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School Transport (Years 7-11) - September 2015

posted 11 Jun 2015, 03:20 by Karen Bricknell

This information is for students in Year 6 transitioning to secondary school and all other students currently or looking to access home to school transport.

Students Eligible for Free Home to School Transport

The allocation of students to bus services will commence in July/August and students will be informed of the service they have been allocated to on the first day back in school in September. On the first morning of the new academic year, only those students who are eligible for free Home to School transport will be permitted to travel on the school bus without a Scholars Term Ticket. 

The new Home to School Transport Policy and the new Post-16 Transport Statement which both come into effect from September 2015 can be found on the Council’s website:

If you are unsure as to whether or not your child is eligible for free transport, please email School Admissions: for clarification.

For the latest Home to School Transport information, please visit the Council’s School Transport webpage: where timetabled service information will be available. The webpage will be updated with bus service arrangements for the new academic year around mid-August. Further information can be obtained from the Transport Team via email: or by telephone: 823780. 

Students Applying for Spare Seat Transport

Parents/Guardians of students who are not eligible for free Home to School Transport and would like to purchase a spare seat on a contracted Home to School bus service should contact the Council contact centre on 823780 or visit the Council School Transport webpage to complete an online application form for a Spare Seat Scholars Term Ticket.

The opening date for spare seat applications is 1st July 2015. Please be aware that the number of spare seats is limited and submitting an application does not guarantee a seat. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please ensure you make an application as soon as possible on or after 1st July 2015.

The Transport Team will review all applications mid-late August to ascertain if a spare seat can be allocated and you will be contacted shortly after.

The cost of a Spare Seat Scholars Term Ticket is payable for the full term or half term in advance. Please see below for the payment options available.

Full term       


Half term


Full term AM or PM only


Half term AM or PM only