Getting to the Academy

Our two main bus companies, Arriva and Nu-Venture both stop at the Academy for the morning drop off and afternoon collection.

Please note that Arriva have changed some bus timings for the 64 bus services and the 589 from Cornwallis to the town centre is now the 576.

Please click here to see Nu-Venture bus times.

 Bus times as of 3rd January for Arriva.

Please click here to see the C2 bus times.

Please click here to see the Arriva number 5 bus times

Click here for the Young Person's travel pass Code of Conduct.

The Cost

2018/19 prices

Full year pass (3 September 2018 to 31 July 2019)

  • £290
  • £100 if you get free school meals

Term 1-3 pass (3 September 2018 to 1 March 2019)

  • £145
  • £50 if you get free school meals

Term 4-6 pass (25 February 2019 to 31 July 2019)

  • £145
  • £50 if you get free school meals

The school cannot take any responsibility for any incorrect information due to unexpected price rises by KCC, please click here to visit the KCC website where you will be able to view up to date prices and bus information. 

Please click here to apply for the young persons Travel pass.

Free passes

You can get a free pass if you are:

  • a young carer
  • in care or are a care leaver
  • applying for more than two full cost passes, you can get the third or fourth for free.

To help households with more than two children, we are offering parents the third or fourth pass for free. To take advantage of this offer, you will need to apply by post (PDF, 695.1 KB) (you cannot apply or renew online). Tick the box on each form that indicates you have more than two children and return all of the forms together. You can then deduct the cost of the third or fourth pass from your cheque or postal order (e.g. 2, 3 or 4 full year passes would cost £560). We will then check your details and send you the pass as normal. This offer is not available if any of the passes applied for are at the reduced fee (if you get free school meals) or if you already get one free.

Getting your application endorsed

If you are in care or a young carer you must get your application endorsed or you will end up paying the standard £290. Find out who to contact below.

Young carers

If you are a Young Carer please contact one of the following organisations:

Kent Young Carers 17 – 19 Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LS.
Call: 0300 111 1110

Young Carers First
Call: 0300 303 1555

If you live in Maidstone you can also contact Crossroads on 03450 95 67 01 or email