Travel Card Application Information

2019/2020 Travel Card information

For students wishing to purchase a Travel Card for 2019/2020 and a Kent 16+  Travel Card please read the following information carefully as KCC has launched two new Travel Schemes replacing the current Young Persons Travel Pass and Kent 16+ Travel Card. 

Young Persons Travel Pass Years 7-11

The KCC Travel Saver is available to children in secondary school education and offers the same benefits as the current Young Persons scheme enabling parents the opportunity to halve the costs of bus travel rather than buying a ticket direct from operators. 

The schemes represent a subsidy from KCC to parents of around £10m each year and means that KCC continues to support parents with the costs of bus travel more than any other Council in the UK outside of London.   A feature of the new scheme is the ability for parents to pay for the pass through a series of instalments, spreading the cost across 8 months. 

When can the pass be used?

The pass offers unlimited bus travel between 6am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. It is valid from the start of the school year in 2019 to 31 July 2020, but some operators also allow it to be used at other times.    

What does it cost ?

  • £350 for a full year **
  • £100 for a full year for children who get free school meals.
  • Free for young carers, young people in care and care leavers.
  • If you are applying for more than two full cost passes, you can get the third and fourth pass free. **

** please note a £10 administration fee applies to these applications is paying by instalment ** 

Applications can be made now and students who hold current passes, and may want to renew, will be contacted to remind them of the need to reapply. They can do so using current passes to renew.   

You are advised to apply as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 14 July 2019.

Please find attached copies of a flyer, booklet and application form for the scheme.  For more information and to apply, visit kent.gov.uk/travelsaver and kent.gov.uk/16plustravelsaver.     

Contact Information

Call: 03000 41 84 84

Email: kcctravelsaver@kent.gov.uk

Website: kent.gov.uk/travelsaver

Kent 16+ Travel Card

The KCC 16+ Travel Saver is available to students aged 16-19, living in Kent and in Full-Time education.  It offers the same benefits as the current Kent 16+ Travel Card enabling parents the opportunity to halve the costs of bus travel rather than buying a ticket direct from operators.

The schemes represent a subsidy from KCC to parents of around £10m each year and means that KCC continues to support parents with the costs of bus travel more than other Council in the UK outside of London.  A feature of the new scheme is the ability for parents to pay for the pass through a series of instalments, spreading the cost across 8 months.

The pass costs £400** and offers unlimited bus travel at all times of the day, 7 days per week for the whole academic year.

**please note a £10 administration fee applies to these applications paying by instalment.

Applications can be made from Monday 3 June and students who hold current passes and may want to renew will be contacted to remind them of the need to reapply.

Applications for the Kent 16+ Travel Card scheme are now open. You need to complete your application by Sunday 14 July 2019 to ensure the pass can be collected from your child's school on the first day of term.  Any applications received after this date will be processed within 28 working days of KCC receiving them.

You will need to pay KCC directly for your 16+ travel card at the time of application, unless you have made a bursary application, in which case Knole Academy will make the payment on your behalf.

Apply or renew online

You need to make payment by debit or credit card (directly to KCC) in order to complete a 16+ online application.

Before you apply or renew you will need:

  • the name of your school, college or learning provider
  • a passport style photo in JPEG format and no more than 40kb in size.

An application form can be downloaded by clicking here

Financial Assistance

Students can apply for a bursary which will cover the cost of the travel card - Updated information coming soon.

Applications, along with the appropriate proof of family income, must be received by Mr Turner by Friday 5 July.  If your bursary application is successful, Knole Academy will make the £400 payment to KCC on your behalf.

Information from KCC

Applications for new passes valid from September are now open.

KCC Travel Information

KCC Travel Information - 16+ Travel Saver

16+ Travel Saver Booklet

Bursary Information

Please click here for further Bursary information 16-19

 

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