Privilege Seat Applications Welcomed

Please see below press release from Isle of Wight Council;


Applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses are being welcomed by the Isle of Wight Council.

Parents and guardians of children not eligible for free school transport can buy a privilege seat for the 2018/19 academic year.

Online applications will be open from 9am on Monday 9 July to 5pm on Friday 20 July.

The privilege ticket costs £390 – the equivalent of around £2 a day over the academic year – which can be paid in instalments.

Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for education, said: “I’m pleased we’re able to offer even more children the opportunity to travel to school using a bus. 

“All children eligible for school transport have had the appropriate routes identified and they have been issued with their bus passes. 

“As such, we now have a number of spare seats available, which will be offered via a randomised application process.”

For more details on how to apply, visit 


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