This application form is now closed
The window for school bus pass applications is 1 March to 31 May.
Therefore this application form is now closed. You may still submit an application, however please note that late applications will be considered after those received by the closing date, and we cannot guarantee that transport arrangements will be in place for September.
Vacant seat allocations are not guaranteed.
Due to the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 (PSVAR) legislation, the Authority will not be charging for bus passes for the 2022 to 2023 academic year.
All pupils travelling on a school bus will need a bus pass by 1 September 2022.
It will not be possible to travel by school bus without a bus pass after this date.
You will need to complete a separate application for each learner, but please do not resubmit your application because it will take us longer to get back to you.
Please read the information below before applying.
Apply for a school bus pass
Pupils not entitled to free transport
All pupils who are not entitled to free transport under the current policy will still need to apply for a bus pass.
Pupils who are not entitled to free transport fall into one of the following 3 categories.
- Year 7 to Year 11 learners who live less than 3 miles from their catchment area school
- Year 12 and Year 13 learners
- learners who live out of catchment and wish to take advantage of the vacant seat scheme
If your child falls into one of the 3 categories above, you will need to complete the application form. However, if your application is successful you will not be charged for this academic year.
Please be advised that vacant seats are limited and making an application does not guarantee that you will be issued with a bus pass.
Years 7 to 11 children living more than 3 miles from school
There is no need to apply for Year 7 to Year 11 learners for September 2022 if they live more than 3 miles from their catchment area school as these pupils will receive, or will have already received, a pass.
Please check the expiry date on the learner’s current bus pass before making a new application.
In accordance with the policy, there is an expectation that parents will make arrangements for the first 2 miles to meet any transport that has been arranged by the Authority.
You are welcome to contact the Transport Department on 01248 752456 who will be able to assist you in completing the form, if necessary.
Please send any questions you have to: AddysgEducation@ynysmon.gov.uk
Regular checks will be carried out from September 2022 to ensure that all learners travelling on a school bus have a valid bus pass.