Apply for a concessionary seat - schools with standard arrangements
Where spare seats are available on a school bus, these can be sold to pupils who are not entitled to free transport. These are called concessionary seats. This page contains information about the concessionary seat scheme for September 2017.
The scheme relates to transport to secondary schools. For similar arrangements for primary schools you should contact us.
The standard scheme
At the majority of secondary schools, our standard conditions apply. Schools which operate the standard scheme are listed with their transport timetables lower down the page.
The standard cost for each concessionary seat is £288.80 per school year, equivalent to £1.52 per day. If your application for a seat is successful, we will send you an invoice for the total cost. You can pay for the seat in monthly instalments.
Theprovides more information about our concessionary seat scheme. It explains how you can apply for a seat, how seats are allocated and how to pay.
Apply for a concessionary seat
Download and complete the schools with special arrangements page.. Post it to the address at the bottom of the form. Please make sure you've read the terms and conditions. You should not use this form for any schools who have funded enhancements to the scheme. These are listed separately on the
Transport timetables - standard scheme
Find details of the transport running to each secondary school where standard conditions apply below - precise details may be subject to change during the school year. Transport by taxi is not normally shown as requirements often change.
You should tell us your preferred bus route on your application form. You can also give a second choice if you wish.
- schools with special arrangements for Whitworth Park years 12 and 13 - see
Schools where special arrangements apply
Some schools, in partnership with us, have funded enhancements to the scheme. Details for each school and how to apply are included on our schools with special arrangements page.
Schools with no contracted school transport
There is no contracted school transport to the following schools, apart from taxis. However, some public bus services, where normal ticketing arrangements apply, do operate to these schools. (Concessionary seats are not available on public bus services).
- The Hermitage Academy
- St Bede's Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester
- Consett Academy
- Framwellgate School
- Greenfield Community School
- Park View Community School
- Sunnydale Community College
- Woodham Academy
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