The Spare Seat Scheme
3. Apply for a spare seat
Applications for seats for the Autumn Term have now closed. Applications for any available spare seats for the Spring Term 2022 will open on 1 November 2021.
How applications are prioritised
A priority system is in place and applies to all applicants. (If there are multiple applicants within the same priority group, seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis according to the date and time of the online application.)
Higher priority will be given if you are applying for a renewal. This applies to any continuing student who is travelling on a Council-run bus to the same school, on the same bus route. This includes Year 11 students moving into sixth form at the same school, on the same bus route.
Other priorities are looked-after children and former looked-after children who have been adopted, children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), children of armed forces personnel and siblings of students on the same route.
Check the priority requirements in our terms and conditions of travel.
After that, remaining spare seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis according to the date and time of your online application.
Last updated: 22 September 2021