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  • Pass and permit applications
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    How to apply for a school bus pass or permit.

  • From this page you can download and complete applications for school passes, appeal forms. If you need to renew an existing secondary school bus pass please complete the online form.


    If you're not sure which pass you need, look up your specific school in our Schools A-Z list.


    Free school travel

    If you qualify, or think you may qualify, for free travel you need to contact your Local Authority (LA). Please don't fill in the application forms on this page.


    Primary School application/renewal form

    These applications are done online- you do not need to print anything to paper or post anything to us- and are for MyBus routes only. See the A-Z school finder to check if your school is served by a MyBus. Also please note that our Terms and Conditions and rules of registration will be substantially revised from September 2017 (these are contained within the application form). 


    Valid September 2017 to July 2018 - THIS FORM IS FOR MYBUS PRIMARY SCHOOL SERVICES ONLY: online application/renewal form 2017-18 (external link) 


    Secondary School application form

    The secondary school application form for the academic year 2017-18 is now available. Use this form to apply for a Priority Photocard, which entitles the holder to a place on a school bus. Some school bus services require all passengers to hold a Priority Photocard and some do not.  If you're unsure whether a Priority Photocard is required on the service your child will be using, you can check by looking in the individual school pages.





    Where to send your form

    Completed application forms, with a passport photograph, should be sent to:


    Education Transport

    Wellington House

    40-50 Wellington Street


    LS1 2DE


    How to appeal an unsuccessful application

    If you have been unsuccessful in your application or if you feel you have been allocated an incorrect service, you can complete this appeal form. This form is to be used to appeal applications made for the 2017/18 school year. It is not to be used for making a new application or renewing an application. 


    What to do if you no longer use the service 

    If for any reason your child no longer needs to use the school bus service during the academic year, please let Education Transport know either by calling 0113 348 1122 or using the 'Contact Us' link at the top of the page. It is important that you do this as we may be able to offer places on the bus service to other children who are waiting for places. If your child has a pass for a school bus service that he/she no longer needs, we would ask that you return this to us by post (address above - see 'Where to send your form').


    Code of conduct

    Please be aware that when you sign up for a place on a school service that you also accept Metro's Code of Conduct.