Apply to pay for school transport

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Please refer the to the Home to School Transport Policy for the school year you want transport to start, and the Home to School Transport Code of Conduct for further information before applying.

Please Note - before submitting an application for a fare paying seat on one of our bus routes please email to check if there is available space or check the 'Available Routes' web page.

Please note - applications received after 1 August may not be processed before the start of the new academic year in September, although we will do our best to ensure places are allocated as quickly as possible.

Passes can be purchased for students if they:

  • Are not already eligible for free home to school transport, and; 
  • Are seeking places on a route that has been contracted by the Royal Borough for home to school transport, and,
  • Are seeking places on a route that has spare seats, once all children or young people eligible for free home to school transport have a place, and,
  • Are attending a school or college which the home to school transport route already goes. 

Information we will need from you:

  • Student and parent/guardian contact details,
  • School the student will be attending, 
  • Date you want transport to commence, 
  • The  nearest bus stop to your home address,
  • Payment online, or
  • Low income details e.g. proof of receipt of working tax credits, Income Support or free school meals - please note - we need to see entire letters showing eligibility for working tax credit, not just single pages, if proof of low income is not attached to the application it will delay the assessment.

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