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Applying for transport

Please fill out the appropriate application form for your child's age. These are available from:

  • Schools within Wiltshire.
  • Wiltshire Council (0300 456 0100).
  • You can download the application forms below.

If you require transport to start in the Autumn term, please return your completed form to the Transport Unit before June 30th. Any application submitted after this will take up to 3 weeks to become effective.

Once you have received your bus pass you only need to reapply if you move house, change schools or start college or sixth form.


Once your application is processed and approved, you will receive a confirmation letter from the Passenger Transport Unit.

The transport arrangements will then be made and the bus/rail pass(es) will be sent to your school/college/sixth form, to be collected on your first day. If you are unsure of the transport arrangements for the first day, please contact us.


Please contact the Education Transport team if you have a change of details such as:

  • Change of address.
  • Change of school or college part-way through your course.

The Entitlement Team will re-assess your application and will write to you as soon as possible after you have informed them of the change.


If your child is not entitled to free school transport, you may be able to pay for a seat on the school bus.

Spare seats may be allocated at a charge to students not entitled to free transport. The offer of a spare seat is made on the understanding that payment must be made in advance and that any seat allocated will have to be relinquished if:

  • The seat is required for an entitled pupil, or one with a higher priority.
  • The service is withdrawn when the transport requirements in the area are reviewed.

Please note that a spare seat allocation may be removed at very short notice.

Spare seats cannot be offered on vehicles where fares can be paid.

Please refer to the School transport spareseats T&C document found at the bottom of this page for further information.

This is dependent on age of pupil and distance as follows:

Distance from home to school
Charge per term (based on a three year term)
less than 3 miles
3 miles or more
less than 3 miles
3 miles or more
Lavington school
from Upavon, Rushall, Patney
Lavington school
from Devizes
St John's school, Marlborough
from Broad Hington
Marlborough (U16)
All areas IF applicable
Post-16 (sixth form/college)
less than 3 miles
Post-16 (sixth form/college)
3 miles or more


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01225 712852

Wiltshire Council,
Passenger Transport Unit,
County Hall,
Bythesea Road,
BA14 8JN

Last updated: 7 April 2017 | Last reviewed: 7 April 2017