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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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  • The service is withdrawn when the transport requirements in the area are reviewed.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:

School
Distance from home to school
Charge per term (based on a three year term)
Primary
less than 3 miles
£89
Primary
3 miles or more
£127
Secondary
less than 3 miles
£117
Secondary
3 miles or more
£145
Lavington school
from Upavon, Rushall, Patney
£231
Lavington school
from Devizes
£181
St John's school, Marlborough
from Broad Hington
£220
Marlborough (U16)
All areas IF applicable
£231
Post-16 (sixth form/college)
less than 3 miles
£173
Post-16 (sixth form/college)
3 miles or more
£243


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Contact us

educationtransport@wiltshire.gov.uk

01225 712852

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

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