The Local Authority has sent schools a reminder about students being able to use public transport at a concessionary rate.
All pupils age 11-16 must have an IGO card (from Transport for Greater Manchester) in order to travel on public transport at the concessionary rate, this also includes school services. Pupils will need an IGO card to travel on school buses at a concessionary fare.
Pupils will also need to apply separately for the Yellow Bus scheme but will have to possess an IGO card as well. Pupils will also need to apply for free school travel if they are eligible.
Applications can be made at the websites listed:
IGO passes - available now
Yellow Bus Scheme - available 1st June 30th June
Failure to apply for places on the Yellow Bus Scheme may result in the buses not being allocated this year.
Free school travel for eligible pupils - available week of the 6th May
Those pupils who are already in receipt of free school travel will receive a renewal letter over the next few days and do not need to reapply.