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What if I am not entitled to free school transport? (Concessionary travel)

Please note: Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, we are unable to offer any spare seats on our buses for the remainder of the summer term. At present we still intend to have the autumn term application window open, should this change the website will be updated.

If you are not entitled through our home to school transport policy, it is your parental responsibility to ensure your child arrives at school in a safe and appropriate manner.

We run a concessionary scheme where spare seats on an existing school bus can be sold once all the entitled pupils have been allocated their seats. These are sold on a first come first served basis, and once a vehicle is full, it will not be able to accommodate further concessions.

Concessions are sold on a termly basis and need to be applied for each term. Having a concession in one term does not automatically guarantee a pass for the following term. The current cost for a concessionary pass is currently £267 per term, which works out at around £4.20 per day.

You may now apply online. Payments are not required until a seat has been confirmed. Payments are required within 5 working days of request, those not made within the timeframe will result in the seat being offered elsewhere.

If you would like to apply for a spare seat for the autumn term (September 2020), please do so between 10 August 2020 at 10am to 21 August 2020 at 5pm. Applications received outside of these dates will not be considered for the start of term.

Please be aware that concessionary travel is not a guaranteed form of transport. Passes are not issued until after the start of term and alternative arrangements need to be in place before a pass arrives. Concessionary spaces can be withdrawn at any time with a minimum of two weeks’ notice.

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School-provided transport

Some schools provide their own transport for pupils who are not entitled to transport through our policy, in which case contact them directly to see what provisions are available.

Alternatively you can check what public service routes are available by using the Travel Line South East and Anglia website. This provides information on bus and train routes which may be of use to you.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8339 
Emailschool.transport@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk