Paid home to school travel assistance (spare seats scheme)

For pupils who don’t qualify for free school transport.

What is paid home to school travel assistance (spare seats scheme)?

For pupils who don’t qualify for free school transport, we offer a paid transport place called spare seats scheme transport.

Travel can only be awarded where there are spare seats on school buses operating for students who qualify for statutory transport.

The cost of this place varies depending on the distance travelled.

Spare seats scheme bus passes are issued three times per year, along with route and timetable details. 

Charges 2018/19 – reception to year 13

Travelling under three miles - £117.66 per term (£352.99 per year)
Travelling over three miles - £219.27 per term (£657.83 per year)

Spare seats scheme fares for those living less than 3 miles from the school/college attended will increase to:-

2019/20 - £370.64

Spare seats scheme fares for those living more than 3 miles from the school/college attended will increase to:-

2019/20 - £690.72

How do I apply for a seat?

Applications for spare seats scheme transport commencing September 2018 can be completed using the application form

Pay an invoice

Invoices are issued three times per year in August, December and March.

You will need to enter your student ID (this is shown on the invoice as student reference).