Privilege Seat 2017/18

This notice is for parents/guardians that would like to apply for a privilege seat for academic year 2017/2018 who did not apply during the first or second application windows. If you have already applied for a privilege seat for academic year 2017/2018, you WILL NOT need to reapply. If your child is entitled to free transport, you WILL NOT need to apply for a privilege seat.

Dear Parent/Guardian

Should you wish to apply for a privilege seat for your child to travel on a contracted school bus service you will need to apply during the third application window which is between 9am on Monday 25th September 2017 and 4pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

Please be aware that this third round application window is for primary and secondary school aged children only and you will not be able to apply for sixth form students. It is important to note that applications received outside of the application window mentioned above will not be accepted.

You can only apply for services listed at the bottom of our webpage. Any applications received for services not listed will be rejected and not added to waiting lists. Further information on the privilege seat process can be found online, here: Please also note the FAQ’s, Code of Good Practice and Ticket Terms and Conditions sections available via the this webpage.

Do bear in mind that making an application for a privilege seat does not guarantee a seat on the school bus.

Privilege seat ticket prices are set costs as follows.

-         Up to a full term £95.00

-         Up to half term £47.50

-         Up to a full term AM or PM only £47.50

-         Up to half term AM or PM only £23.75

Should you have any queries please contact the Transport Team at the Council via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 823780.


Q: Can I apply to go on a waiting list?

A: Unfortunately, not at this time.

Q: My child is already travelling on a school bus, can I apply to go on a different service?

A: Unfortunately, not during the third window. We are offering seats to those who don't currently have a seat on a school bus.

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