Bus Routes 2023-2024

Change to Barnsley Academy Bus Services

As an Academy, we are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint and supporting environmental sustainability. Our ultimate aim is to become carbon neutral in the next 18 months. In addition, we want to make sure that we are always using funds wisely to ensure maximum value for public money with as much of it as possible invested directly in supporting student learning.

When reviewing the bus services that we currently provide as an Academy, it became apparent that some changes were required to enable us to continue to fulfil both our environmental and financial responsibilities, whilst still supporting students with transport where we can. From September 2023, the existing 482 and 481 services will therefore be merged and will run as a single double-decker bus service with an amended route plan. The new 481 route and timetable will be as follows:

Morning Route: Worsbrough Bridge > Barnsley Academy

Ship Inn Worsbrough > Vernon Road > Mount Vernon Road > Sheffield Road > Harbrough Hill Road > Burton Road > Pontefract Road > Grange Lane > Doncaster Road > Saltersbrook Road > Nanny Marr Road > Barnsley Road > Doncaster Road > Hunningley Lane > Birk Avenue > Farm Road > Barnsley Academy.

Afternoon Route: Barnsley Academy > Worsbrough Bridge

Barnsley Academy > Farm Road > Birk Avenue > Hunningley Lane > Doncaster Road > Barnsley Road > Nanny Mar Road > Saltersbrook Road > Doncaster Road > Grange Lane > Pontefract Road > Burton Road > Harborough Hill Road > Sheffield Road > Mount Vernon Road > Vernon Road.

481 Morning Route


481: Morning Timetable

Bus Stop Location


START: Ship Inn, Worsbrough Bridge


Ward Green Cross Roads


Rose and Crown


Monk Bretton, Burton Road/Thoresby Avenue


West Green, Burton Road/Hope Street


Lundwood, Pontefract Road/Vincent Road


Cundy Cross, Pontefract Road/Trueman Terrace 


Ardsley, Doncaster Road/St Paul’s Parade


Darfield, Saltersbrook Road/Edderthorpe Lane


Darfield, Barnsley Road/North Street


Ardsley Doncaster Road/St Paul’s Parade


FINISH: Kendray, Barnsley Academy




481 Afternoon Route


481: Afternoon Timetable

Bus Stop Location


Kendray, Barnsley Academy


Ardsley, Doncaster Road


Darfield, Saltersbrook Road/Edderthorpe Lane


Darfield, North Road


Cundy Cross, Pontefract Road/Roger Road


Monk Bretton, Burton Road


Barnsley, Alhambra Roundabout


Rose and Crown Mount Vernon Road


Ward Green, Cross Road


Ship Inn, Worsbrough Bridge


Please Note:

  • The bus service will no longer start and finish at Birdwell. Students needing to travel from Birdwell by bus would therefore need to catch the No.66 bus service to Sheffield Road and then walk to the Academy. See schedule here: No.66 Bus Timetable
  • The revised service will no longer travel down Doncaster Road between Taylor Row and Stairfoot Roundabout, students needing to travel from this area by bus would need to catch the No.6 Kendray bus service, which runs every 20 to 25 minutes. See schedule here: No.6 Bus Timetable

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