Apply for a school bus pass

If you have checked the student's eligibility for school transport, please complete one of the following forms to apply.

BETA: The school transport application forms have been converted from paper to e-forms. Feedback left at the end of the application forms will help us to improve them.

Free school transport - 4 to 16 year olds

If you are in receipt of benefits, you will be required to upload documentary evidence. Please ensure you have this before completing the online form.

CE Academy students

After completing the online application, please email us (quoting the reference number from your initial application) with the following attachments:

  • Photo identification
  • Schedule of attendance
Apply for free school transport

Post 16 school transport

Northamptonshire County Council will guarantee a seat on one of our existing contracted transport services for a student, subject to eligibility, where an application is received on or before the 3rd Friday in May prior to the September of the new academic year. If you have missed the deadline, please submit your application as soon as possible.

You will need to pay a deposit as part of this application.

You may be eligible for a discount if you are in receipt of one or both of the following:

  • Evidence of low income (to qualify for financial support)
  • Free school meals

You will need to upload evidence of this during your application. If the size of your document is too big, please upload the first page of the document and email the whole document to school 16+transport@kierwsp.co.uk, quoting what transport you are applying for and your application reference.

Apply for post 16 school transport

Post 16 school transport - Education, health and care plan (EHCP)

You may need to pay a deposit as part of this application.

You may be eligible for free school transport if you qualify for one of the following:

  • Low income (to qualify for financial support)
  • The student is aged between 19 to 25 from 31st August 2018

You will need to upload evidence of this during your application.

Apply for post 16 school transport - EHCP

Non-entitled school transport (where the student is not eligible for free or post 16 school transport)

You will need to pay a deposit as part of this application.

Apply for non-entitled school transport

Replacement bus passes

Should the student lose or damage their bus pass, there is a replacement charge of £15.00 or £25.00 (subject to change by Stagecoach) depending on the type of pass issued. To request a replacement bus pass, please contact us using the contact information below.

Cancellations, refunds and code of conduct

If you have applied before the deadline in May for a guaranteed seat, no refunds will be given for cancellations. Where an individual has entered into a direct debit arrangement, any outstanding payments will still need to be made.

Applications submitted after the deadline (third Friday in May) must be cancelled before the last weekend in August to qualify for a refund.

Transport applications cancelled less than 10 working days before the start of the academic term will not qualify for a refund of the deposit.

If we have already dispatched a bus pass, you will be liable for any costs until the bus pass is returned to the Post 16 Travel Scheme office, at the postal address below, along with a covering letter.

School Transport
Northamptonshire Highways
One Angel Square
Northampton
NN1 1ED

How to cancel your application

Please contact the Transport Services Team using email address below:

transportapplications@kierwsp.co.uk

Transport applications that are cancelled after the start of the academic term will not qualify for a refund of the deposit.

If your child has a guaranteed seat, no refunds will be made for cancellations. Where an individual has entered into a direct debit arrangement, any outstanding payments will still need to be made.

If the student no longer requires school transport, and is in possession of a bus pass, you must return the bus pass and notify us in writing of the reason for cancellation and the last date of travel to the following address:

School Transport
Northamptonshire Highways
One Angel Square
Northampton
NN1 1ED

For all other transport, please email transportapplications@kierwsp.co.uk specifying the reason for the cancellation and the last date of transport required.

If the student's application gets declined because they're not eligible for school transport, you will be given the option to pay for non-entitled school transport or request a refund of your deposit.

If you decide to pay for non-entitled school transport, your deposit won't be refunded.

All parents, legal guardians and children should be aware of our code of conduct. It details the standard of behaviour expected when using home to school transport.

Terms and conditions

Contact us

Entitled application enquiries: transportapplications@kierwsp.co.uk
Post 16 and non entitled application enquiries : 16+transport@kierwsp.co.uk
General enquiries: schooltransport@kierwsp.co.uk
For issues with transport: transportissues@kierwsp.co.uk

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