PUBLIC SERVICE: 306/308 ARRIVA Gravesend to Sevenoaks & Travels through VIGO & CULVERSTONE
Some students travelling from Vigo receive a free bus pass (students must live in Vigo or in some cases local surrounding area to qualify for this bus). New students need to obtain a T1 Form from the school. Parents of new Year 7 students who live in Vigo need to collect a T1 form from their Primary School to apply for a KCC bus pass. Those travelling from Culverstone have to pay for their travel. The Kent Young Person's Pass and the Kent+16 Pass can be used on this route.
PUBLIC SERVICE: 306/308 ARRIVA Sevenoaks to Northfleet Garage via Gravesend Station
The Kent Freedom Bus Pass can be used on this route.
PUBLIC SERVICE: 306 ARRIVA - This is an EXTRA service after school ONLY and stops at 4 Bus Stops only Upper Avenue, Istead Rise, Morrisons in Coldharbour Road, and Gravesend Rail Station.
The Kent Young Persons Pass and the Kent+16 pass can be used on this route.
1st Bus Stop – AM-Gravesend Station to Meopham & PM Meopham to Gravesend Station
1st Bus stop run a service from Gravesend Station to Meopham School in the mornings and from Meopham School to Gravesend Station at the end of the school day. The Kent Young Person's Pass and the Kent+16 Pass can be used on this route.
PUBLIC SERVICE: 416 RED ROUTE BUSES TO GRAVESEND (THONG LANE) VIA ISTEAD RISE
This bus runs at school times. The Kent Young Persons Pass and Kent+16 Pass can be used on this route.
PUBLIC SERVICE: 311 RED ROUTE BUSES to COBHAM/SHORNE & LOWER HIGHAM
The Kent Young Person's Pass and the Kent+16 Pass can be used on this route.
In most instances Kent County Council will only fund transport to the nearest school where this is more than 3 miles from the child’s home. Further information can be found at the Kent website
PUBLIC SERVICE 418 RED ROUTE SERVICE – Public Bus to NEW ASH GREEN/HARTLEY/LONGFIELD/NEW BARN/MEOPHAM/WROTHAM
The Kent Young Persons Pass and the Kent+16 Pass can be used on this route.
Kent Young Persons Travel Pass (Kent YPTP)
This scheme is currently open to Year 7-11 students only and does not include Post 16 students.
Application forms can be downloaded from the internet.
Kent+16 Pass currently runs for the Sixth Form aged 16-18 and can be used every day 365 days per year.
STUDENTS TRAVELLING FROM OTHER AREAS – TRAIN SERVICES FROM MEOPHAM from Sole Street/Strood/Rochester/Chatham & carry on towards Longfield/Farningham/Swanley. The 306/308 Arriva Route runs outside the station but the times of these buses do not always correspond with train times.
FROM GRAVESEND: Trains come into Gravesend from the Medway Towns and carry on towards Northfleet/Swanscombe/Greenhithe (Bluewater), Stone Crossing and Dartford. The 306/308 Arriva Route runs from outside the station, but the times of these buses do not always correspond with train times.
Year 7 Admissions
At present students living in Vigo Village & Cobham need to obtain a T1 Booklet and application form from their primary school. Once your son/daughter’s place has been confirmed at Meopham this form needs to be completed and sent to Kent Passenger Integration (address on form) as soon as possible.
Arriva Child and Student Saver Direct Debit Scheme
Our direct debit scheme is our most cost-effective solution for both Child Scholars (Under 16 or to the end of year 11) and Students (6th form upwards). For those who are currently purchasing daily, weekly and 4 weekly tickets, the direct debit scheme not only offers them and their parents/carers a cost saving, but also the flexibility to stop and start payments when they wish.
The additional benefits of these tickets are that the Students and Children can use them in the evenings, weekends and during term holidays.
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We also offer a range of other solutions including travel warrants, tickets for students entitled to free travel and our discounted travel scheme for employees.
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