KCC has now launched two new Travel Schemes replacing the current Young Persons Travel Pass and Kent 16+ Travel Card.
The KCC 16+ Travel Saver is available to students aged 16-19 living in Kent and in full-time education. It offers the same benefits as the current Kent 16+ Travel Card enabling parents the opportunity to halve the costs of bus travel rather than buying a ticket direct from operators.
The cost of the card will be £400. However, we are pleased to be able to offer a subsidy of £50 that will cut the overall price to £350 for all Homewood School Post 16 students. To claim back your £50 discount, please complete the enclosed claim form and return it to the Sixth Form Office. This will be repaid once the student has completed the first term of Sixth Form.
The schemes represent a subsidy from KCC to parents of around £10m each year and means that KCC continues to support parents with the costs of bus travel more than any other council in the UK outside of London. A feature of the new scheme is the ability for parents to pay for the pass through a series of instalments, spreading the cost across 8 months.
The pass costs £400** and offers unlimited bus travel at all times of the day, 7 days per week for the whole academic year.
** please note a £10 administration fee applies to applications paid by instalment **
Applications can be made from 3rd June and students who hold current passes and may want to renew will be contacted to remind them of the need to reapply.
Applications can be made on line at kent.gov.uk/16plustravelsaver or you can print and complete an application form and return it to Freepost KCC Travel Savers.
Student Bursary Fund
If you believe you are eligible to receive financial support to help towards the cost of the KCC 16+ Travel Saver Card (Free School Meals) or have an income between £16,191 and £20,817 you can apply for a student bursary to help towards the cost of the card. Please contact Mrs Oven on extension 329 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the above.