Privilege seat scheme

If you would like your child to travel on a contracted school bus, privilege seats may be available for you to buy. Your child must not be eligible for local authority funded transport help.

When to apply

You can apply for any school bus service that has space. Be aware there will be a limited number of seats available.

Apply online using the form.

Making a privilege seat application does not guarantee a seat.

Post-16 students

We are welcoming applications from sixth form students. Apply if you want to be considered.

What happens after applying

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We aim to process applications within five working days.

If your child is offered a seat, you will be sent an email with details of how you can pay. You will have two weeks to pay for your child’s seat. If you require transport before your payment deadline date you will need to pay as soon as possible and before travel is required.

If your child has not been successful in securing a seat, they will be placed on a waiting list for the service(s) applied for. You will be notified that your child is on the waiting list(s) and you will then be contacted as and when seats become available.

Ticket costs and payment

The cost of a ticket is:

Ticket typeWhole yearFull-termHalf-term
am and pm£390.00£130.00£65.00
am or pm only£195.00£65.00£32.30

These can be paid in half term payments, full term payments or a one-off payment for the whole year. You will need to make payment by the deadline which is two weeks from the date of the offer email.

Failure to pay by the deadline will result in your privilege seat offer being removed. Your seat will then be offered to a child that may be on the waiting list. You would then need to reapply during a new application window should you want to take up a seat again.

If you have difficulty making payment by the deadline contact the transport team.

If you have not made payment, your child will not be permitted to travel. This will be strictly enforced.

Seat services availability

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