Non-entitled (paid for) school travel assistance
If you are not eligible for free school travel assistance, you can apply to pay for a space.
There is no financial help or reductions available for those who are not eligible for free school travel assistance.
You may be able to get a place on non-entitled school travel assistance if:
- you pay for it
- there is a spare space on the service
Spare spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
We will guarantee a seat on one of our existing contracted transport services for a student, subject to eligibility, where an application is received on or before the third Friday in May (before the September of the new academic year). If you apply after this date we may not process your application until October half-term.
Make an application
If you are applying for a school place starting in September 2024 please refer to this policy to establish whether your child is entitled to free home to school transport
Please note that this policy is applicable for the academic year 2023/2024
See the travel assistance code of conduct.
Check if your income entitles you to free school travel assistance.
You need to apply every year for non-entitled school travel assistance, even if you had a space in the previous year.
After you make your application:
- we will check for a spare space on a service relevant to you - if there isn't a space we will hold onto your application and contact you if a space becomes available
- if there is a suitable spare space, you will receive an email from the School Transport team with a link to pay for school transport (either in full or in instalments)
- you make the payment
- you will receive a letter, including your travel pass, confirming your school transport details before term begins
You may lose your space if it is needed for a pupil entitled to free school travel assistance.
Last updated 21 August 2023