocated spaces last year will need to fill in another application form for 2018/19. There will be an initial minimum distance of 4 miles from home to the College.
Students can also be dropped off at the College’s drop-off point, at our main campus.