School and college travel assistance

Updates - 28 August 2020

Additional local bus services September 2020

Further information for local bus services is now available as a result of increased service provision to manage capacity from September 2020: Additional local bus services September 2020

School transport

Further guidance is now available on how transport will run for autumn term 2020: Worcestershire school transport guidance autumn 2020

September applications

Please continue to apply for transport for September, if you will need it at any stage, regardless of the current situation. Any application received after 31 July will be classed as a late application and we cannot guarantee transport will be arranged in time for the start of the Autumn Term.

20/21 Payments

We will be starting to send payment letters out during the week commencing 17 August.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the option to pay by Direct Debit for the Autumn Term at this time, if you did not pay by Direct Debit last year, due to constraints in processing and setting up new mandates. We are hoping that we will be able to offer this option for Spring Term 2021.


All refunds for the 10 days of Spring and the Summer Term contributions should now have been processed. Please check your bank account or credit card that the payment was originally made from, before contacting us.

Contribution rates

We had previous advised that we were reviewing the contribution amounts for School Transport. Please note that this has now been delayed and will not change for the 2020 to 2021 Academic Year.

Pass printing

Passes are printed on a regular basis throughout the year and are sent out via First Class post. Read more about pass printing

School and transport policies

Worcestershire County Council, as the Local Authority responsible for education provision, has agreed a policy for Home to School Travel. Read more about school and transport policies

Severn Card Student Bus Pass scheme

Severn Card Student Bus Pass is for students aged under 19, or mature students of sponsor colleges. Read more about Severn Card Student Bus Pass scheme

Vacant Seat Payment scheme

Vacant Seat offers the option to buy a spare seat on existing Worcestershire County Council school contract vehicles. Read more about Vacant Seat Payment scheme

What happens with an education travel application

Application received via the online application form, from 1st March of the same year:

Acknowledgement email automatically sent containing the EDT number, to be used to access the Application Tracker – please keep this safe as you will need to refer to this. Read more about what happens with an education travel application

Contact Education Travel

If you wish to enquire about the progress of your application, please use the Application Tracker and the EDT number advised in your application receipt email. Read more about how to contact the Education Travel team

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