Paid home to school travel assistance (spare seats scheme)

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

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 traveled.

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

Charges 2019/20 – reception to year 13

  • Travelling under three miles – £123.54 (£370.64 per year)
  • Travelling over three miles – £230.24 (£690.72 per year)

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

2020/21 - £378.00

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

2020/21 - £705.00

How do I apply for a seat?

Applications for spare seats scheme transport commencing September 2019 can be completed using the application form (docx format, 71Kb)

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).