My child attends primary school
Low income criteria
If your child is entitled to free school meals or you are in receipt of maximum working tax credit, and your child is attending the nearest school, you may be entitled to a free concessionary bus pass if the safest walking distance from your home to school is more than two miles.
School Transport Team
All completed applications are processed within 10 school days. If your child qualifies for a concessionary bus pass, you will be asked to send a current and appropriate passport-sized photograph of your child to the School Transport Team. Once this is received, you will be issued with the appropriate concessionary bus pass that will be valid until the end of the school year.
A Solo pass can be used on any bus service travelling in the St Helens area.
An Arriva pass can be used on any Arriva Services travelling in the North West.
For details of supported school services, visit the Merseytravel website.
Please note: if you move address or your child changes school, you must notify the School Transport Team and return your concessionary bus pass immediately. A reassessment of your child's entitlement will be carried out and if they are still eligible for a concessionary bus pass, one will be sent to you.
Failure to return the concessionary bus pass will result in you being invoiced for the cost of the pass, from the date your child becomes no longer eligible for pass to the date the pass is returned.