Applying for a school bus pass

It is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure that their child gets to and from school safely. The government recognises that, for some families, this represents a financial hardship. In certain circumstances, your child may qualify for free transport.

Does my child qualify for free transport?

  • Your child may qualify for free transport to school (usually in the form of a bus pass) if:
  • They are not in walking distance of their nearest school (a safe route of under 3 miles)
  • You are on a low income
  • Your child has a special educational need or disability
  • You have moved house
  • They are aged 16-24, have a disability and you are on a low income.

Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found on the Northamptonshire County Council website here:

http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-transport/Pages/home-transport-eligibility.aspx
Once you have checked your eligibility for free transport, you may apply directly to Northamptonshire County Council using forms available on their website here:

http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-transport/Pages/apply-school-bus-pass.aspx

Should you require assistance accessing an application form, please contact Student Services where someone will be pleased to help you.

Once you have completed the form, you should pass this to Student Services in order for us to certify your child’s attendance at College. The form will then be returned to you for submission directly to Northamptonshire County Council.

Should your child require free transport for September 2017, we recommend that you make an application now. Please allow time for your form to be certified before the end of term, Friday 21 July.
Please note that a skeleton office staff will operate over the summer holidays. Should you require your application to be stamped during the holiday, it may be worth telephoning the school to ensure that someone is available before arriving in person.

Please see link below:
http://www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk/documents/ApplicationBUSJuly17.doc

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