Public Transport to and from the Sixth Form College, Colchester
September 2020 to July 2021
This information is provided as a guide for parents to help them to select the best option for their son/daughter to travel to College. The College does not operate or support any transport services and has no financial connection with any operators shown below.
The table is a summary of the main options available to ALL college students for travel by public transport (bus or train) for the academic year 2020/2021. If you have any travel enquiries please contact Michele Perrin: 01206 500700.
FIRST ESSEX BUSES
First Bus provide our students with a discounted rate in the form of an mTickets via the Student Travel Club (STC). To sign-up to the Student Travel Club (STC) and purchase a discounted ticket(s) please visit www.firstgroup.com/STC for step by step instructions.
This ticket service enables instant access to your bus pass, on your smart phone, whilst still receiving the benefit of the discounted rate unique to Sixth Form College, Colchester students. The mTicket discounted rates are more competitive than those of the ‘paper’ season ticket and offer a wider range of ticket options which include Annual, Termly, Monthly and 10/12 single journey.
Whilst we are still under the government current measures and the students continue to be on the amended timetable we would recommend that you choose the option of the 10/12 Single journey ticket or the monthly DD as this is financially the better option for those students that are not travelling to college every day .
DETAILS OF PRICES FOR 2020/2021
A step by step guide for purchasing the mTicket may be obtained from the college General Office. Please note you will require the students college email address to purchase this option.
What if I do not have a smart phone?
Students who do not have the facility to purchase an mTicket may apply for a ‘paper’ ticket via the college General Office. Please note if you purchase a paper ticket you will be required to supply an up to date passport photo upon collection of your bus pass from the General Office. Prices for a ‘paper’ ticket are slightly higher and include an administration fee of £5.00. Payment may be made by visa/credit card by phone: 01206 500700. Please allow 5 - 10 working days for these to be processed.
Contact information for the mTicket support team
Tel: 03300 947 577 (07:00 – 22:00 Mon - Sun)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (9:00 – 17:30 Mon – Fri excluding bank holidays)
Student Saver Ticket for Services 1/1A, 2, 4, and 8 Services within Colchester town area. https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/buy-tickets/region/herts-and-essex
Travel Voucher Student Saver Ticket Colchester Zone
Autumn Term : £185.00 Monthly : £37.91 Weekly : £12.40
Spring Term : £140.00 4 Weekly : £40.00
Summer Term : £145.00
HEDINGHAM / CHAMBERS
Hedingham Group offer our students a discounted rate on their buses. Contact Hedingham direct for a college termly pass. A current photo is required when emailing application details for bus pass.
DETAILS OF PRICES FOR 2020/2021
COLCHESTER BOROUGH CARD
The Colchester Borough card allows unlimited bus travel in and around Colchester on First Essex, Arriva, Panther Travel, Hedingham, Stephensons and Ipswich Buses. Tickets can be purchased via the First Bus App, Anglian Buses App, Arriva Bus App or Colchester Travel Centre, 26 St.Botolphs St. Day and week tickets may be purchased on the bus.
Inner Zone Outer Zone
Weekly : £19.00 £29.00
4 Weekly : £66.00 £98.00
12 Weekly : £190.00 £290.00
Service 81A Dedham and Langham
Panther Travel will be operating a dedicated school bus during term time that will follow the general public bus at the times stated below to assist in the travelling of students to their place of study.
This route is subsidised by Essex County Council. To receive the discounted price you will need to purchase the Essex Scholars Ticket direct from Panther Travel.
Autumn Term 2020 : £156.11
Spring Term 2021 : £129.20
Summer Term 2021 : £133.34
Annual : £363.80
Departs Dedham Lamb Cnr at 7.28 arriving Colchester High Street 08.14
Departs Colchester Head Street at 16.16 arriving Dedham Lamb Cnr 16.40
Contact : 01255 554974 Email : email@example.com
To purchase a student discounted ticket apply on line at http://railplus.greateranglia.co.uk/ and select Scholars Season. You may apply for an Annual, Termly or Monthly ticket. The scholar’s monthly subscription option is only available for a very short period in late August/early September at the start of the Academic year. Consecutive termly Tickets may be ordered up to four weeks prior to the start of the following term.
2020/2021 prices have now been brought in to line with the 16-17 saver discounts. So not only does the scholar ticket match that price but the validity of the tickets are longer meaning you get extra validity on some terms at no extra charge to cover the full term times. This means that you will not have the additional cost of having to purchase the ‘16-17 saver’ in order to benefit from the 50% discount.
Whilst we are still under the government current measures and the students continue to be on the amended timetable we would recommend you purchase a 16-17 saver discount card at the cost of £30. This can then be used against individual journeys to receive the 50% discount which would provide a better option for students not travelling to college every day. This card is not valid for students over 18.
Full price listing is available from the General Office. The table below shows some prices for 2020/21.
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Post 16 Transport. Application on line : https://www.essex.gov.uk/school-transport/post-16-transport Application assessments, Autumn Term 1 March to 30 September, Spring Term 1 October to 31 January. Standard charge £900 per year. Low income £450 per year. This can be paid by 3 termly payments.
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
Post 16 Transport. Application on line : https://www.suffolkonboard.com/school-travel/ Academic year 2020/2021 is £280 per term.