We have been contacted by Arriva Bus Company who want to flag up to parents their ticketing offer for students so that you are best placed to get as good a deal as possible for your child.

Arriva have a number of options available for ticketing for parents/students. There are more details in their parental letter which you can read here.

For example, there is a direct debit scheme that can save parents up to 25% per year against the cost of a standard ticket.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “Since Staffordshire County Council removed the youth card last year this has particularly hit families whose children travel by bus from outside of school catchment. The key to getting the best prices now is to plan ahead and to try and buy long-term or bulk tickets. This package from Arriva offers an option in this way.”