Route Optimisation

We work to understand your school’s requirements, then review your current transport provision, to identify optimisation opportunities to achieve your specific goals.

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Delivering on Your Needs

Schools often come to us with specific goals for their transport provision. Elements that they want to change, enhance or improve. These vary by school, but often include:

  • Reducing cost
  • Reducing administration time
  • Addressing safeguarding concerns
  • Improving parent communication
  • Improving pupil experience
  • Reducing emissions

With our Route Optimisation Services, we start with your priorities – whatever they are. Identifying what you want to achieve before we think about how to tackle the challenge.

Gathering Data

We then set to work, gathering a range of important inputs. These include historic data such as financial commitments, current data such as your routes and fleet composition, and bespoke data, including carrying out a tailored parent survey.

The focus of this data deep-dive enables us to fully understand your transport provision, before we move on to identify opportunities for improvement.

Your Route Optmisation Plan

Using rigorous modelling technology, coupled with our extensive experience of school transportation, we develop a detailed Route Optimisation Plan to deliver against your original goals.

This plan addresses broad themes, as well as the granular detail, including:

  • 3-year financial projections
  • 3-year emissions projections
  • Total size of fleet
  • Size of vehicle per route
  • Specific routing of vehicles
  • Pricing strategy

Implementation

With an agreed Route Optimisation Plan in place, the next step is implementation. We are happy to work with your current operators to deliver the upgraded service, or to provide a fully managed Home-To-School service on your behalf. We are also able to deliver in-day transportation via our Games, Fixtures & Trips services.

We are proud to say that our case studies show the huge benefits schools experience from implementing our Route Optimisation Plans. A London Prep school needed to cut costs – we saved them £125,000/year.​ A Welsh independent school wanted to cut emissions – we helped them cut 32 million grams of CO2 per year​. Whatever you need to achieve, we can work with you to help you achieve it.

What Next?

If you would like to have a conversation about reviewing your school’s transport, contact us to find out more.

Do you need help…

  • reviewing your routes?
  • improving efficiency?
  • managing costs?
  • enhancing safeguarding?