In News by Bembridge PC

If you missed out on applying for a school bus ‘privilege seat’ earlier this month, don’t worry, there is another opportunity next week.

A second application window opens on Monday 1 July for parents and guardians of children not eligible for free school transport to apply for a privilege seat on services where spare capacity is still available for the 2019/20 academic year.

Online applications to the Isle of Wight Council will be open from 9am on Monday and will close at 4pm on Friday 5 July.

Please do not reapply if you have already made an application unless you want to apply for a different service.

The privilege seat costs £390 — the equivalent of around £2 a day over the academic year — which can be paid in termly or half termly instalments.

For more details on how to apply, visit