Bus Number 504
Shanklin – Whiteley Bank – Ventnor
Bus Number 501
Ryde – St Helens – Bembridge – Sandown – Lake – Ventnor
Bus Number 500
Ryde – Brading – Sandown – Lake – Oaklyn Gardens – Ventnor
These routes are contracted directly by The Island Free School for a termly fee. To apply for a seat on either the 500, 501 or 504 please complete an application form available from the school – the local authority is unable to help with allocation of seats on these routes.
Local Authority Buses
Bus Number 502
Brighstone – Chale – Niton – Whitwell – Ventnor
Bus Number 503
Newport – Rookley – Godshill – Wroxall – Ventnor
Bus Number 330
St Lawrence – Ventnor
Please note that you will need to apply directly to the local authority for a seat on any of these routes. The Island Free School is not responsible for the allocation of these seats and cannot take any payment or applications for these services. The Isle of Wight Council telephone number is 821000.
The next window for privilege seat applications on the 330 bus only will open on Monday 23rd October. Please click here for details on how to apply. You do not need to make an application if your child already has a seat on the 330.
Applications for the 502/503 buses will be added to the IW Council waiting list. You need not apply if you are entitled to free transport, or if you have already made an application for a privilege seat.
For local authority bus services (330, 502, 503) pupils must have their tickets ready for presentation to the driver for every journey; without a valid pass they will be refused travel in the afternoon. If this occurs, they are to return to the school so that parents/guardians can make arrangements to collect them. Temporary tickets can only be issued for one journey if a ticket is forgotten, but it is the responsibility of the pupil to get this from the school office before the end of the day. If tickets have been lost a replacement must be purchased for £10.00, without this payment a temporary pass cannot be issued.
BUS APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2017
*The application window for school transport for September 2017 is now closed. New applications received for pupils will be added to our waiting list for a school bus, and we will contact you should a seat become available.*
Please complete the required fields in order to apply for a spare seat for your child on school transport. If you have more than one child attending the school, please make a separate application for each child. Once this form has been submitted, the school will decide whether a spare seat is available and inform you of our decision. The charge will be calculated termly and payment due on the first week of each term.
If The Island Free School is your closest school or on an unsafe route you may be eligible for free home to school transport – this is supported by the IW Council. If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may also be eligible for free transport. You will need to complete Isle of Wight Council forms “Isle of Wight Application for Home to School Transport for children aged 5 to 16 years Statutory and Low Income” and or “Application for Free transport to and from School”, please visit www.iwight.com/iwforms for more information and to access these forms.
Forms are in addition to this application form and should be returned direct to IWC.
West Wight Minibus Service
Please complete the required fields in order to apply for a spare seat for your child on school transport.
Once this form has been submitted, the School will decide whether a spare seat is available and inform you of our decision. The charge will be calculated termly and payment due on the first week of each term.
Application for a seat on The Island Free School Transport:
*The application window for school transport for September 2017 is now closed. Pupils will be added to the waiting list for a seat on a school bus, and we will contact you if a place becomes available.*
This application may be monitored by The Island Free School for regulatory, quality control or crime detection purposes. Information from this application will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purpose of your particular enquiry/request. The Island Free School is the data controller. By completing this form you consent to the school contacting you by email or nominated in relation to your enquiry/request.
The information contained in this application may, in exceptional circumstances, be subject to disclosure to third parties under either the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the extent that the law allows, in accordance with The Island Free School Data Protection Policy. Disclosure will only be made where in all the circumstances it would be fair to do so and in the public interest.