If you're not entitled to free school transport (concessionary travel)
If you're not entitled to travel assistance, it's your 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 per-term 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. Concessions are for statutory-aged students (5-16) only. Students attending sixth form must apply using the P16 application.
Please note: Changes to government regulations on school transport could mean that we are unable to source vehicles which comply with the passenger vehicle accessibility requirements and therefore concessionary travel may not be available.
- per term: £267
- for the full academic year: £801 (around £4.20 per day)
Don't pay until we've offered you a seat. Once we've offered you a seat, you need to pay within 5 working days. If we don't receive your payment in time, your seat may be offered to someone else.
When and how to apply
Applications should not be made earlier than two weeks before the start of a term for travel in that term. Applications made outside of this time will not be considered.
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 Concessionary spaces can be withdrawn at any time with a minimum of two weeks’ notice.
School-provided transport or public bus services may be an alternative option in certain cases; please see below.
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 West website (don't worry; it covers our area). This provides information on bus and train routes which may be of use to you.
Some bus services operate to and from schools at the beginning and end of the school day. Please contact the relevant service operator for details of times and fares, as these may change.
We're working to improve public transport access to other schools in the future.
Grant Palmer, serving Stratton Upper School and Samuel Whitbread Academy
Grant Palmer service 200 operates from Clophill to Samuel Whitbread Academy.
Grant Palmer service 74 operates from Northill, Ickwell and Upper Caldecote to Stratton Upper School.
Stagecoach, serving Stratton Upper School, Sandy Secondary School and Samuel Whitbread Academy
Stagecoach service 9C operates from Arlesey to Samuel Whitbread Academy. Visit Stagecoach's website for more information.
Centrebus, serving Etonbury Academy and Manshead Upper School
Centrebus services 96 and 96A operate from Arlesey and Stotfold to Etonbury Academy.
Arriva, serving Etonbury Academy
Arriva service 97 operates from Stotfold and Fairfield to Etonbury Academy.
Herbert's Travel, serving Stratton Upper School
Herbert’s Travel 189 operates from Gamlingay, Wrestlingworth, Potton and Dunton to Stratton Upper School.
Telephone: 0300 300 8339