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Secondary school application form

The application form on this page is to apply for a Priority PhotoCard for secondary school services only.

Before completing any application forms, please also refer to:

What is a Priority PhotoCard?

Does my school bus require a Priority PhotoCard? (Look up your school from the A to Z list).

Application form valid for the academic year September 2023 to July 2024

This form can be used for both new applications and renewals. However, please do not use this form to apply for or renew statutory zero fare as this requires a different application process (see below). To make an application select the link below. This form is completed online so there are no paper documents to print out.

Deadline for submission: the deadline to submit applications to be processed in time for the start of the new school year September 2023 was Friday 30th June. Applications can still be sent after the deadline and throughout the school year but passes may not be received until after the start of the new school term. Please note that submitting an application within the deadline does not guarantee you will be allocated a place and will be subject to vehicle capacity constraints and our policy for the provision of school services.

Before you complete the form, please note the following:

  • Please ensure you select the correct academic school year (the first question on the form). 
  • If your school and/or route is not listed on the form, this may mean an application is not required. Check if your route requires a priority PhotoCard using the A to Z school finder pages.
  • Most questions are mandatory and marked with a red *. Ensure you have completed all relevant questions as the form will not submit if any mandatory field has been missed out. An email address and uploading a passport style photograph are both mandatory.
  • Please carefully double-check all information is correct before you finally submit the form as mistakes are difficult to rectify once the form has been submitted.
  • If you do make an error whilst completing the form before you have submitted it, go back using your browser's back button and correct the mistake.
  • After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email (sender is ""). If you believe you have not received this, please check your "spam" or "junk email" folders. Do not reply to this address. If you have used a work email address, corporate email systems might block the confirmation email entirely. Contact your own IT administrators for advice if this is the case.
  • Passes for applications submitted before the deadline of 30th June will be posted out in batches around mid August 2023 and no later that than the bank holiday.
  • Applications received after the deadline will be posted out as and when they processed each week from September onward and throughout the school year.

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Click here to view the application form (opens in a new window)

Full services from September 2023

Please check this list of services which are at full capacity before you submit your application

Renewals and new applications for Statutory Zero Fare pupils.

Please see the statutory free school travel section for full details.