Skip to content

We use cookies to make the site simpler. By continuing to use this site and closing this message you agree to our use of cookies.Find out more about cookies

Close alert

Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Dorset school travel passes

If you have successfully applied for free school transport, we will send your travel pass to your home address by 2nd class post. 

You should get your pass within 10 working days of being told your transport arrangements. Contact us if you haven't received it.

Travel pass and route information

Your travel pass will last for your entire attendance at your school or college, unless your entitlement changes. You won't be re-issued a pass every year. 

You can find your route number on your pass. Usually, your pass has one route number if the morning and afternoon routes are the same. If your morning and afternoon routes are different then both numbers appear on the pass, with the morning route number appearing first.

smart card

Your pass is only valid on your designated route but you can get on and off the bus at any stop within your route. View routes and timetables.

Scholars bus pass (public bus routes)

If we've assigned you a scholars bus pass, we'll post it to your home address. Your pass will be renewed every year if you are still entitled to transport. You don't need to re-apply, we will send you the new pass.

Tell us if you're moving house

You'll need to re-apply for school transport if you're moving to a new address. This is so that we can check whether you are still entitled to school transport from your new address.

Lost or damaged bus passes

If you lose or damage your bus pass, you must get a temporary pass until we've issued a replacement. You can't use school transport without one. You can get a temporary pass from your school office or the School Transport team.

If your pass is damaged, please return the original pass to us.

School contract bus pass

Report a lost bus pass if you travel on a school contract bus and have a Dorset Council (DC) pass.

Replacement passes cost:

  • £15 for the first replacement
  • £25 for any replacements after that

This cost is subject to regular review. Costs may be different if an external company provides your bus pass. Contact them for more information:

Bus company pass

If you're purchasing a surplus seat or renewing a pass for an One School One Operator (OSOO) school, you'll need to contact the operator:

School travel passes
SchoolOperator's website
Allenbourn Middle School Damory
The Blandford School Damory
Dorchester Middle School Damory
Ferndown Upper School Damory
Lytchett Minster School Damory
Purbeck School Damory
Queen Elizabeth's School Damory
Shaftesbury Upper School Damory
St Michael's Middle School Damory
The Thomas Hardye School Damory
West Moors Middle School Damory
Beaminster School First Hampshire and Dorset
Sir John Colfox School First Hampshire and Dorset
Woodroffe School First Hampshire and Dorset
Gillingham School South West Coaches
Gryphon School South West Coaches
Sturminster Newton High School Vale Coaches

Your feedback

This form is to report content that is wrong, or any issues or feedback you have about the web page.

Contact us if you want to get in touch about a council service instead.

All fields are required.

Leave your email address so that we can provide a response.

This helps us direct your feedback to the appropriate council.

General data protection regulation (GDPR)

We will only use the personal information supplied by you in accordance with GDPR. By giving us this information you are consenting to such use as set out in our privacy notice.