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Paid-for school transport

2. Pay by Direct Debit

If you wish to pay for your annual BCC school transport bus pass by 8 monthly direct debits you will need to follow this process:

Renewal offers

Where you have received an offer to renew your paid-for place on BCC school transport please:

  • Complete the Direct Debit mandate form that was sent with your renewal offer letter
  • Then sign and date the renewal offer letter and return it with the completed Direct Debit mandate to Client Transport for processing
  • Note: If you have previously been paying by Direct Debit for a paid-for place and already have a Direct Debit mandate set up, then you will need to tick the box on the offer letter confirming the details are correct.

New offers

Following your application for a paid-for place on BCC school transport, if we are able to offer a place on transport we will send you an Offer of Paid-For School Transport Form.

  • You must complete the new offer form sent to you fully
  • Complete the Direct Debit mandate form that was sent with your new offer form
  • Then sign and date the new offer form and return it with the completed Direct Debit mandate to Client Transport for processing
  • Offers are made prior to the start of the school year and during the Autumn term, according to the timescales on how places are allocated 
  • Note: If you have previously been paying by Direct Debit for a paid-for place and already have a Direct Debit mandate set up, then you will need to tick the box on the offer letter confirming the details are correct.

Direct Debit Payment months

The months your first and final 8 monthly direct debit payments are made will depend on when you are offered a renewal or new paid-for place on school transport:

Offer round

Initial month of payment (1st / 17th)

Final month of payment

Renewals

September 2017

April 2018

Round 1

September 2017

April 2018

Round 2

September 2017 / October 2017

April 2018 / May 2018

Round 3

November 2017

June 2018

Places on school transport from Round 3 offers will commence from the start of the second half of the Autumn Term. Therefore the total annual charge split over the 8 monthly payments will be reduced by the 7 weeks of the first half of the autumn term.

Direct Debit agreement

The following terms and conditions are agreed to as part of accepting to pay for your child's paid-for place over 8 monthly direct debit payments:

  • By renewing your child's transport, you agree that you have read and understood the full Terms and Conditions of Transport and also the Behaviour Protocol which are available under Downloads on the Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) School Transport website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/schoolbuspass
  • If you fail to pay any unpaid amount, or you cancel the direct debit mandate, you will be liable to pay the remaining unpaid amounts for the remainder of the term you have cancelled it in. The transport pass for your child(ren) will become invalid and will be withdrawn.
  • No replacement or future pass(es) will be issued by Buckinghamshire County Council for your child(ren) until any debt owing is repaid. 
  • BCC reserve the right to disallow you from making any future application for payments, where a previous request to make payments has failed, even when the debt owing has subsequently been repaid.
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Last updated: 20 June 2017

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