Paid travel permits

Due to the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR), which came into force from January 2020, it remains uncertain if we will be in a position to continue selling passes on some of our services that have more than 22 seats from September 2021.

We are awaiting further information from the Department for Transport and will provide more clarity on our position as soon as we are able to. See the report that went to the Councils Executive Committee in May 2020 in relation to this matter.

Regardless of whether you are applying for a paid travel permit (PTP) for the first time or have had a pass before, you should not assume that you will be able to buy one from us in the future. We advise that you prepare for an alternative method of transport to get your child to school in the event that we are not permitted to sell passes on those services that could be affected.

Transport to sixth form or college - if you qualify for assistance under the post 16 transport policy please be aware that we may not be able to offer you a seat on a school service due to the PSVAR issue. If there are no public services running in the area you may be offered a mileage allowance instead. This is in line with the terms and conditions of post 16 transport assistance.

Transport from March 2021 onwards

Please see attached  guidance regarding transport provision from March 2021 onwards (pdf / 316 KB).

In addition to this, the DfE have contacted us and asked that we offer support to schools and colleges who make their own transport arrangements and may be experiencing difficulties with the return to education in March. If you have identified operational issues with transport that you have organised, please contact and we will try to provide advice and guidance where we can.