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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 current academic year September 2021 to July 2022 and the next academic year September 2022 to July 2023.

This form is to 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.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24th June 2022. If you do not register for a place by the 24th June, your child may not be considered for place on a bus before services start in September.

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.
  • If you have finally submitted the form but realise afterwards you have made a mistake, complete and submit another application.
  • 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.
  • You will not receive any further correspondence regarding whether your application has been successful or otherwise until during August 2022. Information regarding when passes will be sent out (usually just before the August bank holiday) will appear on this website around that time. Please frequently monitor this website during the summer school holidays.

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

Renewals and new applications for Statutory Zero Fare pupils.

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

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