School Transport

Privilege Seat Scheme

Service Update

Privilege Seats - Academic Year 2019/20

Please be aware that due to COVID-19, we will not be able to accommodate any privilege seats students on school buses for the rest of this academic year. Please see information about next academic year, below.


Privilege Seats - Academic Year 2020/2021

Privilege seats may be available for parents/guardians to purchase if their child is not eligible for Local Authority funded transport assistance and would like for them to travel on a contracted school bus.

When to Apply

We will be accepting applications for mainstream students from the end of July 2020. This webpage will be updated once the dates of the first application window is known.

Post-16 Students

Please be aware that once the first application window opens we will not be accepting applications for post-16 students. There may be an opportunity to apply later in the year but only after the start of the academic year. We are unable to confirm the date at this stage therefore sixth form students are expected to make their own transport arrangements.


We are currently unsure if and how social distancing will continue from September 2020. Therefore, please be aware that the number of available seats may reduce depending on government guidance.

Please be aware that making a privilege seat application does not guarantee a seat.

Further information

Please view the FAQ section available via the 'FAQ' tab above for answers to frequently asked questions. Should you have a query which is not answered please contact the Transport Service using our online send a message to this service form.