Financial Support for Travel
Support with travel costs is available for Pupil Premium students who travel to school from areas across Wirral, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales using school operated transport or Merseytravel buses.
The scheme applies to students in Years 7 to 11 who meet the eligibility criteria for Deprivation Pupil Premium. An annual assessment will be carried out to determine eligibility. The scheme is funded by Pupil Premium funding received from Central Government.
The scheme is available for students in Year 7 to 11 only. Students in the Sixth Form will continue to be supported by the 16-19 Bursary.
Do you use Merseytravel Buses?
If you are eligible for Pupil Premium we will pay for your child’s Young Person Term Time SOLO pass. This will allow your child to use any Merseytravel bus from Monday to Friday until midnight during term time.
Just click on the link below and when we have validated your eligibility, we will issue you with a Merseytravel Purchase Voucher, which you will then need to present at a Merseytravel outlet along with identification and a passport-sized photograph. No payment will be required.
Do you use School Operated Transport?
If you are eligible for Pupil Premium we will pay £450 towards the annual pass for students who travel to school on school operated transport from the Wallasey, North Wales, Chester and Ellesmere Port areas.
- Wallasey Area - an annual pass for 2021/22 would normally cost £550. Our support would bring the cost of this down to £100 that may be paid in 8 monthly instalments of £12.50 by Direct Debit.
- North Wales - W Series stops 01 and 02 - an annual pass for 2021/22 would normally cost £1050. Our assistance means that this would cost £600 and this can be paid in 8 monthly instalments of £75.00 by Direct Debit.
- Ellesmere Port and Chester Areas - W series bus stops 03 to 13 - the annual pass for 2021/22 would normally cost £950 reduced to £500 which can be paid in 8 monthly instalments of £62.50 by Direct Debit.
Just click on the link below and when we have validated your eligibility, we will send you a link to set up your reduced price Direct Debit.
Not sure if you qualify?
If you wish to check your eligibility please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may wish to check your eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM) by using our online portal. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete.