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Information about buying a vacant seat on school transport


5. Request a seat on a vehicle

Please read our response times and then click the link below to request a seat:

Our response times

If your enquiry is for the:

  • existing school year and is received after November of that year responses will take up to 10 working days.
  • new school year in September you need to understand that:
    • applications for seats should only be made once the previous school year is over.
    • requests will take longer and a place on the vacant seat scheme cannot be guaranteed.
    • seats are usually allocated at the end of October. This is to ensure that all children who are authorised for free home to school transport have seats first.
    • you should always plan alternate arrangements for the first half term of any school year.

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