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Clackmannanshire Council provides free school transport to pupils who live more than the statutory distance from their catchment school. Service buses are often used for this home to school transport but where there are no service buses operating at school times, we may provide a private contract bus or taxi.
Once free transport spaces have been allocated, there are sometimes additional seats available on these contracted school transport vehicles that may be offered to pupils who are not entitled to free transport. This is concessionary school transport space that is only available on a contracted service and is called a Privilege Pass.
You can pay for a pass as a one-off payment before the start of the school year or you will have the option of paying by Direct Debit over a period of 10 months.
If you apply for a Privilege Pass after the school session has started, you will be charged for the remainder of the school session on a pro-rata basis and the number of Direct Debit payments reduced accordingly.
If your child is entitled to free school meals, on the basis of household income, there will be no charge made for a Privilege Pass.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a space for the duration of a term or a school year. We may have to withdraw your Privilege Pass at any time to give access to an entitled pupil. We will try to give you 1 weeks notice, but this may not always be possible. Where this happens we would, of course, refund your payment on a pro-rata basis.
Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We will accept a completed application form up to one term before you would like your child to travel on a Privilege Pass. If we are able to offer you a space we will send you a letter confirming the date when your child may start to travel on the contract vehicle and request payment from you. You will be contacted approximately 4 weeks before the space is due to expire prior to the start of a new school year to confirm if you wish to reapply for a Privilege Pass.
If we do not receive the appropriate payment or completed Direct Debit mandate by the date stated in the letter we may allocate you space to another child.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000