Transport Kingston Maurward College Advice Guidance Information Jason Hughes

The College operates a subsidised bus and minibus service for students with pick up points across the county and the Somerset and Wiltshire borders.

Travel timetables are assessed each summer to accommodate as many students as possible from across the catchment area.
Final timetables are produced just before the start of the Autumn term. The total cost of travel for students can be paid in full or via a monthly standing order and no payment is taken until September. The prices for 2015/16 will be made available at your interview day.

Although some of our transport has facilities for disabled access, we are able to discuss alternative methods of transport for any student with disabilities.

We have a strict code of conduct for all students travelling on College transport. You will be expected to sign this code of conduct at your enrolment week. The College also operates a ‘Bus Buddy’ scheme to help make travelling a happy and stress free experience and support any vulnerable students.

If you are a student bringing a car or motorbike onto campus, you will be expected to read and sign a campus parking and vehicle use code of conduct and provide your vehicle details.

FAQ

Do I qualify for student transport?

All students at Kingston Maurward College are entitled to apply for college transport.

How much is it?

We review our prices each year – please contact the Student Admissions team for the latest details.

How do I apply?

You will be given an application form at your interview day. It is essential that you complete this and return it at the earliest opportunity to secure your place on college transport.

When do I pay?

You will be given a payment schedule before the term starts in September where you will have an option to pay in full or by standing order on a monthly basis during your time studying with us.

What if I cannot afford the transport cost?

The College has some funds available to assist families on low income or in receipt of benefits. You will be required to pay a minimum of 10% of the overall cost. For further information about the Student Busary Fund. Please contact the Co-ordinator on 01305 215165

Will I be issued with a pass?

Your student ID card is your bus pass. These are issued during your first week at college. All our drivers have lists of who travels on which bus so travel in your first week before you receive your pass is not a problem.

What happens if I put in a late application for college transport?

We do try to ensure anyone wishing to use the transport can do so, but sometimes a very late application may have to be put on a waiting list until all routes are finalised and we are sure we have enough room for everyone to travel. Until this time, you will be responsible for your own transport to college.

If I no longer wish to travel, can I get a refund?

If you have paid in advance and you do not travel at all during this period, you can apply for a refund, however partial months cannot be refunded.

For more details and prices for college transport, please call the Student Admissions team on 01305 215032